Marriott opens second Four Points in Tanzania

The building was used as a hospital during World War I before being converted into a hotel. Photo credit: Marriott International

Marriott International has opened its second Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Tanzania.

The Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel, is a rebranding of the former New Africa Hotel, which originally was built as the official residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II, The Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel was originally the official residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor and King of Prussia, in 1896. The building was used as a hospital during World War I before it was converted into a hotel. 

The hotel "is a great addition to our rapidly growing footprint in Africa and further consolidates the brand's presence in Tanzania," said Alex Kyriakidis, president/managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.

Located in the central business district, the 174-room hotel has all-day dining, a coffee shop and a lounge bar. The property also has The Spice Route, a signature restaurant serving Pan-Asian fare. Other facilities include an outdoor pool and a fitness center as well as 1,000 square feet of indoor meeting and banquet space spread across 12 meeting rooms.

Over the past two years in East Africa alone, the brand also has opened Four Points by Sheraton Hurlingham, Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport and Four Points by Sheraton Arusha.