Hotel management company Aleph Hospitality has signed a franchise agreement with Marriott International for a new Protea Hotels by Marriott hotel in Kisumu County.
Aleph Hospitality will manage the new hotel on behalf of the hotel owner, Bluewater Hotels. Aleph will operate the new property under the Protea Hotels by Marriott brand.
Bani Haddad, Founder and Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality, commented: “We are thrilled to work with Marriott International to bring the first internationally branded hotel to Kisumu, Kenya’s third largest city. As Aleph Hospitality continues to expand across Africa and the Middle East, we are delighted to once again collaborate with Marriott International, following the signing of Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia earlier this year.”
The new hotel will be located in Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria and will feature 125 rooms with lake views, three food and beverage outlets, a rooftop infinity pool, gym, spa and more than 500m2 of meeting space. Protea Hotel by Marriott Kisumu will be located just 9km from Kisumu International Airport and directly adjacent to the Kisumu Yacht Club and Kisumu Impala Sanctuary.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Kisumu is due to open in January 2022. The hotel marks Aleph Hospitality’s continued expansion in Kenya, following the signing of Best Western Plus Westlands, set to open in Nairobi in Q4, 2019 and two further properties, one in Mombasa and one in Nairobi, which are both under construction.
Aleph Hospitality, which has earmarked a pipeline of 35 hotels in the Middle East and Africa by 2025, manages hotels directly for owners, either on a franchise basis for branded properties or as a white label operator for independently-branded hotels.