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protea

any shrub or small tree of the genus Protea, of tropical and southern Africa, having flowers with coloured bracts arranged in showy heads: family Proteaceae

protea

of South Africa. [Flower Symbolism: WB, 7: 264]
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Marriott Rewards' expansion to include all Protea Hotels allows members to enjoy the benefits of loyalty when traveling to Africa, whether for business or leisure," said Mark Satterfield, COO for Marriott International, Middle East & Africa and Marriott International's business leader for Protea Hotels.
Protea Hotels is the winner of 2 World Travel Awards for Best Hotel Group in Africa, winner of 3 Sunday Times Markinor Top Hotel Brand Awards, the winner of 6 Coolest Hotel Group awards in the Sunday Times Generation Next surveys and the winner of the Ask Africa South African Customer Service Award 2013 and Icon Brand 2015.
I can see a flower and be able to say, 'Oh, yeah--that's a protea," says Marc Johnson, resident protea expert at the San Francisco Botanic Garden.
In the second quarter two Protea Hotels were also opened including Protea Hotel Lusaka Tower, Lusaka, Zambia (April) and the one just last week in Lagos Nigeria, the Protea Hotel Select Ikeja, Lagos -- August 2014.
Caption: From the left are Mark Satterfield, Chief Operations Office of Marriott International Middle East & Africa, Arthur Gillis, former CEO of the Protea Hospitality Group and the new Non-Executive Chairman, Africa Development for Marriott International, Alex Kyriakidis, President & Managing Director of Marriott International Middle East & Africa, and Otto Stehlik, founder of the Protea Hospitality Group.
The company now manages, franchises and leases hotels across the Protea Hotels brand (103 hotels), comprising a full and diverse range of outstanding hotels and resorts; the award-winning lifestyle boutique Protea Hotel Fire & Ice
Protea has 116 hotels with 10,148 rooms in seven African countries including South Africa.
Spring has proven less successful at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, where several hundred proteas and protea relatives grow.
We donate 10% of the retail price of every #1 Select Designer Grade Protea Bouquets sold to help research efforts to find a cure for diabetes.
Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director of Marriott International Middle East and Africa commented on the announcement saying, 'I am delighted that just a few weeks after the acquisition of Protea Hotels our valued guests have access to the portfolio of hotel options continent-wide and globally across our entire range of brands.
The eight new Africa hotels will be under the Protea Hotels brand, which Marriott finalised the purchase of last month.
Protea_umhlanga_ridge_exteriorMarriotta s new Protea portfolio consists of 10,148 rooms in seven African countries including South Africa.