Marriott International has opened its first two properties in Sweden, as part of a sustained European expansion plan.
The Courtyard Stockholm Kungsholmen and the Renaissance Malmo follow the hotel group’s first Scandinavian property – the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel – which opened in 2001.
“This is a very exciting time for Marriott in Europe – we recently announced our goal to double our portfolio in Europe by 2015 and are thrilled to now be expanding into Sweden with our partners on these beautiful new hotels Scandinavian Hospitality Group (SHG) and Scandinavian Hospitality Management (SHM),” Marriott International president Arne Sorenson.
The 278-room Courtyard Stockholm Kungsholmen is set to become the largest Courtyard hotel in Europe, offering large, panoramic windows with views over the lake Mälaren and the Rålambshovs Park.
Courtyard Stockholm Kungsholmen
Meanwhile, the Renaissance Malmo Hotel is location in “the rose building”, which dates back to the early 1800’s.
Located in the heart of Malmo, the hotel sits on the vibrant Lilla torg and is also just a five-minute walk to the Malmo Central Station which offers a short 30 minute train ride to Copenhagen International Airport, Denmark.
Renaissance Malmo Hotel
Celebrating 35 years in Europe this year, Marriott International is represented by 178 hotels in the region, and envisions increasing its portfolio from 40,000 rooms to 80,000 rooms by 2015.