Independent hotel management company Aleph Hospitality has signed a franchise agreement with Marriott International for a new Protea Hotels by Marriott property in Kisumu, Kenya.
On behalf of the hotel owner, Bluewater Hotels, Aleph Hospitality will operate the new-build property under the Protea Hotels by Marriott brand.
“We’re thrilled to work with Marriott International to bring the first internationally branded hotel to Kisumu, Kenya’s third largest city,” says Bani Haddad, founder and managing director of Aleph Hospitality.
“As Aleph Hospitality continues to expand across Africa and the Middle East, we’re delighted to once again collaborate with Marriott International, following the signing of Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia earlier this year.”
Located in Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest freshwater lake, the new hotel will feature 125 rooms with lake views, three food and beverage outlets, a rooftop infinity pool, gym, spa and more than 500 square metres of meeting space.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Kisumu is due to open in January 2022.