Marriott to double in size in Thailand

Marriott International signed seven management agreements with TCC Hotels Group, which will see the US hospitality company operating seven TCC hotels across Thailand. These agreements make the TCC Hotels Group the largest owner of Marriott International hotels in Asia Pacific.

The seven hotels are: the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok to be rebranded as Bangkok Marriott Hotel Queen’s Park; Imperial Adamas Phuket Beach Resort to be rebranded as Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach; HuaHin Marriott Resort & Spa; Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa, Jomtien Beach; and JW Marriott Pattaya Resort & Spa.

This agreement will add 3,000 rooms to Marriott International’s existing 12 hotels of 3,110 rooms across Thailand.

The TCC Hotels Group will represent a variety of Marriott International’s brands including The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott and the company’s signature Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand. It will see Marriott International take on the management of two existing hotels and five new build properties across the country in the strategic tourist destinations of Bangkok, Phuket, HuaHin and Pattaya.

TCC Hotels Group expects to invest approximately $500 million for the seven hotels, including a refurbishment of the existing Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok and the Imperial Adamas Phuket Beach Resort before being rebranded and opened under the Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand in 2016.

These soon-to-be-opened rooms are in addition to Marriott International’s existing pipeline in Thailand of more than 1,000 rooms, and the company expects to be managing almost 7,000 rooms in Thailand by 2017.

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