Marriott International has published details of “a bevy” of new and forthcoming extended stay properties across its Element, Residence Inn and Towneplace Suites brands.

The group said that “As the lines between business and leisure continue to blur, small groups are seeking more space to work and relax, while essential business travellers are spending longer periods on the road”.

Marriott recently opened a Residence Inn property in the Berkshire town of Slough, part of a dual-branded development which also features a Moxy hotel.

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The brand has over 870 properties worldwide, with newly opened locations including Palm Beach, Marina del Rey, Panama City, Orlando and Dubai.

Meanwhile the group’s Element Hotels brand – which “caters to the healthy, active traveller who wants to maintain a balanced lifestyle while on the road” – has recently opened several new US properties in Atlanta, Nashville, Sedona (Arizona), Moab (Utah) and Bend (Oregon).

The brand is also set to open a hotel in Miami’s Downtown district later this year.

Finally Marriott’s Towneplace Suites offering – which the group says it one of its fastest growing brands – is set to open its 450th property in the coming weeks.

The US-focused brand recently add locations in Albuquerque, Orlando and Naples, with Cincinnati Downtown and Milwaukee West Bend properties set to open in April and June respectively.

Between them the three brands account for nearly 1,400 properties, which Marriott says equates to nearly 30 per cent of the global extended stay supply.

“We continue to see strong demand for our longer stay hotels from both business and leisure travellers,” said Tina Edmundson, Global Brand and Marketing Officer, Marriott International.

“From the innovative Studio Commons offering at Element Hotels to comfortable one-bedroom suites at Residence Inn and Towneplace Suites, Marriott Bonvoy offers a breadth of brands with options that offer extra space to travel and live well. We are delighted to introduce a bevy of new properties that will provide the ultimate residential comfort to create a home away from home.”