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Marriott to open three new India hotels

US-based lodging firm Marriott International on Thursday said it has entered into a long term management agreement with real estate developer Unitech to run three new hotels in India, which are expected to start operations by 2008. The company said under its agreement with subsidiaries of Unitech, it will manage the hotels under the Courtyard brand, which will have a total of 659 rooms.

The three new hotels will be located in Kolkata, Gurgaon and Noida.

“Arrival of visitors to India is steadily increasing and together, with a strong internal travel market, we are helping to grow the sector exponentially,” said Ed Fuller, president and managing director of international lodging for Marriott International.