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Marriott completes Protea deal to grow portfolio in Africa

Marriott completes Protea deal to grow portfolio in Africa

1 April 2014 Hotel News

Marriott International has become the largest hotel company in Africa according to published information, and nearly doubled its presence in its Middle East and Africa region to more than 160 hotels and 23,000 rooms as it completed its acquisition of the 116-hotel Protea Hospitality Group, based in South Africa. Marriott now operates or franchises more than 4,000 hotels in 79 countries.

Marriott continues to refresh business travel

Marriott continues to refresh business travel

28 March 2014 Press Release Hotel News

Marriott International’s respected Courtyard by Marriott brand is opening its second new-look hotel in Cologne, Germany, on 31 March 2014, taking the brand to 45 hotels throughout Europe.  Delivering a whole new hotel experience for business travellers,

Satterfield takes up Protea leadership for Marriott

Satterfield takes up Protea leadership for Marriott

27 March 2014 Hotel News

Mark Satterfield, the chief operating officer of Marriott International’s Middle East & Africa organisation, will be relocating to the Protea Hospitality Group’s head office in Cape Town, South Africa. Here he will act as business leader overseeing the integration of the two companies once the anticipated sale of the Protea Hotel Group is concluded.

Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel opens in Japan

Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel opens in Japan

17 March 2014 Hotel News

Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International, and Miyako Hotels & Resorts have announced the highly anticipated opening of the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel, the first property for the brand in Osaka and the fourth in Japan. Marriott Hotels has partnered with Miyako Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of the Kintetsu Corporation, to create the new co-branded hotel in Kintetsu’s “Abeno Harukas”, a brand new 300-meter ultra-high rise complex with 60 stories above ground and five stories underground, making it the tallest building in Japan.

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai welcomes Tower 2

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai welcomes Tower 2

13 March 2014 Hotel News

After celebrating unprecedented occupancy rates for Tower 1 during its inaugural year, the second tower of the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has officially opened offering an additional 294 luxurious rooms, bringing the total room count to 1,098. Once fully operational by the end of 2014 Tower 2 will comprise of 804 suites and rooms, bringing the total available suites and rooms to 1,608.

Vail Marriott Mountain Resort welcomes new general manager

Vail Marriott Mountain Resort welcomes new general manager

23 February 2014 Press Release Hotel News

The Vail Marriott Mountain Resort is proud to announce Kellie Newman as its new general manager. Newman brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She is currently the general manager of the Denver Marriott West.

Marriott closes deal for Protea Hospitality of South Africa

Marriott closes deal for Protea Hospitality of South Africa

28 January 2014 Hotel News

Marriott International and South Africa’s Protea Hospitality Holdings have announced that they have signed definitive agreements for the purchase by Marriott of Protea’s three brands and management company. Under terms of the agreements Marriott will pay approximately US$186 million subject to normal closing adjustments. 

Marriott moves into Sochi ahead of Winter Olympics

Marriott moves into Sochi ahead of Winter Olympics

24 January 2014 Hotel News

Marriott International has opened a luxurious ski and spa hotel under its signature brand, Marriott Hotels, at the heart of the new Gorky Gorod ski resort in Krasnaya Polyana. The region will host the Winter Olympics next month.

Marriott brings tallest hotel in North America to New York

Marriott brings tallest hotel in North America to New York

8 January 2014 Hotel News

Marriott International and G Holdings have announced the opening of an iconic addition to the New York City skyline, a combined 378-room Courtyard hotel and 261-suite Residence Inn hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The $320 million tallest single-use hotel in North America is located at 1717 Broadway.