Marriott International to open around 30 hotels in 2017


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