Marriott International has signed 21 management
contracts for hotels and resorts in the Asia Pacific region.
The 21 hotels are scheduled to open through the
end of 2013, represent four of the company’s lodging brands and
will add nearly 7,000 rooms to Marriott’s previously-announced
Asia Pacific pipeline of 37 hotels and 9,400 rooms now under
construction. They are part of the company’s global development
pipeline of 110,000 rooms.
When opened, the 58 hotels now under development
will add over 16,000 rooms to Marriott’s Asia Pacific portfolio.
This growth will bring the company’s presence in the region to 154
hotels offering 51,500 rooms in 18 countries by the end of 2013,
ranking it among the largest international hotel operators in
China, India and Thailand with 70, 31 and 26 properties
respectively in each country.
In addition, the Ritz-Carlton portfolio in the
region currently consists of 16 hotels and resorts offering
approximately 5,000 rooms with nine properties and 1,500 rooms
Hotels covered in the 21 new signings include:
- Two JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts-branded
properties in Dalian and Sanya, China. They will join nine
previously announced JW Marriott hotels under construction,
including the recently announced 450-room JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi
and the 106-villa JW Marriott Maldives Gaaskoshibee Resort & Spa
which opens in fourth quarter of 2010.
- Ten full service, upscale Marriott Hotels &
Resorts-branded properties that will be located in China, the
Philippines and Thailand and include the 712-room Shanghai
Marriott Hotel City Center and the 256-room Manila Airport
Marriott Hotel opening later this year.
- Two full-service, upscale Renaissance Hotels &
Resorts-branded properties in China.
- Seven upper-moderately-priced Courtyard by
Marriott hotels. These will be located in Cambodia, China and
India and include the 254-room Courtyard by Marriott Bangalore and
Marriott International’s first hotel in Cambodia.
“We are excited by these spectacular,
architecturally interesting additions to our already dynamic Asia
Pacific pipeline especially since this growth is occurring in the
context of the difficult global economy and tight credit markets,”
said Ed Fuller, president & managing director of international
lodging. “Clearly, these new hotels are testament to the
recognized power of our brands to deliver results even under
challenging conditions and to the success our existing hotels are
enjoying in the region.”
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