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Marriott signs two in South Africa

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September 16, 2015

Marriott signs two in South Africa

Alex Kyriakidis
Alex Kyriakidis President Middle East Africa Marriott International

MarriottMarriott International signs two new properties in?South Africa in partnership with The Amdec Group.

Expected to open by?February 2018, the 150-room Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and 200-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch will be located in the Melrose Arch precinct in?Johannesburg.

The two properties represent the company?s signature brand, Marriott Hotels, as well as its upscale serviced apartments brand, Marriott Executive Apartments, and will be the first Marriott-branded properties under development in South Africa.

?Africa?is important to Marriott International?s growth strategy because of its rapid economic growth, growing middle class and youth population, as well as the expansion of international flights onto the continent,? said?Alex Kyriakidis, Marriott International?s president and managing director, Middle East?and?Africa.

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


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