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Protea Hotels will open the Protea Hotel Ndola, opposite the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, in the third quarter of 2016. 
Construction has already begun and the hotel will offer 80 guest rooms and three conference rooms that can host up to 100 delegates. 
Mark Satterfield, ceo of Marriott International, Middle East & Africa and Marriott International’s Business Leader for Protea Hotels, said: “This new hotel development under the Protea Hotels brand reinforces our focus on continuing to grow the footprint of Protea Hotels and Marriott International in strategic growth areas such as Zambia throughout Africa.”
Mark O’Donnell, chairman of Union Gold, which owns Protea Hotels in Zambia, said: “Union Gold Zambia Ltd has every confidence in the long-term growth of the Zambian economy. Our commitment to Protea Hotel Ndola is an indication of this confidence. The Protea Hotels brand is highly respected in Zambia and is synonymous with a high quality and trusted stay experience, combined with warm and genuine service to ensure every guest feels important and appreciated.”
The new hotel will increase the Protea Hotels’ presence in Zambia to eight hotels.