Protea Hotels Group- a member of Marriot Hotels International has signed a deal to construct a five-star hotel in Rwanda. The group is one of the largest African hotel brands with a presence in over 10 countries in the continent. The new hotel will be named Protea Kivu Marina Resort Hotel. It’s proposed location is the Rusizi District in the Western Province of Rwanda.
The Rwandan government has however launched the ‘Kivu Belt Tourism Master Plan’ last year, with the aim of transforming the Western Region laying the Kivu Lake into a major tourism destination point in East Africa.
The hotel will have 76 rooms and will be constructed under a public-private partnership (PPP). This development will benefit both the locals and the investors due to the rising demand for conference tourism in the country.
The Government of Rwanda has also developed a policy framework and National Tourism Master Plan that will provide specific guidelines in the form of a Tourism Master Plan (TMP). This will ensure sustainable economic, social and environmental growth in the tourism industry.
Apart from Rwanda, the chain plans to invest in Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda, and Zanzibar.