Protea Hotel by Marriott Constantine was opened recently. Picture: Nicolas Dumont.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Constantine was opened recently. Picture: Nicolas Dumont.
Some of the traditional food that will be served at the hotel. Picture: Nicolas Dumont.
Some of the traditional food that will be served at the hotel. Picture: Nicolas Dumont.

Protea Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott International opened a 72 room hotel in Constantine, Algeria. Strategically located in close proximity to the airport, the hotel is within walking distance of most major city attractions such as the Cirta Museum, the Ahmed Bey Castle, Le Monument Aux Morts, and the iconic seven bridges, a symbol that defines the uniqueness of the city. 

The hotel will mark the hotel's expansion in North America. 

 Volker Heiden, Vice President Protea Hotels by Marriott, Marriott International, Middle East and Africa, said the hotel is a leading hotel brand in Africa with a significant footprint in Sub- Saharan Africa.

“The opening of this hotel marks the strategic expansion of the brand into exciting new markets. We are confident that this expansion will provide further impetus and pave the way for the brand’s future growth.”

 The hotel’s 72 guest rooms spread over six floors provide views of the scenic city. Additional facilities include two boardrooms and a ballroom. With modern design and amenities, and a unique blend of global standards coupled with warm, personal service for which the brand has come to be known, the hotel provides the ideal stay for business as well as leisure. 

Popularly referred to Algeria’s “City of Bridges,” Constantine, is perhaps one of those destinations waiting to be discovered by the global traveller.  The city’s unique charm lies in the beauty of its natural surroundings, perched above the swirling waters of the Rhumel River, bearing testament to an incredibly rich past reflected in the buildings and ruins that reflect a 2000-year-old history.

 According to Heiden, “Africa is a land of opportunity with rapidly growing economies and enriching experiences that lure the international traveller to the continent.  We are thrilled to be able to debut the Protea brand into North Africa with this beautiful destination and offer yet another exciting destination to our loyal members and welcome new ones.”

Protea Hotel by Marriott Constantine joins Marriott International’s strong portfolio of 7 operating hotels in Algeria including Constantine Marriott Hotel, Renaissance Tlemcen, Sheraton Annaba, Sheraton Club des Pins, Sheraton Oran, Le Meridien Oran and Four Points by Sheraton Oran.