Slated to open in early 2019, the hotel will be the brand’s first adaptive reuse project in Africa. Situated in the central business district area of Port Louis, the existing nine-floor office building will transform into the city’s newest destination sensation complete with 150 spacious, loft-like rooms, accessible technology and a hip, social atmosphere.
“The signing of Aloft Mauritius Port Louis underscores the unstoppable momentum the brand has been garnering and our strategic commitment to grow the Aloft brand in key destinations around the world,” says Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.
“With its urban design aesthetic and appeal to savvy travelers, the Aloft brand is particularly suited for adaptive reuse and in today’s challenging economic environment, projects like this one can offer developers significant advantages. We are delighted to see the Aloft brand debut in Mauritius and see many opportunities to use this approach as an important growth channel allowing us to enter even more markets, more quickly.”
Designed with the needs of the savvy next-generation traveler in mind, the hotel will offer SPG Keyless-the hospitality industry’s first truly keyless entry system that enables guests to use their smartphone or Apple watch as a room key.
Other features will include a Re:chargeSM fitness centre; a happening rooftop destination bar and pool with stunning views, Re:fuelSM by Aloft, a convenient 24- hour deli option for those on the go; as well as two modern meeting spaces supported by an ‘In-Touch’ business area. Fast and free Wi-Fi will be available throughout the property.