Marriott International will be introducing its Aloft brand to the capital city of Mauritius, following the signing of Aloft Mauritius Port Louis.
Situated in the central business district area of Port Louis, the property will be the brand’s first adaptive reuse development in Africa and is scheduled to inaugurate in early 2019.
The nine-floor building will be transformed to house 150 loft-like rooms, with innovative technology and a contemporary atmosphere.
President and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, Alex Kyriakidis spoke of the development: “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. With its urban design aesthetic and appeal to savvy travellers, 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.”
He concluded: “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.”
Aloft Mauritius Port Louis will feature modern yet affordable accommodation and will emanate an urban vibe. Each room will offer harbor or mountain views, as well as large walk-in showers and complimentary Bliss amenities.
Guests can make most of the brand’s signature WXYZ bar and the Re:mixSM lounge – Aloft’s twist on the traditional lobby experience.
Offering an exceptionally convenient and easy stay, the hotel will also offer SPG Keyless – the hospitality industry’s first truly keyless entry system that enables guests to use their smartphone or Apple watch as a room key.
Other key features will include a Re:chargeSM fitness centre; a rooftop bar and pool; Re:fuelSM by Aloft, a convenient 24- hour deli option for those on the go; as well as two meeting spaces supported by an ‘In-Touch’ business area.
Aloft Mauritius Port Louis will be a significant addition to Marriott International’s already extensive portfolio in Mauritius.