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Marriott Announces 21 New Asian Hotels

Marriott International has announced the signing of 21 management contracts for hotels and resorts in its Asia-Pacific Region with projects slated in China, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Cambodia.

The hotels are scheduled to open through the end of 2013, represent four of the company’s lodging brands and will add nearly 7,000 rooms to Marriott’s previously-announced Asia-Pacific pipeline of 37 hotels and 9,400 rooms now under construction. They are part of the company’s global development of 110,000 rooms.

Hotels are expected to include two JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts-branded properties in Dalian and Sanya, China that will join nine previously announced JW Marriott hotels under construction, including the recently announced 450-room JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi and the 106-villa JW Marriott Maldives Gaaskoshibee Resort & Spa which opens in fourth quarter of 2010.

Artist impression of the newly-announced JW Marriott Hotel
to open in Dalain China.

Also ten Marriott Hotels & Resorts branded properties will be located in China, the Philippines and Thailand and include the 712-room Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre and the 256-room Manila Airport Marriott opening later this year. Seven Courtyard by Marriott hotels will be located in Cambodia, China and India.

“We are excited by these spectacular, architecturally interesting additions to our already dynamic Asia-Pacific pipeline especially since this growth is occurring in the context of the difficult global economy and tight credit markets,” said Ed Fuller, president & managing director of international lodging. “Clearly, these new hotels are testament to the recognised power of our brands to deliver results even under challenging conditions and to the success our existing hotels are enjoying in the region.”

“We are confident the portfolio of lodging choices we are developing with our local investors and partners here in Asia will be recognised and appreciated for their cosmopolitan amenities, sophistication, state-of-the-art connectivity, inspiring authenticity and good value—whether at the luxury, upscale or upper-moderate tiers of the travel continuum. We are deeply gratified by the acceptance our various hotel brands are enjoying among Asian travellers and those travelling to Asia-Pacific from afar.”

For more information on Marriott’s range of hotels and resorts click here.