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Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa in northern Gauteng province now has a new Protea Hotel.
The new Protea Hotel by Marriott International is located in Loftus Park, a bustling business and leisure destination in the suburb of Arcadia in Pretoria.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Loftus Park
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It is close to the Hatfield Gautrain Station and the Tshwane Rapid Transport Bus route and provides easy access from both Johannesburg city and OR Tambo International Airport.
“Protea Hotels by Marriott is a leading hotel brand in South Africa and enjoys unprecedented regional brand equity,” said Volker Heiden, Vice President Protea Hotels by Marriott, Marriott International, Middle East and Africa.
“I am confident that this, together with the hotel’s strategic location and the global distribution of Marriott International will help position Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Loftus Park as a preferred choice for business and leisure travelers to Pretoria.”
Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Loftus Park offers 152 modern rooms as well as conference facilities and meeting rooms catering for up to 180 delegates.
Food and beverage facilities include a restaurant, a coffee shop, a rooftop swimming pool and bar and lounge, offering panoramic views of the city.
Situated adjacent to Loftus Versfeld Stadium, the leading site for rugby and soccer, the hotel is expected to attract interest and gain visibility amongst the sporting circles.
It is also expected that its proximity to the Union Building and Pretoria’s many embassies, the numerous Ministerial headquarters in the area, and the neighboring school and university will drive further business into the Hotel.
“We are thrilled to have a new hotel in Loftus Park,” said Etienne Potgieter, General Manager Protea Hotels by Marriott Pretoria Loftus Park.
“The unique location of the hotel and its proximity to the Stadium is an exciting new opportunity for us, that we believe, will help us tap into the fast growing sports tourism segment. We hope to be able to create special experiences that will enable us to welcome our loyal Marriott International guests as well as attract new ones.”
Protea Hotels by Marriott Loftus Park is co-owned by Bluecor, a South Africa based Real Estate Development Company and longstanding partner of Marriott International, together with Redefine Properties and Abland.