Marriott ramps up global expansion
Breaking news, 10 Mar 2008: BERLIN – Marriott International plans to add more than 140 hotels and resorts outside the U.S. and Canada, representing more than 34,000 rooms in 43 countries over the next four years.
The international expansion is expected to result in the hotel group either managing or franchising nearly 500 hotels and offering travelers a choice of approximately 126,000 guest rooms by the end of 2011.
Represented in this expansion are Marriott hotel brands in the luxury, deluxe, mid-market and extended stay travel segments, with the largest concentration of openings in the near term taking place in China, India, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.
Marriott’s openings over the next four years include luxury JW Marriott hotels in China, India, the UAE, Kazakhstan, Colombia and the United Kingdom; deluxe Marriott-branded hotels in Macao, Hong Kong, Pune (India), Dubai, Phuket and Mexico City; deluxe Renaissance-branded hotels in Bangalore, the Maldives, Curacao, Paris and Doha; Courtyard properties for upper mid-tier travelers in Phuket, Aberdeen (Scotland), Budapest, Hangzhou (China) and Hyderabad; and Marriott Executive Apartments for extended stay travelers in Guangzhou (China), Bangkok, Atyrau (Kazakhstan), Doha and Dubai.