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Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s collection of independent hotels, welcomed five African Pride Hotels to its growing global portfolio, marking the brand’s South African debut.

Alex Kyriakidis president, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, enthused, “South Africa is a strategic growth market for us and key to our success in the region[…]This rebranding is in lockstep with the growing demand from consumers and their desire for unique and differentiated experiences wherever they travel.”

Joining the brand’s diverse portfolio of more than 135 one-of-a-kind hotels, the 118 room African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, is situated in the heart of Johannesburg. Similarly, with 129 contemporary rooms, African Pride 15 On Orange Hotel is set in the Gardens area of Cape Town. In addition, the 121-room African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa is nestled amongst the ruggedly beautiful Magaliesburg Mountains.

African Pride Irene Country, with 75 rooms, lies in the quaint and historical village of Irene, Gauteng. Lastly, Arabella Hotel & Spa, Arabella Country Estate is situated in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere, close to Hermanus' the world-famous whale watching destination and has 145 rooms and an 18-hole golf course ranked amongst the best in the country.