Marriott to open new hotel in Algeria
Maryland (US), December 20, 2011
Marriott International has signed an agreement to open its second Courtyard by Marriott property, a 198-room hotel in Setif, a prosperous and diverse city in central Algeria.
The Courtyard by Marriott Setif will be part of the Park Mall mixed-use development, located in the heart of Setif, said its owner Prom-Bati. The hotel is expected to open its doors in 2014.
“We chose Marriott for its expertise as an operator of hotels around the world and for the strength of its brands,” said Rachid Khenfri, president of Prom-Bati.
“We liked the Courtyard brand in particular for this location because of its modern look and feel, its understanding of the business traveler, and its comfortable and efficient accommodations,” he noted.
Ed Fuller, president & managing director of International Lodging for Marriott International said, “We are thrilled by the continued expansion in Algeria and are excited that when this hotel opens in Setif, we will be represented in the country with six hotels and five brands.”
Marriott's first hotel in Algeria, the Renaissance Tlemcen, opened in 2011, and in 2014 the company will open four others in one complex – the Algiers Marriott, Algiers Marriott Executive Apartments, Courtyard by Marriott Algiers and Residence Inn by Marriott Algiers – followed by the Courtyard by Marriott Setif.
The hotel will have a casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a lobby lounge. On the third floor will be 6,896 sq ft of flexible meeting space, said Khenfri.
Other guest amenities will include a prayer room, fitness center and pool, business center, room service and gift shop, he added.-TradeArabia News Service