Slated to open in early 2019, the Aloft Mauritius Port Louis will be the brand’s first adaptive reuse project in Africa. Located in the central business district area of Port Louis, the existing nine-floor office building will be turned into a hotel with 150 guestrooms.
“The signing of Aloft Mauritius Port Louis underscores the unstoppable momentum the brand has been garnering and our strategic commitment to grow the Aloft brand in key destinations around the world,” Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, said in a statement. “With its urban design aesthetic and appeal to savvy travelers, the Aloft brand is particularly suited for adaptive reuse and in today’s challenging economic environment, projects like this one can offer developers significant advantages. We are delighted to see the Aloft brand debut in Mauritius and see many opportunities to use this approach as an important growth channel allowing us to enter even more markets, more quickly.”
Owned by Green East Master Limited, the Aloft Mauritius Port Louis will be close to Le Caudan Waterfront district, the dynamic city center pulsating with activity including leisure, shopping, entertainment and a marina.
Marriott International already has three hotels in Mauritius under the St. Regis, Le Meridien and Westin brands and one hotel currently under development under the Sheraton brand.