Marriott recently opened two new stay options in Johannesburg within the first purpose-built Marriott property in South Africa. Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch opened at the start of the month.
“We are thrilled to open Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch, further strengthening our relationship with the Amdec Group in South Africa. The openings are part of Marriott International’s commitment to expand our footprint in Africa and deepen our brand portfolio in South Africa. The property is a strong representation of two brands which will deliver tailored services, sophisticated spaces and enriching experiences,” said Sandra Schulze-Potgieter, vice president, premium and select brands, Marriott International, Middle East and Africa.
Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch offers more than 300 guestrooms, including 10 junior suites. An M Club Lounge is open to Marriott Bonvoy Elite members and paying club guests, offering complimentary breakfast, snacks, drinks and WiFi. The hotel features two dining venues. Archer Bar and Eatery serves coffee and local craft beers, while Keystone Bistro serves international cuisine.
The new-build property includes Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch on the upper floors, with one-, two- and three-bedroom units.
“The opening of Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch marks the continuation of a long-standing relationship between Marriott International and the Amdec Group. We are proud to play a part in paving the way for Marriott International’s expansion into Africa. Melrose Arch is one of three Amdec Group developments to accommodate Marriott branded hotels. The Yacht Club in Cape Town is home to Africa’s first AC Hotel by Marriott, while Harbour Arch which is currently under construction will house a second 5-star Marriott hotel along with a Residence Inn,” said James Wilson, CEO, Amdec Group.
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