More than half of Marriott International’s hotels across South Africa have opened their doors to welcome travellers back under the latest national lockdown regulations.

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Protea Hotel Knysna Quays.

Marriott includes brands such as Protea Hotels, Sheraton and the Autograph Collection, and the reopened hotels are in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Roodepoort, Pretoria, Durban, Bloemfontein, Garden Route (Mossel Bay and George), Mahikeng, Nelspruit, Kimberley, Upington and Rustenburg.

“We are excited to welcome back our guests and look forward to providing them great experiences across our diverse portfolio in the country,” said Volker Heiden, Area Vice President Sub-Saharan Africa, Marriott International.

Offerings at these properties will include non-sharing accommodation and food and beverage offerings in line with current regulations.

Marriott said that as it continued to reopen its hotels, “the health and safety of guests and associates remains of paramount importance. The company continues to roll out a multi-pronged platform to elevate its cleanliness standards and hospitality norms and behaviours to meet the new health and safety challenges presented by the current pandemic environment in each market around the world.”

Said Heiden, “We understand that health and hygiene will be at the forefront of our guests’ minds as they consider traveling and staying at hotels. With our increased measures, we want them to see and understand what we are doing and why we are doing it – so that when they walk through the doors of one of our hotels, they know our commitment to their health and safety is our priority, whichever one of our brands they are staying with.”