Marriott made an announcement back in November 2013 that it had made an offer to purchase Cape Town based Protea hotels and the deal soon closed. Select Protea hotels started Marriott Rewards participation on February 23, 2015, with a promise that all would join sometime in the late 2015.
Marriott Rewards has been quiet about this full participation, but launched a promo last week (read more here) that stated that all Protea hotels were now Marriott Rewards participating. The start date of that promo is November 17, 2015.
Here are the Protea hotels that all should be Marriott Rewards participating by November 17:
United Republic of Tanzania
Dar es Salaam
It is surprising that Marriott Rewards has been so quiet about the launch date of Protea’s full Marriott Rewards participation. Some members might actually book some of these properties if some benefits are offered.
I was going to stay at one Protea property in Dar es Salaam, but after getting to the property in a cab and seeing the terrible state pulled up my laptop and booked the Hyatt instead. They really have a long way to go to have standards of any kind.