Marriott International has announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, The Arusha Hotel, marking the debut of the brand into Tanzania.
Founded in 1894, The Arusha Hotel has emerged as a city landmark playing host to many dignitaries and well known personalities over more than 120 years.
Rebranded after renovation, the hotel retains its unique charm reminiscent of a bygone era and a fabled past.
Located steps away from the famous Clock Tower, known to mark the centre point from Cairo to Cape Town, it is easily accessible from both Arusha as well as the Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Nestled within three acres of lush tropical gardens, it sits snugly in the central business district of the city, within the shadow of the majestic Mount Meru forming the perfect gateway to the popular Serengeti Northern Safari Circuit and to Mount Kilimanjaro.
“The entry of the Four Points brand into Tanzania is a significant addition to our rapidly growing footprint in Africa and reflects the strong traction the brand is gaining in the region,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.
“Tanzania has long been on the global travellers’ bucket list and the Four Points brand with its blend of stylish comfort and genuine service offers an ideal choice at an honest value.”
Designed for the modern traveller with an emphasis on approachable design, the 106 room Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, The Arusha Hotel, features spacious and modern rooms including suites.
It also offers an all-day dining, a coffee shop and houses the famed Hatari Bar, named after John Wayne’s safari epic.
The bar is believed to have been frequented by the actor during his stay in Arusha while he was shooting for the film.
Other facilities include an outdoor pool and a state of the art fitness centre.
It will also soon add a poolside bar.
With 5,500 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space and sprawling, verdant gardens, the hotel is an ideal venue for meetings of any size as well as elaborate social events and weddings.