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Aggressive Global Expansion Plans for Marriott

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Marriott recently announced aggressive global expansion plans, including new properties in the Caribbean, China, India, Thailand and Marriott Executive Apartments in the Middle East.

Marriott International’s pipeline of hotels under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development currently totals approximately 130,000 rooms worldwide. The company expects its worldwide system to encompass nearly 600,000 rooms by year-end 2009.

The growth plans for Marriott International till 2014 include 17 new properties in the UAE, 9 in Saudi Arabia, three in Qatar, one in Bahrain, one in Egypt, one in Algeria besides 19 new hotels in China, 23 in India, 8 in Thailand, 5 in the Caribbean and Latin America, 5 in France, 6 in the UK and 6 in Mexico, among others.

Marriott Executive Apartments – the upscale serviced apartment brand of Marriott International – will nearly double in size in the next 36 months, to respond to a growing need in many emerging markets for long-term stay lodging for executive expatriates needing spacious housing and hotel amenities.

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