Dubai's MMAC Design Associates has been named interior designer for two Marriott properties in Africa.
The 258-key double tower 5* Marriott Hotel and Executive Apartments is in Nsambya, a hillside neighborhood of Kampala, the capital and largest city in Uganda.
Here the lobby design seeks to capture African heritage and the colour and buzz of local fashionistas. The aesthetic brings the Ugandan hut into an oversized contemporary great roo, where the native Mutuba tree provides inspiration for the lobby design and its sustainable bark cloth - one of the first known methods of making fabric - will find its place in the hotel furnishings.
Facilities that include a trendy rooftop bar and upscale health club and spa hope to attract Ugandan urbanites.
The Four Points by Sheraton is located in the new city of Diamandio, 30km outside of Senegal’s capital, Dhakar.
A new development promoted by the government of Senegal to revitalize the local economy, the 175-key property will provide uncomplicated and comfortable interiors where timeless classicism is intertwined with subtitle African details. The natural beauty of Senegal shines through the property with the use of sustainably sourced materials such as driftwood, rattan & natural rope.
MMAC's team has decades of experience in hotel design around the world and other projects in Africa it's worked on include the Hyatt Taghazout, Morocco and the French-colonial inspired luxury retreat for Kempenski on Mahe Island, Seychelles.