Marriott International has recently signed up seven new hotels in China as the chain seeks to double its footprint in the fast-growing market during the next five years.
The new properties will be located in Dalian, Sanya, Zhuhai, Fuzhou, Kunshan, Hangzhou and Shanghai and are targeted for openinging between 2011 and 2015.
“We look forward to expanding our presence in our signature full-service and Courtyard brands,” the Marriott International chairman and chief executive J Willard Marriott Jr said. “Within the next 10 years, China is expected to be the world’s single largest source of international tourism and its number-one travel destination,” Marriott Jr. said.
The seven new Marriott properties in the country are:
- The 320-room luxury JW Marriott Hotel Dalian (2013). When opened, the hotel will be Marriott’s first property in Dalian and the ninth JW Marriott-branded hotel in China.
- The upscale 507-room Renaissance Sanya Resort & Spa (2011). When opened, it will be Marriott’s third property in the greater Sanya area.
- The deluxe 269-room Renaissance Zhuhai Hotel (2013) It will open as Marriott’s first hotel in the city.
- The moderate-priced 260-room Courtyard by Marriott Fuzhou Hotel (2013). When opened, the hotel will be Marriott’s first property in Fuzhou.
- The moderate-priced 265-room Courtyard by Marriott Kunshan (2011). When opened, it will be Marriott’s first hotel in Kunshan.
- The upscale 350-room Hangzhou Marriott Hotel (2014). When opened, it will be the fourth Marriott International flagged hotel in the city.
- The upscale 330-room Shanghai Marriott Hotel Minhang (2015).
China is the hotel chain’s largest market outside North America. And Marriott expects to have 60 hotels open across six brands by year-end 2010. Among these are Ritz-Carlton hotels opening this year in Hongkong and Shanghai’s Pudong New District.
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