Opening A Masterpiece
Totalling an impressive 306 rooms, Marriott International opened the Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch on Sunday, 1 March 2020. The opening marks the first purpose-built Marriott Hotel in the country. Owned and developed by the Amdec Group, the hotel and apartments are situated in the bustling Melrose Arch precinct and provide a premium destination for business travellers and a fully serviced extended stay destination.
Introducing The Marriott Executive Apartments
The opening also debuts the first Marriott Executive Apartments in South Africa. “We are thrilled to open Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch, further strengthening our relationship with the Amdec Group in South Africa. The openings are part of Marriott International’s commitment to expand our footprint in Africa and deepen our brand portfolio in South Africa. The property is a strong representation of two brands which will deliver tailored services, sophisticated spaces and enriching experiences,” said Sandra Schulze–Potgieter, Vice President Premium & Select Brands, Marriott International Middle East and Africa. On the upper floors of the new build, Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch features 84 fully sized and equipped apartments, ranging from one-, two- and three-bedroom units, for travellers seeking a trusted, longer stay. Personalised service ensures a seamless and sophisticated experience, while local textures and flavours add to the overall ambience.
Commenting on the opening, James Wilson, CEO for the Amdec Group, said: “The opening of Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch marks the continuation of a long-standing relationship between Marriott International and the Amdec Group. We are proud to play a part in paving the way for Marriott International’s expansion into Africa. Melrose Arch is one of three Amdec Group developments to accommodate Marriott branded hotels. The Yacht Club in Cape Town is home to Africa’s first AC Hotel by Marriott, while Harbour Arch, which is currently under construction, will house a second 5-star Marriott Hotel along with a Residence Inn.”
Facts About The Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch:
- The hotel consists of 205 Deluxe Guest Rooms, 85 Deluxe Guest Room Double-Doubles and six accessible Deluxe Guest Room King as well as 10 junior suites.
- The M Club is an exclusive space reserved for Marriott Bonvoy Elite loyalty members and Club paying members. It provides complimentary breakfast, evening drinks, hors d’oeuvres and premium beverages.
- Located on the Meetings and Events Floor are seven flexible meeting rooms, a ballroom, pre-function space and The Green Room for hosting VIPs and dignitaries. Meeting management app, RedCoat Direct is available to guests to organise and personalise events.
State Of The Art Rooms And Facilities
Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch is the first Marriott Hotel in South Africa to showcase the brand’s new design touchpoints. The property features 306 guest rooms, including 10 Junior Suites. Each of the spacious rooms is thoughtfully designed with a balance of tailored utility and contemporary style for the traveller who believes that form is just as important as function. Local accents add a sense of place to the sleek aesthetic, while open workspaces allow for flexibility to connect anytime.
Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch is home to spaces that spark brilliance and seamlessly blend work and play with state-of-the-art business facilities, such as the Greatroom – a contemporary space located in the hotel lobby designed for socialising, relaxing and working. Guests can enjoy an elevated experience through the Mobile Guest Services, delivered with the warm and professional service for which the brand is globally renowned.
Welcome To The M Club
Access to the M Club Lounge, an exclusive space reserved for Marriott Bonvoy Elite loyalty members and Club paying members, provides complimentary breakfast, evening drinks, hors d’oeuvres and premium beverages. The M Club Lounge also offers the brand’s signature Mind Menu, a collection of delicious snacks and beverages infused with active ingredients to enhance the mind and body. Accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the M Club Lounge provides free Wi-Fi, printing and power supplies to ensure uninterrupted productivity for business travellers.
Dining At The Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch
The hotel features two dining venues, Archer Bar and Eatery – a charismatic social space, part bar and part coffee hangout, serving local craft beers, specialty coffee and creative mixology, and Keystone Bistro – a stylish restaurant serving international cuisine with a South African flair. The hotel offers seven meeting rooms, a ballroom, pre-function space, including The Green Room for hosting VIP dignitaries and speakers. Other facilities include a 24-hour fitness center, outdoor heated swimming pool and pool bar.
Marriott International currently operates 61 hotels in South Africa and have eight hotels in the pipeline.