Marriott International to open around 30 hotels in 2017

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Global hospitality group Marriott International said it will open nearly 30 luxury hotels in 2017.

“Marriott International is scheduled to open nearly 30 luxury hotels in 2017 and has a total of 180 luxury hotels in its development pipeline, representing 20 new countries, from Iceland and Nepal to Cuba,” a release issued here said.

The company has doubled its portfolio of luxury hotels through the recent merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, it added.

Providing global travellers a selection of diversified, high-end experiences in 61 countries, the Marriott International Luxury Brands group now includes the iconic St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels brands, in addition to the company’s world-renowned hospitality hallmarks– The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, EDITION and JW Marriott.

“With luxury travel up nearly 50 per cent over the past five years, we see a long runway for growth at the high-end and have a world-class, dedicated luxury structure in place to nurture and strengthen this coveted portfolio of eight diverse luxury brands,” Marriott International Global Brand Officer Tina Edmundson said