Marriott International to Debut Aloft Hotels in Mauritius

Marriott International to Debut Aloft Hotels in Mauritius with Signing of the Brand’s First Adaptive Re-Use Project in Africa
9 Floor Office Building Will Transform into 150 Room Aloft Hotel Bringing the Brand’s Buzzing Social Scene to the Island
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2017/ -- Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) (, today announced plans to launch its cutting-edge Aloft brand ( in the capital city of Mauritius with the signing of Aloft Mauritius Port Louis. Slated to open in early 2019, the hotel will be the brand’s first adaptive reuse project in Africa. Located in the central business district area of Port Louis, the existing 9 floor office building will transform into the city’s newest destination sensation complete with 150 spacious, loft-like rooms, accessible technology and a hip, social atmosphere.

“The signing of Aloft Mauritius Port Louis underscores the unstoppable momentum the brand has been garnering and our strategic commitment to grow the Aloft brand in key destinations around the world,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “With its urban design aesthetic and appeal to savvy travelers, the Aloft brand is particularly suited for adaptive reuse and in today’s challenging economic environment, projects like this one can offer developers significant advantages. We are delighted to see the Aloft brand debut in Mauritius and see many opportunities to use this approach as an important growth channel allowing us to enter even more markets, more quickly.”

Owned by Green East Master Limited, Aloft Mauritius Port Louis is ideally located in close proximity to Le Caudan Waterfront district, the dynamic city center pulsating with activity including leisure, shopping, entertainment and a marina.

Designed for today’s always on the go and in the know traveler, Aloft Mauritius Port Louis will introduce stylish and affordable accommodation and amp up the island’s hotel scene with tech-forward features, distinctive design and buzzing social spaces. Delivering urban-influenced design and an energetic guest experience, all rooms will offer spectacular harbor or mountain views and feature ultra-comfortable plush platform beds, large walk-in showers and complimentary Bliss® amenities. Guests can also expect the brand’s signature WXYZ® bar, a buzzy public space where they can catch up on emails, read the papers, play a game of pool or grab a drink with friends, as well as a Re:mixSM lounge – Aloft’s twist on the traditional lobby experience.

Designed with the needs of the savvy next-generation traveler in mind, the hotel will offer SPG Keyless—the hospitality industry’s first truly keyless entry system that enables guests to use their smartphone or Apple watch as a room key. Other features will include a Re:chargeSM fitness centre; a happening rooftop destination bar and pool with stunning views, Re:fuelSM by Aloft, a convenient 24- hour deli option for those on the go; as well as two modern meeting spaces supported by an ‘In-Touch’ business area. Fast and free Wi-Fi will be available throughout the property.

Aloft Mauritius Port Louis will complement Marriott International’s existing portfolio in Mauritius, comprising of three operating hotels under the St. Regis, Le Meridien and Westin brands and one hotel currently under development under the Sheraton brand.

Another choice for the African Affluent,Looking forward to seeing the brand extending to East Africa

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Tanzania Bloggers Network receives a Multimedia Journalism training by the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam

 Tuesday 21 March 2017-Dar es Salaam.
The Tanzania Bloggers Network met and learned from a Professional Photographer and Journalist,Ricci Shryock,at the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam. The topic was Multimedia Journalism,and this was an  interactive session.
The training sharpened the platforms,applications,photo and video technique/skills for the Bloggers, in which knowledge and experience sharing was encouraged.
At the end of the session,Bloggers received the certificates of participation and gained a new knowledge partner
Many thanks  to the Embassy,we look forward to many more controbutions

TBN Oyeeee...
If you are a Blogger and have not joined the Tanzania Bloggers Network,I don't know what you are waiting for!!

Pictures by Mohammed of the US Embassy in Tanzania

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MTV Shuga Ft Vanessa Mdee is out!

