Marriott International Outlines Big Asia Push

Marriott International will officially celebrate its 20th anniversary in Asia on February 27 with plans to expand its existing portfolio of 109 hotels by a further 57 properties over the next four years. These new properties will bring an additional 15,510 rooms to the company’s key count. All of the new hotels will be operated under long-term management contracts and will span the company’s luxury JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton, upscale Marriott and Renaissance, and upper moderately priced Courtyard brands and its Marriott Executive Apartments brand for extended stay travelers.

Among Marriott International branded properties opening in Asia over the next 48 months are 21 hotels in China, 24 in India and eight in Thailand. Additionally, Marriott will open its first property in the Maldives and its first Courtyard-branded hotel in South Korea in 2010 and will introduce its JW Marriott brand in Vietnam in 2013.

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