PROTEA HOTELS BY MARRIOTT SIGNS NEW HOTEL IN PRETORIA
152 room hotel in Loftus Park precinct to open in 2018
Cape Town, 18th April 2018: Protea Hotels by Marriott announced last week the signing of a new hotel, located within Loftus Park, a comprehensive exclusive mixed-use corporate, retail and lifestyle precinct in Pretoria, co-developed by Abland and Redefine Properties. Protea Hotel 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.
“Protea Hotels by Marriott has enjoyed a great relationship with Bluecor since 2010, currently partnering on two other Pretoria hotels,” said Volker Heiden, Vice President Protea Hotels by Marriott, Marriott International, Middle East and Africa. “With our shared passion for hospitality, we are confident this new venture will cement our relationship with our partners and we look forward to a successful and strengthened partnership.”
“We are delighted to partner with Marriott International once again for Protea Hotel by Marriott Loftus Park. This signing is a testament to our fruitful relationship and we are confident that together we will be able to provide best in class facilities and services to our guests,” said Andre and Tony from Bluecor.
“We are excited to partner with Protea Hotels by Marriott. We have no doubt that with the strong regional brand equity and awareness coupled with the global distribution of Marriott International, Protea Hotel by Marriott Loftus Park, will emerge as a preferred choice for business and leisure travellers to Pretoria” said Jurgens Prinsloo, Managing Director of Abland.
Expected to open later this year, the hotel will offer 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.
Located in the rapidly transforming suburb of Arcadia in Pretoria, Loftus Park, is fast emerging as a bustling business and leisure destination. The central location of the Precinct, not far from the Hatfield Gautrain Station, makes it easily accessible for guests travelling from Johannesburg or coming in from OR Tambo International Airport. 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. While its proximity to the Union Building and Pretoria’s many embassies, the numerous Ministerial headquarters in the area, as well the neighboring school and university will drive further business into the Hotel.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Loftus Park, will open in the first phase of the development together with a corporate office section, retail space and a Virgin Active gymnasium.