Marriott expands footprint in sub-Saharan Africa

The all-day dining venue at the Kigali Marriott Hotel

Marriott International, Inc. has opened Kigali Marriott Hotel in the CBD of the Rwandan capital. The hotel represents the company’s entry into Rwanda.

Commenting on Marriott’s latest opening in Africa, Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Marriott International Middle East and Africa, said: “We are thrilled to be opening a Marriott Hotel in Rwanda and we believe the property will play a significant role in catering to the desires of business and leisure tourists alike. Marriott is committed to the Southern African market, and our rapid expansion demonstrates our belief in the continent’s booming economies.

Situated 20 minutes from Kigali International Airport, the 254-room hotel offers views of Mt. Kigali. Its deluxe guest rooms and 25 suites include 48-inch LCD TVs and high-speed internet. Facilities include four restaurants and three bars. Ziko Grill offers burgers and brochettes by the poolside, Soko offers all-day dining showcasing international cuisine with live cooking stations, while The Greatroom offers flexible zones where guests can socialise, relax, have a meeting or a light meal. The hotel’s Saray Spa includes a 450-sqm swimming pool and fitness centre.