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Protea Hotels Expands with Two New Openings

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To celebrate its 40th birthday, Protea Hotels by Marriott announced the opening of its first property in Angola while further strengthening its portfolio in South Africa with a new property in Pretoria. The newest additions – Protea by Marriott Luanda and Protea by Marriott Pretoria Hatfield – will offer business and leisure travellers the chance to experience the vibrant local cultures and warm hospitality, along with exceptional accommodation, modern amenities and world-class service.

Protea Hotels by Marriott, a member of Marriott Bonvoy’s distinguished portfolio of over 30 extraordinary brands, has seen significant growth since its founding in July 1984. From its humble beginnings with just four hotels in South Africa, the brand now boasts over 60 properties throughout South Africa and eight other African countries, including Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and now Angola.

With its extensive footprint across primary and secondary business centres and desirable leisure destinations, Protea Hotels by Marriott remains a popular choice for travellers exploring Africa.

Sandra Schulze-Potgieter, Vice President of Premium & Select Brands, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Marriott International, commented, “This month we celebrate four decades of exceptional service and genuine African hospitality. What better way to commemorate this milestone than by further strengthening Protea Hotels’ legacy with our first hotel in Angola and the ongoing expansion of the brand in South Africa. Both properties will combine contemporary comfort with a deep appreciation for local culture and heritage, offering guests a unique and enriching stay.”


Protea by Marriott Luanda

Protea Hotels by Marriott makes its debut in Angola with the opening of Protea by Marriott Luanda. Located between the city centre of Luanda and Talatona, the new hotel is conveniently situated near a range of business, sports, and private event destinations, as well as leisure retreats by the sea. The hotel’s interior exudes a comfortable ambiance throughout its public spaces and 84 guestrooms and suites, featuring contemporary furniture in African-styled terracotta colours and locally sourced furnishings. Guests can admire paintings by Guilherme Mampuya, a renowned Angolan artist based in Luanda. Culinary offerings include Múcua, an all-day restaurant serving a modern fusion of Portuguese and Angolan cuisines, and a rooftop bar where guests can enjoy drinks and light bites with panoramic views of the surrounding area. Additional facilities include a fully equipped gym and an outdoor pool with a waterfall.

Protea by Marriott Pretoria Hatfield

Protea by Marriott Pretoria Hatfield is strategically located in Hatfield, one of Pretoria’s most sought-after areas, providing business and leisure travellers with easy access to diplomatic, government, and corporate offices, as well as shopping centres, entertainment destinations, and sporting facilities. The hotel features 203 contemporary guestrooms designed for comfort and style. Guests can enjoy a memorable dining experience at The African Restaurant and Bar, which serves a fusion of global and African cuisines. A cosy 30-seater bar offers a relaxing space to unwind, while five state-of-the-art conference venues cater to both large-scale and intimate gatherings.

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