Marriott International, Inc. announced this Monday (10) the opening of its second Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Tanzania. Called Four Points by Sheraton New Africa Hotel, the new property is located at a central area in Dar es Salaam, the capital.
Designed for the modern traveler with an emphasis on approachable design, the New Africa Hotel features 174 spacious and contemporary rooms including suites. It also offers all-day dining, a coffee shop and a lounge-bar. The hotel also features The Spice Route, a signature restaurant overlooking the Harbor showcasing Pan Asian fine dining.
Other facilities include an outdoor pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center. With 1000 square feet of indoor meeting and banquet space spread across 12 flexible meeting rooms. The hotel allows gatherings of any size including weddings and other social events.
“Our vision is to offer an uncomplicated travel experience for both business and leisure. Perfectly situated in the heart of the city, the hotel is at the epicenter, steeped in history and surrounded by local attractions,” said the General Manager, Siddharth Chaudhry.
A little bit of History
The original New Africa Hotel was built as the official residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1896. It was used as a hospital during World War I before being converted into a hotel during the British Empire. Sitting at the heart of the central business district of the city, overlooking the Harbor the hotel has since emerged as a landmark and an integral part of the burgeoning city.
With the renovation and the rebrand, the hotel continues to retain its unique charm. “ New Africa Hotel is a great addition to our rapidly growing footprint in Africa and further consolidates the brand’s presence in Tanzania. We are confident that with its blend of stylish comfort and genuine service at a great value, the hotel will meet the rising demand for high-caliber lodging in this fast-growing market and soon emerge as a leading choice among business and leisure travelers,” said Alex Kyriakidis,
Marriott International´s President and Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa.
The brand Four Points is experiencing a growth momentum having surpassed the 250th hotel milestone globally. Over the past two years in East Africa alone, the brand has also opened two properties in Nairobi and another one in Arusha.