Marriott International will open six hotels in Asia, from its Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott brands. The company’s growth of The Ritz-Carlton brand continues with openings in Chengdu, Tianjin and Bangalore; while its JW Marriott brand will open hotels in Hanoi, Bangalore and Delhi.
With 186 hotels in its signed pipeline, more than 135 of which it expects to open in the next three years, Marriott expects to more than double in size in Asia through 2016, reaching at total of 330 hotels with more than 96,000 rooms across 16 countries. During this time, the company expects to open on average one hotel in the continent every eight days.
Marriott already operates a portfolio of brands in Asia, including Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Autograph Collection, Marriott Hotels, Courtyard and Marriott Executive Apartments. The company expects to open 50 hotels under its flagship Marriott Hotels brand alone in the region during the next few years.
Marriott is also adding to its brand portfolio in Asia, with the introduction of Fairfield by Marriott into India, and the expected arrival of EDITION into Bangkok in 2016. Fairfield is a new brand launch for the company, with 12 hotels signed for India, and additional properties under construction in Indonesia and Nepal.
The company is also entering new markets in Asia, having recently signed hotels in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. China remains its biggest market in the region with 64 open hotels and signed contracts for an additional 89 hotels, which will take the company to more than 150 hotels in the country in the next three years or so. As a result, it is expecting to grow its distribution from 16 cities in 12 provinces, municipalities and special administrative regions, to more than 50 cities in 26 provinces, municipalities, autonomous regions and special administrative regions by 2016.