Marriott to open around 80 hotels in Asia Pacific adding 19,000 new rooms

Marriott to open around 80 hotels in Asia Pacific adding 19,000 new rooms

Marriott International on Thursday said for 2017, its pipeline for Asia Pacific is on track with nearly 80 hotels set to open, including in India, that will add 19,000 new rooms.

The company will also introduce two brands in Asia Pacific offering guests a total of 23 brands, it said.

Debuting in the region this year is MOXY Hotels, a Next Gen boutique-hotel brand, which is expected to open with MOXY Tokyo before the end of this year.

Further, Delta Hotels, a premium brand, is set to debut with Delta Hotels by Marriott Shanghai Baoshan slated for this summer in China.

“We are looking at nearly 80 new properties slated to open their doors this year, which means an average of two hotels a week from now till December end,” Marriott International Asia Pacific President and Managing Director Craig S Smith said.

With over 550 operating hotels and more than 1,70,000 rooms, growth momentum in Marriott’s Asia Pacific business remains strong, he added.

Specifically, in Asia Pacific, Marriott plans to further enhance its resorts portfolio with 16 new hotels expected to open in 2017, the company said.

In India, some 10 new properties are set to open this year, across markets like Jaipur, Goa, Visakhapatnam, Indore, Coimbatore, Jodhpur and Srinagar, which will bring company’s total portfolio to 100 hotels by 2018.

Currently, Marriott has 84 hotels in India across 15 brands, including Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Courtyard, Marriott Executive Apartments, Fairfield, St Regis, Luxury Collection Hotels, Le Meridien, Westin, Sheraton, Aloft and Four Points by Sheraton.

In 2017, the pipeline of Marriott International will increase the manpower in the Asia Pacific region to 1,40,000, the company added.

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