Marriott Hotels and Resorts announces global pipeline of nearly 50 new hotels and resorts
Wednesday 8, June 2011
Marriott Hotels and Resorts has announced today its global pipeline of nearly 50 new hotels and resorts to open in the next four years, representing a multi-billion dollar investment in the brand by owners and franchisees worldwide.
With more than 500 hotels and 180,000 rooms currently open in 54 countries, Marriott Hotels & Resorts is the company’s most widely distributed brand, with a concentration of hotels in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Europe, China and Mexico. Hotels under development will be mostly in emerging business and leisure destinations, with 24 hotels in the Asia/Pacific region, nine in the Middle East/Africa, four in Europe and 12 in the Americas.
“We are thrilled to announce this major growth trajectory of new hotels, each with its own unique design and sense of place but the same high standard of service and amenities that Marriott Hotels & Resorts provides to discerning and high-achieving business, meeting and leisure travelers worldwide,” said Paul Cahill, senior vice president, brand management for Marriott Hotels & Resorts. “Look for our hotels and resorts in many emerging business and leisure destinations, such as Jaipur, Cartagena, Algiers, Marrakech, Accra (Ghana), Kigali (Rwanda) and Vietnam.”
The brand is also featuring new designs to its lobbies, restaurants, fitness facilities and guest rooms. The most remarkable new amenity is the new, reinvented Marriott Hotels & Resorts lobby. The social center of every hotel, this versatile, multi-purpose space allows guests to meet friends and colleagues, grab a bite to eat, plug in their devices and work either in small groups or alone but still be close to the action – any time of the day or night.
The following six hotels are expected to open this year:
Breaking New Ground
Marriott Hotels & Resorts expects to grow in emerging business and leisure travel destinations around the globe. In the Asia/Pacific, these include Nha Trang, on Vietnam’s central coast, with one of the world’s most beautiful bays; Hoi An, at Cua Dai Beach on the South China Sea in Vietnam, in close proximity to three UNESCO World Heritage sites and Da Nang International Airport; and Xi’an, in mid-west China, one of Four Great Ancient Capitals, and home to the famous Terracotta Army, dating back to 210 B.C., and discovered in Xi’an.
In the South America, Marriott properties are under development in Cartagena, Colombia, on the Caribbean Sea, and in Guyana’s capital city of Georgetown.
In Europe, hotels are under development in Espoo, Finland’s second largest city, and one of the fastest growing areas in the EU, just 10 minutes’ drive from Helsinki; in dynamic and modern Krasnodar, Russia, situated on the River Kuban, 120 km north of the Black Sea; and in Skopje, Macedonia’s ancient political, economic and cultural center with a mix of cultures -- from Roman to Byzantine, Ottoman to Yugoslav.
In the Middle East/Africa, Marriott Hotels & Resorts are planned for Algiers; in Accra, Marriott International’s first hotel in Ghana and in sub-Saharan Africa; in Marrakech, one of the four imperial cities in Morocco, dating back to the ninth century; and in Kigali, the company’s first in Rwanda, with a fast growing knowledge-based economy and a niche in eco-tourism.
The Americas (12 hotels)
• 223-room Marriott Mexico City – Santa Fe, Mexico (2012)
• 425-room Chicago Marriott Naperville, USA (2012)
• 200-room Milwaukee Marriott Downtown, USA (2012)
• 278-room Cartagena Marriott Hotel, Colombia (2013)
• 201-room Marriott Hotel Georgetown, Guyana (2013)
• 250-room Atlanta Marriott Sugarloaf Parkway, USA (2013)
• 232-room Marriott Memphis Southeast, USA (2013)
• 284-room Peoria Marriott Downtown, USA (2013)
• 1,175-room Washington Marriott Marquis, USA (2014)
• 252-room Louisville Marriott Southeast, USA (2014)
• 17-room Cartegena Marriott Residence, Colombia (2014)
• 306-room St. Kitts-Marriott Residences at Frigate Bay, Saint Kitts and Nevis (2015)
Asia/Pacific (24 hotels)
• 295-room Shanghai Marriott Luwan, China (2011)
• 720-room Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre, China (2011)
• 319-room Guangzhou Marriott Hotel Tianhe, China (2011)
• 365-room Jaipur Marriott Hotel, India (2011)
• 199-room Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa, Thailand (2011)
• 392-room Haikou Marriott Resort and Spa, China (2012)
• 328-room Shanghai Marriott Jinqiao Pudong, China (2012)
• 418-room Wuxi Marriott Hotel, China (2012)
• 324-room Bangalore Marriott Hotel Whitefield, India (2012)
• 320-room Xi’an Marriott Hotel, China (2012)
• 261-rom Mumbai Marriott Hotel Kurla (2012)
• 310-room Marriott Zhuhai/Jida, China (2012)
• 280-room Nha Trang Marriott Hotel, Vietnam (2012)
• 118-room Mulu Marriott Resort, Malaysia (2012)
• 114-room Marriott Residences Koh Samui at Laem Set Beach, Thailand (2012)
• 300-room Bangalore Marriott Golf Resort & Convention Center, India (2013)
• 354-room Shenzhen Marriott Hotel West, China (2013)
• 155-room Koh Samui Marriott Resort & Spa at Laem Set Beach, Thailand (2013)
• 250-room Hoi An Marriott Resort & Spa, Vietnam (2013)
• 445-room Marriott Resort Xiangshui Bay, Sanya, China (2014)
• 280-room Yiwu Marriott Hotel, China (2014)
• 350-room Marriott Noida, India (2014)
• 400-room Hangzhou Marriott Hotel Qianjiang, China (2014)
• 330-room Shanghai Marriott Hotel Minhang, China (2014)
Europe (4 hotels)
• 224-room Krasnodar Marriott Hotel, Russia (2012)
• 152-room Marriott Amburan Beach, Baku, Azerbaijan (2013)
• 272-room Marriott Helsinki Espoo, Finland (2013)
• 180-room Marriott Hotel Skopje, Macedonia (2013)
Middle East/Africa (9 hotels)
• 254-room Kigali Marriott Hotel, Rwanda (2012)
• 294-room Sahl Haseesh Marriott Beach Resort, Egypt (2012)
• 209-room Accra Marriott Hotel, Ghana (2013)
• 540-room Makkah Marriott Hotel, Saudi Arabia (2014)
• 315-room Abu Dhabi Marriott Hotel, United Arab Emirates (2014)
• 222-room Algiers Marriott Hotel, Algeria (2014)
• 355-room Dubai Marriott Hotel Health Care City, United Arab Emirates (2014)
• 187-room Marrakech Marriott Hotel, Morocco (2015)
• 248-room Sharjah Marriott Resort, United Arab Emirates (2015)
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