Nsambya, Uganda

Marriott Hotel and Executive Apartments Kampala

The newest addition to the Marriott family, the Protea Hotel by Marriott Kampala, Africa, was designed by Delta Lighting Design. The development consists of two towers, a hotel building comprised of six types of rooms, food and beverage facilities, a spa, meeting facilities, a pool and pool deck, and an executive apartment building featuring five types of luxurious apartments and a large penthouse.

The façade lighting concept aimed to make the towers softly stand out against the nighttime cityscape and become easily identifiable, simultaneously unifying the character of both buildings. The lighting reveals and enhances the architectural design and the impression of the wooden screens, mainly at the crown.

Additional objectives for the façade design included environmental consciousness and sustainability, with many dark sky criteria being implemented. Care was taken to minimise light trespassing into the night sky and creating lighting pollution, with full cut-off luminaires used. Careful luminaire positioning and aiming also helped reduce night sky light pollution.

The guest experience was also a critical aspect of the façade lighting, and careful selection and positioning of lighting details ensured that disturbance to guests and visitors remained at the very lowest levels.

The interior lighting concept objective was to provide guests with a comfortable and interesting experience, both night and day, and to carefully uncover the materials and tones to focal points and contrasts. The use of warm colour temperature lighting makes the spaces welcoming and comfortable. The interior design team's use of accessories and well-coordinated details were key to ensuring comfort was provided, even with all lights operating.


Imagine Group / MMAC




Facade, Interior, Landscape Lighting

“We have found working with Delta Lighting Design to be an extremely positive and creatively fulfilling experience” - Anil Mangalat, MMAC