Marriott opens Protea hotel in Pretoria

Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Loftus Park. Photo credit: Marriott International

The Protea Hotel by Marriott Pretoria Loftus Park has opened in Pretoria, South Africa, an area fast emerging as a bustling business and leisure destination. 

Located in the suburb of Arcadia, the hotel is part of Loftus Park, a mixed-use corporate, retail and lifestyle development, and near the Hatfield Gautrain Station and the Tshwane Rapid Transport Bus route, providing access from both Johannesburg as well as 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, VP/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.”

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The hotel has 152 rooms as well as conference facilities, meeting rooms for up to 180 persons,  a restaurant, a coffee shop, and a rooftop swimming pool with a bar and lounge.

Adjacent Loftus Versfeld Stadium, a leading site for rugby and soccer, the hotel is expected to attract interest and gain visibility from sports fans. It also expects to gain business from its proximity to the Union Building, Pretoria’s many embassies, ministerial headquarters and educational facilities.

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.