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Marriott Executive Apartments to nearly Double in Size in Next 36 months

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Marriott Executive Apartments is to 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. Today, Marriott operates 16 MEA hotels in 13 countries outside the U.S., and 15 more hotels are planned in countries such as Bahrain, Qatar, Thailand, Egypt, China, India, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

The growth of the MEA brand parallels an increasing need of global companies to send professionals abroad. A survey recently released by GMAC Global Relocation Services of 154 multinational firms found that 68% are ramping up employee assignment efforts.

From the very beginning, the brand resonated with executives who want to adapt to the locale where they are posted but also appreciate the extra space, hotel services and the safety and supportive environment that our hotels and staff provide, said Ed Fuller, president of Marriott International Lodging. We are excited about the growth of this brand and know that it will continue to perform well around the world.

The first MEA hotel to open was the 108-unit Millennium Court Marriott Executive Apartments in 1997 in Budapest, Hungary, soon followed by MEA hotels in Czech Republic, India, Japan, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, China, U.K., Brazil, Indonesia and South Korea. The latest hotel to open, in April this year, was the 160-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Atyrau, Kazakhstan.

MEA guests tend to be high-level business executives who average 100-170 days per year away from home and appreciate spacious accommodations and the extra services provided by a hotel when they are on long-term stays. The residential atmosphere, central location and well trained staff at all MEA hotels, allow guests to settle in quickly and feel at home in their new surroundings while being close to work, dining and sightseeing options. More than offering just a bedroom, MEA hotels offer guests an apartment with technology and work space for productivity, fully equipped kitchens, easy access to food and beverage and maid service. Fitness centers and restaurants at most hotels provide added convenience.

Marriott Executive Apartment hotels set to open in the next 36 months:

190-unit Bahrain Marriott Executive Apartments Manama (2008)
119-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Doha, Qatar (2008)
195-unit Sathorn Vista, Bangkok - Marriott Executive Apartments, Thailand (2008)
300-unit Sukhumvit Park Bangkok Marriott Executive Apartments (2008)
125-unit Marriott Executive Apartments, Sharjah, UAE (2009)
173-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Gurgaon, India (2009)
160-unit Sandalwood Marriott Executive Apartments Beijing (2009)
171-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Cairo Nile Dolphin, Egypt (2009)
46-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Lifestyle City, UAE (2010)
211-unit The Galaxy Guangzhou Marriott Executive Apartments, China (2010)
92-unit Benchasiri Place, Bangkok Marriott Executive Apartments (2010)
126-unit Dubai Health Care City Marriott Executive Apartments (2010)
100-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Jeddah (2010)
113-unit Jubilee Hills Hyderabad Marriott Executive Apartments (2011)
50-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Damman, Saudi Arabia (2011)

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