Marriott International is to open a JW Marriott hotel in Tripoli, Libya, in February 2011.

The five-star hotel, the company’s first property in the North African country, will feature 370 guestrooms and suites, lounges, restaurants, a fitness centre and a spa.

The hotel will also house 1,200m² of meeting space comprising three meeting rooms, three conference rooms and a ballroom.

The 36-storey property will be owned by Daewoo Tripoli Investment and Development, a joint venture of South Korean Daewoo Engineering and Construction and Libyan Oyia.