Marriott International, an American-based worldwide operator and franchiser of a broad portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities, has announced its 250th hotel in Asia.
The milestone property is located in Bo’ao, China and is part of Marriott’s 129 open hotels and 121 development projects on the Asian continent. When completed, the properties will provide 75,000 rooms across 15 countries. Marriott International operates seven brands across Asia – The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, Renaissance, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard and Marriott Executive Apartments, providing a broad range of accommodation options from luxury to mid-scale.
Simon Cooper, Marriott International’s president and managing director for the Asia Pacific region said, ‘We are delighted to have reached 250 hotels in Asia and are looking forward to continued growth in the region. We are seeing growth across all countries in Asia and in the past few weeks have signed landmark hotels in key locations including Macau, Vietnam and India. We continue to see excellent growth in China where we now have more than 100 open and signed hotels, and expect to open on average one hotel a month in the country for at least the next three years.’
Cooper added, ‘We see this as a golden age of travel around the world, and our Marriott hotels will be there to welcome all travellers, domestic and international. In the process, we are opening doors to a world of opportunity for our guests and associates alike, by offering great careers to our associates in China and across Asia, while delivering rewarding guest experiences across our growing brand portfolio.’