Marriott International officially launched its Delta Hotels brand in China. The Delta Hotels by Marriott Shanghai Baoshan in China is the first Delta-brand property in Asia-Pacific, and is part of Marriott's goal of operating a total of 66 Delta properties in its global portfolio by the end of 2018.
Shanghai Baolian Real Estate owns and manages the new Delta Hotels by Marriott Shanghai Baoshan. The 399-room hotel is close to downtown Shanghai in the waterfront district of Baoshan. The hotel at the mouth of the Huangpu River, and is also near the Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal.
Marriott International acquired Delta Hotels in 2015 along with its portfolio of more than 40 properties. Its hotels are in gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada. Now, Marriott has more than 6,400 properties that operate under 30 brands in more than 126 countries and territories.
In early December, Marriott International launched JW Marriott hotels in Jaipur and Phu Quoc before announcing the plan to develop one in the Maldives opening in 2018. The company will also completely refurbish JW Marriott Bangkok.
Marriott and YTL Hotels teamed up in a joint venture in December to strengthen their presence in Asia. They are set to develop a 350-room Edition in Kuala Lumpur—the first in Malaysia—an Edition hotel, W hotel and a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Niseko Village in Hokkaido, Japan. This new agreement reinforced the JV, which actually began 20 years ago. YTL already has 11 Marriott hotels in its portfolio.
Marriott International also re-opened the JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur on Dec. 5, 2017. The 578-room hotel is located in the Golden Triangle, and underwent a complete renovation.