Marriott International to Add 59 Hotels in Nine Asian Countries

Marriott International will add a total of 59 hotels to its Asia-Pacific portfolio through the end of 2010. The new hotels will provide 18,160 rooms across five brands with multiple openings in Thailand, China and India. This growth will add about a third more hotels and almost 50 percent more rooms to Marriott's lodging presence in Asia-Pacific over the next 36 months. The company announced six hotels in India and Thailand representing the company's Marriott Executive Apartments brand for extended stay travelers and its deluxe Renaissance brand, including the 300-unit Sukhumvit Park, Marriott Executive Apartments in Bangkok, opening in 2008; the 100-unit Benchasiri Place Marriott Executive Apartments in Bangkok, opening in 2010.

Renaissance Hotels & Resorts will see the opening of the 333-room Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel in 2009; the 175-room Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa in 2010; the 278-room Renaissance Bangalore High Grounds Hotel in 2010; and the 250-room Renaissance Bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel in 2010.

These hotels join 53 previously announced properties that are now under construction and are expected to open during the same time period in China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and New Zealand. Visit [http://www.marriott.com]. (MR)

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