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Marriott International signs Agreement with Morogoro Mishama Company to bring Le Méridien to Zanzibar

Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort will invite travelers around the world to ‘Savour the Good Life’ through the brand’s rich European heritage and chic signature programming

We are thrilled to announce our second collaboration with Marriott International in the region by bringing Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort to fruition

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania, February 19, 2024/APO Group/ --

Marriott International ( announced a signed agreement with Morogoro Mishama Company that will introduce Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts to the shores of Zanzibar in 2025. To support the growing demand for premium hospitality accommodations in Tanzania, Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort will feature 75 guestrooms as well as the brand’s glamourous, signature programming and experiences that will help guests discover the culture, coordinates and cuisine of the destination.

“Zanzibar continues to grow as a sought-after leisure destination and we are committed to continuing to support the overall growth of the tourism sector in Tanzania,” said Karim Cheltout, Regional Vice President – Development, Africa, Marriott International "Le Méridien’s contemporary design, captivating spaces and chic, signature programming will be an ideal fit for the island, and we look forward to working with Morogoro Mishama Company to open this project by the end of the year.”

Anticipated to feature 75 contemporary guest rooms and villas, Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort will offer uninterrupted Indian Ocean beach vistas and embrace the brand's commitment to creating immersive experiences that will help guests explore a destination in style. Plans for the resort include a specialty restaurant, an open-air bar, and an array of recreational facilities such as a fitness center, swimming pool, spa, kids club and lagoon. Upon opening, the property will embody the essence of Le Méridien, inviting guests to ‘Savour the Good Life’ through its signature programming – all of which is inspired by the brand’s rich European heritage.  The resort will be situated in Bwejuu, which is on the Eastern coast of Zanzibar Island.  

“We are thrilled to announce our second collaboration with Marriott International in the region by bringing Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort to fruition. This milestone underscores our continued commitment to enhancing Tanzania's hospitality landscape and reinforcing Zanzibar's appeal as a premier leisure destination to visitors across the world,” said Rishen Patel, Managing Director, Morogoro Mishama Company.

Morogoro Mishama Company, a part of Delaware Investment Limited, specializes in the development of luxury hotels across the African continent. Morogoro Mishama Company and Marriott International will collaborate with ALEPH Hospitality, known for its expertise in managing upscale accommodations across diverse destinations, as the third-party operator for the franchised property.

“We are very excited to be entrusted with the operations of Le Méridien Zanzibar Resort,” said Bani Haddad, Founder and Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality. “This stunning, modern resort will be an incredible addition to the hospitality offering in Zanzibar, which has seen a surge in growth with international tourism arrivals surpassing a record one million mark just last month.”

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About Marriott International:
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of nearly 8,700 properties across more than 30 leading brands in 139 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its highly awarded travel program.  For more information, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit  In addition, connect with us on Facebook ( and @MarriottIntl on X ( and Instagram (

About Le Méridien® Hotels & Resorts:
Born in 1960’s Paris during an era of glamorous travel, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts continues to celebrate cultures around the world through the distinctly European spirit of savouring the good life.   With  nearly 120 hotels and resorts in more than 35 countries and territories, spanning from Maldives to Monaco and from Santa Monica to Sichuan, Le Méridien’s engaging mid-century designed spaces coupled with chic signature programmes put a playful twist on art (, coffee (, sparkling cocktails (, summer (, family (, and inspire creative-minded travellers to explore the world in style. For more information, please visit, and stay connected on Facebook (, Instagram (, and Twitter ( Le Méridien is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments ( and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit

About Aleph Hospitality:
Born and based in Dubai, Aleph Hospitality is the largest independent hotel management company in the Middle East and Africa. Trusted by the world’s leading brands, Aleph Hospitality manages hotels directly for owners, either on a franchise basis for branded properties or as a white label operator for independent hotels. Tailored-to-fit management solutions allow owners better control of their assets, clearer operational visibility and more contractual flexibility. With offices in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, Aleph Hospitality manages all aspects of hotel operations at any stage of development - from site and brand selection to technical assistance, pre-opening and day-to-day operations. Aleph Hospitality has earmarked a pipeline of 50 hotels in the Middle East and Africa by 2026. To find out more, visit  

About Morogoro Mishama Company:
Morogoro Mishama Company is a sister company of Delaware Investment Limited, headquartered in Middletown, Delaware, USA.  The company offers American investors an exceptional opportunity to diversify their portfolios into the flourishing African market. The company specializes in developing luxury hotel properties and effectively bridges the gap between American investors and the expanding African luxury hospitality sector by leveraging partnerships with world-renowned hospitality companies such as Marriott International.