Marriott International signed an agreement with Jamuna Builders Limited to operate the 700-room JW Marriott Hotel Dhaka.
JW Marriott Hotel Dhaka will be part of a mixed-use development that will also include retail and office components. The construction of the new hotel is already under way.
The JW Marriott Dhaka will be located in an emerging location in the middle of the city and will feature three restaurants, two bars, a spa with eight treatment rooms and meeting spaces.
Dhaka is connected to India, the Middle East and South East Asia and more than 30 international airlines fly into Dhaka which has seen passenger traffic grow from approximately 3.2 million in 2005 to six million passengers in 2012. A number of international retail, garment, energy and telecommunications companies, including WalMart, JC Penney, Marks & Spencer, Halliburton, CK, BP, Shell, Exxon Mobil, Motorola, Ericsson and Siemens have offices in Dhaka.
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of properties in gateway cities and resort locations around the world. Currently, there are 59 JW Marriott hotels in 23 countries; by 2015 the portfolio is expected to encompass 79 properties in 28 countries.