Marriott is planning to expand its portfolio of
hotels in India from the current 11 to 100 within the next five
years across seven brands.
In addition to the introduction of its
Ritz-Carlton brand, Marriott growth plans will include the debut
of its moderate-tier Fairfield by Marriott brand.
Marriott recently signed management
agreements for seven new hotels that will nearly quadruple
Marriott’s presence in India in the next three years. When all
signed hotels are opened and added to the company’s portfolio of
11 operating properties and 23 previously announced hotels now
under construction, the Marriott portfolio in India will total 41
hotels by 2013. Through this expansion, the company also plans to
create more than 8,000 new jobs in India over the next three
years, ranging from entry-level to managerial.
“We’re excited to join with our local hotel
development partners in contributing to India’s future growth and
unlimited business potential,” said Arne Sorenson, president and
chief operating officer of Marriott International. “India has the
second largest hotel development pipeline in Asia and is expected
to double the number of branded hotel rooms over the next three
years to approximately 120,000 rooms. We’re thrilled that about 10% of those new rooms are slated to carry a Marriott
International brand flag and that we’ll be able to provide
thousands of people real career opportunity in an environment
where their ideas and talents can flourish”.
The seven new agreements are for
five moderate-priced Courtyard properties, an upscale Marriott
hotel and a life-style Renaissance property:
• 107-room Courtyard by Marriott Kochi/Cochin
International Airport. It is owned by Lulu Flight Kitchen Private
Ltd. and is planned to open in 2012.
• 101-room Courtyard by Marriott Bhopal. It is
owned by DB Malls Private Ltd. and is planned to open in second
• 160-room Courtyard by Marriott Chembur. It is
owned by Acron Hotels Private Ltd. The hotel’s first phase is
scheduled to open in 2013 with an additional 76 rooms expected to
be added later.
• 150-room Courtyard by Marriott Nashik. Owned
by Wasan Hotels Private Ltd., the hotel is expected to open in
• 200-room Courtyard by Marriott Hyderabad Hitec
City. It is owned by Future InfraIndia Private Ltd. and is
scheduled to open in 2013.
• 365-room Jaipur Marriott Hotel. It is owned by
Serveall Land Developers Private Ltd. and is expected to open in
• 150-room Renaissance Raipur Hoel, opening in
2013. It is owned by Krish Hotels Private Ltd.
Marriott International has operated in India
since 1999 with the opening of the Goa Marriott. Today, the
company is represented in the country by its JW Marriott,
Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard by Marriott and Marriott
Executive Apartments brands.
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