Marriott's Aloft Hotels to debut in Mauritius
The brand's first adaptive re-use project in Africa will see a nine-floor office building transform into a 150-room Aloft property
Marriott International Inc will launch its Aloft brand in the capital city of Mauritius with the signing of Aloft Mauritius Port Louis.
Slated to open in early 2019, the hotel 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 transform into the hotel with 150 loft-like rooms, accessible technology and a social atmosphere.
"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,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.
"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. 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," added Kyriakidis.
Owned by Green East Master Limited, Aloft Mauritius Port Louis is located close to Le Caudan Waterfront district.
All rooms will offer harbour or mountain views and feature plush platform beds, large walk-in showers and complimentary Bliss amenities.
Guests can also expect the brand’s signature WXYZ bar, as well as a Re:mixSM lounge – Aloft’s twist on the traditional lobby experience.
The hotel will 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 features will include a Re:chargeSM fitness centre, a Re:fuelSM by Aloft, a 24-hour deli option for those on the go, as well as two modern meeting spaces supported by an ‘In-Touch’ business area. Fast and free Wi-Fi will be available throughout the property.
Aloft Mauritius Port Louis will complement Marriott International’s existing portfolio in Mauritius, comprising three operating hotels under the St. Regis, Le Meridien and Westin brands and one hotel currently under development under the Sheraton brand.