Marriott hopes for regional expansion

Breaking News April 04, 2019 16:41

By The Nation

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Marriott International says it plans to have 1,000 hotels in the Asia-Pacific region open by the end of 2020, creating up to 50,000 more jobs. for the region.

The company expects to add almost 100 hotels or close to 20,000 rooms in the region this year. Marriott International’s Asia Pacific assets include 710 properties in 23 countries and territories, operating under 23 of the company’s 30 global brands.

“The breadth and depth of Marriott International’s footprint means that we are able to offer travellers opportunities to experience more destinations, brands and experiences,” said Craig Smith, the regional managing director. 

“As important as our size is our commitment to deliver seamless and quality experiences for our guests at on-brand properties. 

“Today’s traveller demands authentic, personalised and transformative experiences, whether for work or for pleasure, as a way of broadening their individual horizons and achieving a deeper understanding of the world. As the world’s leading hospitality company, it is in our DNA to strive to be part of our guests' favourite moments and memories. We are dedicated to Marriott International remaining Asia Pacific’s favourite travel company.”

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