Marriott International (Marriott) has successfully acquired Delta Hotels and Resorts brand, management and franchise business from Delta Hotels Limited Partnership.
The deal, valued at C$170 million (US$134 million), has expanded the total number of properties by Marriott to more than 120 hotels and 27,000 rooms, effectively making it the largest full-service hotel company in Canada. In addition, the group now has 45 properties and some 7,300 rooms under development in the country.
The Delta portfolio comprises of 37 hotels and nearly 10,000 rooms across more than 30 cities across Canada. Marriott’s president and chief executive Arne Sorenson has outlined the company’s growth plans for the brand, as it looks to expand it further throughout Canada and beyond.
“As we integrate the Delta brand and hotels into the Marriott International family, together we will work toward new opportunities in the years to come," said Sorenson.
Don Cleary, president for Marriott Hotels of Canada, said, "We are delighted that this will provide new travel experiences for both Delta and Marriott customers and new opportunities for our owners and franchisees. We believe both Marriott's existing hotels and the newly added Delta hotels will benefit from new synergies that incorporate our shared values and commitment to our guests”.
As the deal has just been completed, the new Delta properties have not yet been integrated into Marriott’s online booking engine. The hospitality company is looking to complete this is the coming weeks, as well as add the new additions into its Marriott Rewards programme.
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