Protea Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott International, has announced the opening of Protea Hotel by Marriott in Owerri, a development, which the promoters said further consolidated their presence in the country.
The 90-room hotel, developed by African Capital Alliance, a leading investment firm, and Kunoch Limited, is located in Owerri city, the capital of Imo State.
Imo State is commonly referred to as the “Heartland” and is regarded as the entertainment capital of Eastern Nigeria. The state is also a producer of oil and natural gas and is home to a large number of regional oil and financial services offices.
Commenting on the opening of the hotel, the Vice President Protea Hotels by Marriott, Mr. Volker Heiden said: “The opening of Protea Hotel by Marriott, Owerri Select, illustrates our confidence in the potential of Nigeria and is in line with our commitment to grow in strategic secondary cities across the continent. The recent expansion of the city’s airport, will give the city better accessibility, which we are confident will further drive business travel.”
To the Principal and Head of Real Estate at African Capital Alliance, Mr. Obiora Nwogugu, the new hotel is an important addition to the hotels the company already own in the cities of Lagos and Benin in Nigeria, and Takoradi in Ghana.
“We are pleased to partner yet again with Protea Hotels by Marriott, which enjoys strong regional brand equity and awareness coupled with the global distribution of Marriott International,” Nwogugu added.