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International hotel chain to add to Cape's landscape

Marriott International announced their multi-billion rand investment plan to build three new hotels in Cape Town in partnership with the Amdec group.

The development will see 500 more rooms being added to Cape Town's accommodation offering.

The three new hotels in Cape Town are estimated to be worth R2 billion.

Danny Bryer, director of sales, marketing and revenue management at Protea Hotels by Marriot says the new development will see two new hotels spring up on the foreshore part of the Culemborg area closer to the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

He says it will be a similar concept to the Melrose Arch precinct in Johannesburg, a combination of retail, residential and hotels.

We are very excited about that site, it also going to lead into the harbor as the harbor continues to grow...

Danny Bryer, Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management at Protea Hotels by Marriot

Bryer says the one hotel is aimed at those staying for longer periods in Cape Town and the other will be for local travellers, business or leisure as well as in bound tourism.

Another hotel development will be located at The Yacht Club in the Roggebaai precinct at the gateway to Cape Town's waterfront, says Bryer.

He says this development is going to be the new base for the incoming cruise liners.

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