Marriott International has announced the opening of its second Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Tanzania – Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel.

The original New Africa Hotel was built as the official residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1896. It was used as a hospital during World War I before being converted into a hotel during the British Empire.

Today, the hotel sits in the heart of the city's central business district, overlooking the harbour.

“Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel, is a great addition to our rapidly growing footprint in Africa and further consolidates the brands presence in Tanzania," says Alex Kyriakidis, President and MD, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.

"We are confident that with its blend of stylish comfort and genuine service at a great value, the hotel will meet the rising demand for high-caliber lodging in this fast-growing market and soon emerge as a leading choice among business and leisure travelers.” 

Designed for the modern traveler with an emphasis on approachable design, the 174 room Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa Hotel, features spacious and contemporary rooms.

It also offers an all-day dining venue, coffee shop, lounge-bar and The Spice Route – a signature restaurant overlooking the Harbor showcasing Pan Asian fine dining.

Other facilities include an outdoor pool and a state-of-the-art fitness centre, alongside 1000 square feet of indoor meeting and banquet space spread across 12 flexible meeting rooms.