Marriott Hotels International is all set to open its 250th hotel in Asia -- Renaissance Bo'ao Resort & Spa, China, in 2015.
With Renaissance Bo'ao on the list, it will total up to 129 open hotels and up to 121 projects on the pipeline, amounting to more than 75,000 rooms in 15 countries.
“We are delighted to have reached 250 hotels in Asia and are looking forward to continued growth in the region,” explained Simon Cooper, Marriott International’s president and managing director, Asia Pacific. “We are seeing growth across all countries in Asia and in the past few weeks have signed landmark hotels in key locations including Macau, Vietnam and India. We continue to see excellent growth in China where we now have more than 100 open and signed hotels, and expect to open on average one hotel a month in the country for at least the next three years.”
Marriott Hotels will be expected to increase its work force to well over 70,000 associates over the next three to four years, as the portfolio doubles up from the current 58 hotels that are open.
Marriott is also working with key companies in China and recently announced a partnership between Marriott Rewards -- Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty programme and Ctrip. This unique partnership will allow Marriott Rewards members to earn Ctrip points when they stay at any of Marriott International’s participating hotels globally.
Besides Renaissance Hotels, there are six other brands under Marriott International, namely The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari Renaissance, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard and Marriott Executive Apartments.
For more information on Renaissance Bo'ao, please visit www.marriott.com.