Incredible – Marriott Rewards adds remaining Protea Hotels and they are all Category 1!!!

Posted on November 17, 2015 by in Marriott Hotels

Back in 2014 Marriott stole bought Protea Hotels for just about US$140 million (10x EBITDA at the time).

The former Protea Rewards loyalty program ProkardLoyalty had been rolled into Marriott Rewards since 2014. I’m not sure if we can say this is a blueprint for the Starwood integration but now 18 months later Mariott Rewards has made all former Protea Hotels available for redemption (before only South African properties were available).

And all these properties came out as Category 1! Marriott Rewards category 1 can be booked for just 7,500 points.

MightyTravels 2015-11-17 at 10.38.49 AM

Protea has hotels in places that are VERY expensive to travel to including:

– Ghana
– Malawi
– Namibia
– Nigeria
– Tanzania
– Uganda
– Zambia

Room rates for 4 or 5 star properties in these countries usually run about $300!

Here are selected properties that I think are awesome value.

Tanzania/ Zanzibar

Protea Hotel Courtyard Dar es Salaam

Protea Hotel Amani Beach

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Malawi

Protea Hotel Ryalls, Blantyre, Malawi

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Uganda

Protea Kampala – I walked by the hotel when staying in Kampala and the location is just perfect.

Protea Entebbe Resort

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Nigeria

Protea Hotel Kuramo Waters

MightyTravels 2015-11-17 at 10.57.16 AM

Zambia

Protea Hotel Lusaka Tower

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Rwanda

Kigali Marriott – Marriott is planning to open a full service Marriott in Kigali in 2016 – no category assignment has been made yet


About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

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