Yes,that first episode of MTV Shuga in which Tanzania's Vanessa Mdee is featured in,has finally dropped and you can watch it HERE! Remember,MTV Shuga is a TV program that educates the African youth on HIV/AIDS and other behavioral related issues. ENJOY

Any comments on our girl's performance? Leave your comment below

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The Balenciaga Blanket Bag :)))

Ule usemi wa UCHUMI UMEUKALIA unazidi kujidhihirisha... The Balenciaga brand decided to rebrand the famous blanket bags, to create these 2000+ USD leather bags
 These printed textured-leather tote bags come in various floral colors, just as we have seen on those blanket bags
 See what I mean?...I swear we once bought the same designed blanket as this one! hahahahahha Kaaazi kwelikweli. To get this bag, you need at least 2000 US Dollars for the big ones while the small bags go for up to 3600 USD
Wameiona Fursa,wakaichangamkia.... We saw the SHANGAZI KAJA bag designs by Louis Vuitton, and now this...
That's fashion for you. Would you buy the bag,if money was not a problem for you?

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Giving Is Fun Festival- Join GIFI this Saturday


Have FUN with us to help less privileged school children in villages to get proper school uniforms and school accessories.

Giving in Fun Initiative (GIFI) is an independent, not for profit, non- religious, non- governmental event organization based in Tanzania, committed to improve less privileged school children’s life style in Tanzania

GIVING IN FUN FESTIVAL:  is our annual charity event, whereby we connect locals and internationals to play, to eat, to give motivational speeches, to present music and to connect talent sharing, business, life story sharing and many more for fun for the benefit of a less privileged school child by providing them with a full package of a school uniform, which makes a child to love going to school and dream high of the career she/he wish to become in the future.

On 25th March 2017 we will be having two events to fundraise and collect used and new school items to help less privileged school children who live and study in a very interior village of Kibondo and Dar es salaam. These school children go to school bare foot, and without school uniforms; to own a book is a dream to them

(A) Afternoon – Leaders Club, from 8: 30am till 6 pm

We will be hosting an open day for everyone, for local and international individuals, and for business companies to present their business and sell their products for affordable prices to support our movement of changing less privileged school life style by providing children with school uniforms and school accessories.

If you have your used items which you don’t use them and you would like to give them away:  Think of us, we do have a solution for you to turn them into cash and help our children;  this is an open market place for you to turn your used items into a helpful movement..

Anyone who have used or new primary school uniforms/ items for the kids:  please do bring them along, we will be collecting them for the school children we are going to help in Kibondo..


We will be hosting a charity gala at night, whereby we are encouraging people to dress up like students again, to remember their school lifestyle, the ups and down they went through to their current success. We use this event to support the campaign of helping less privileged school children in villages to have a proper student look at school.

The night will be thrilled with local and international artists, food and drinks, red carpet and many more unique entertainments.

Tickets will be sold to fundraise at least 1000 pairs of school uniforms for three schools in rural areas in Tanzania.

 Tickets will be available for regular chairs at 10,000TSH, Regular VIP for 25,000 TSH, VIP* for 50,000TSH and complimentary table of 11 people for 500,000 TSH.


Sometimes GIVING is not a straight forward activity to everyone, at GIFI we love giving and our commitment to you is to go to places where you are needed. Send us your contribution and we will deliver your thoughts to those in need of your helping hand.
To insure that we give to the right children and that we do protect the rights of the people, especially those of kids, we prefer to invite everyone to join us on our giving trip, so that we can have FUN together and enjoy the giving together.
Everything collected during the campaign will provide a full package of school uniforms and school kits, accompanied by our giving trip to the schools which we are supporting this year.  We will be encouraging everyone who would like to join us on our GIVING TRIP to Kibondo district to witness where everything donated will be going.

Remember the below hashtag on all your posts!
Lets support our young ones!

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It's World Happiness Day- Rockonolo on the beat!!!

Monday never started better than today!!! It's World Happiness Day....what a better way to celebrate it than with great music. Tanzania's Vanessa Mdee and Diamond Platinumz got featured in these amazing African hits....ENJOY
You can stand up and dance!

Rockonolooooooo...gotta learn these moves,Martin Kadinda,am coming for the lessons

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