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Marriott International has announced an agreement with Pennyroyal Gibraltar to debut The Ritz-Carlton brand in Zanzibar with a 90-key all-suite and villa resort slated to open in 2021.

Located within close proximity to Zanzibar International Airport and UNESCO listed Stone Town, The Ritz-Carlton, Zanzibar will be a part of Amber Resort, a lifestyle mixed-use mega development.

The property is expected to bring defining luxury to the destination with distinctive dining and bespoke leisure facilities.

Alex Kyriakidis, managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, said, "[...] The Ritz-Carlton, Zanzibar will compliment Marriott International's strong presence in the Indian Ocean and provide the necessary impetus to put the destination on the global itinerary of our guests."