MMAC Design Associates has recently been appointed as interior designer on two new Marriott properties – a five-star hotel in Senegal and a five-star hotel and serviced apartment in Uganda. Other African projects include the acclaimed Hyatt Taghazout, Morocco and the French-colonial inspired luxury retreat for Kempenski on Mahe Island, Seychelles.

The five-star Marriott Hotel and Executive Apartments is located in Nsambya, an upscale hillside neighbourhood of Kampala, the capital and largest city in Uganda.

This 258-key, double tower complex draws guests across a transition from old to new Uganda. The urban buzz and vibrant colours of local fashionistas mixes with African heritage in a lobby design that brings the Ugandan hut into an oversized contemporary great room. The native Mutuba tree provides inspiration for the lobby design and its sustainable bark cloth will find its place in the hotel furnishings.  This century’s old traditional practice is one of the first known methods of making fabric. An eco-certified process makes bark cloth an exceptional material rooted both in the past and in the future.

F&B outlets are the main attraction at this exquisite new Marriott destination. With a ground floor African grill restaurant, a lobby lounge, café and juice bar, a dedicated sports bar, and a casual lounge pool bar there is something for everyone. The rooftop bar boasts indoor/outdoor space for white spirits, whiskey and cocktail bars that are sure to become the hangout of trendy Ugandan urbanites.  The upscale Spa and health club with sophisticated, minimal and clean lines will offer an invigorating yet sensual experience. This property is set to be another pearl in the pearl of Africa.

The Four Points by Sheraton is located in the new city of Diamandio, 30km outside of Senegal’s capital, Dhakar. MMAC is delighted to participate in this new development promoted by the government of Senegal to revitalise the local economy.