Marriott International wins two industry awards in South Africa

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Marriott International has won two major hotel category awards at the Business Traveler Africa Awards for 2017, recently held in Cape Town.

The hotel group was voted as the Best Business Hotel Group and the Best International Hotel Group in South Africa. 

“To win top honors at the coveted Business Traveler Awards 2017 in two categories is indeed a commendable achievement and a tribute to the commitment of our teams and associates who dedicate themselves to delivering the highest standards of service and strive to make every guest stay memorable,” said Alex Kyriakidis, Marriott International President and Managing Director for Middle East and Africa.

“I am extremely proud of our teams and dedicate this award to their hard work and dedication.”

“We are thrilled with this recognition which underpins the goals we have set for ourselves. Our strong presence in South Africa is demonstrated through the popular Protea Hotels by Marriott brand. We have focused on providing consistency in what we offer both in services as well as in the facilities together with value for money and we are truly glad that our guests have recognized and appreciated this. In the light of stiff competition, the value of our loyalty program and our diverse portfolio of brands gives us a competitive edge,” concludes Volker Heiden, Marriott International and Protea Hotels by Marriott Vice President for Middle East and Africa

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