Marriott to bring Executive Apartments brand to Johannesburg

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South Africa: Marriott has announced the signing of the 200-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch.

Along with an adjacent hotel, the developments 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, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa for Marriott International. "With over 850 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, there are enormous opportunities there."

James Wilson, CEO of The Amdec Group, owners of the Melrose Arch mixed-use precinct, said: "Melrose Arch is a magnificent multi-faceted new urban quarter and the perfect location for Marriott's first two signature brand properties in South Africa. At Melrose Arch our focus is very much on creating an unforgettable experience with a vibrant atmosphere in a secure environment where people can work, shop, relax and stay. The Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch provide contemporary and innovative hospitality that adds to Melrose Arch's current offering.

Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch will feature 200 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.


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