Marriott International to construct three new hotels in South Africa

9th October 2016 (Last Updated October 9th, 2016 18:30)

Marriott International, in partnership with the Amdec Group, has announced plans for the construction of three new hotel properties in Cape Town, South Africa.

Marriott International, in partnership with the Amdec Group, has announced plans for the construction of three new hotel properties in Cape Town, South Africa.

The first project among the three will be under the company's signature brand, Marriott Hotels. This will be the first Marriott Hotel in Cape Town.

The second property will be under the upscale extended stay brand – Residence Inn by Marriott. The final property will be an upper-moderate tier lifestyle brand – AC Hotels by Marriott.

These three properties will add more than 500 rooms in Cape Town’s cumulative hotel accommodation offering.

Marriot’s partnership with Amdec Group started in 2015 when they announced the development of the first two properties in South Africa.

These two hotels located in Johannesburg are scheduled to open in 2018.

Marriot International is looking to bolster its growth across Middle East and Africa region.

It plans to expand its presence to 27 African countries with over 200 hotels by the year 2025.

Marriott International president and CEO Alex Kyriakidis said: “Africa is particularly important to Marriott International's expansion strategy because of the continent's rapid economic growth, expanding middle class and youth population, as well as the increase of international flights into the continent.

 “With over 850 million people in sub-Saharan Africa alone, there are enormous opportunities.”

Amdec Group CEO James Wilson said: “Marriott's new hotels will become landmarks in South Africa and appeal to travellers from all over the country, the continent and the world. We are proud to develop world-class properties in both Cape Town and in Johannesburg.”

It is expected that during the construction phase approximately 8,000 jobs would be created.

After the completion, the hotels would employ more than 700 people.