Dubai - Protea Hotels announced on Wednesday the signing of contracts for the development of new hotel properties in Uganda.
The deal was agreed between Protea Hotels, a member of Marriott International, and its local partner in the country. The company said the signing in Dubai affirms the its confidence in the strength of the Ugandan economy and in prospects for growth on the African continent.
"Marriott International has expressed commitment to Africa as the region for future expansion of the global hospitality sector. The current pipeline includes an additional 91 hotels in the Middle East and Africa region set to open by 2020," the company said.