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.
Marriott International has announced the opening of the Tokyo Marriott Hotel on a hilltop address known locally as Gotenyama. This represents the global hospitality company’s 12th hotel in Japan, and the third under its flagship Marriott Hotels brand, which comprises 500 properties in nearly 60 countries.
RIDA Development Corporation in conjunction with the Houston First Corporation will develop a 1,000-room Marriott Marquis in the heart of Houston. The hotel, which will have over 100,000 square feet of meeting space, will be across the street and connected via skyway to the Houston Convention Centre. It is scheduled to break ground in 2014 and open in 2016.
Marriott continues to master convenience and superior quality in the hospitality industry. After the release of its widely popular mobile app, currently available at more than 3,800 properties, innovation was taken up a notch with the addition of its exclusive-to-Marriott Rewards member’s Mobile Check-In.
The faster, easier and more convenient mobile check-in from Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International is now available at 20 additional Marriott hotels* in 19 countries including United Kingdom, Mexico, United Arab Emirates and India.
Marriott International has signed a letter of intent to acquire Protea Hotels’ brands and its management business that operates or franchises 116 hotels across three brands with 10,184 rooms in South Africa and six other sub-Saharan African countries. The transaction would nearly double Marriott’s distribution in Africa to more than 23,000 rooms, and would also provide Marriott with a proven operational platform and leadership team to accelerate Marriott’s expansion plans and solidify its leadership position in the dynamic and growing African hotel market.
As Marriott International has said it will open six hotels in Asia this month from its Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott brands. The company’s growth of The Ritz-Carlton brand continues apace with openings in Chengdu, Tianjin and Bangalore this month, while its JW Marriott brand will open hotels in Hanoi, Bangalore and Delhi.
The Marriott Hotel County Hall on London’s South Bank is the Group’s first UK hotel to have a digital i-Pad-based wine list. The hotel’s flagship bar and restaurant, Gillray’s, has introduced the system, developed with wine supplier Matthew Clark, and reports huge and positive response from diners.
Speaking at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI,) on a panel about “Women Decision-Makers in the Global Economy,” Marriott International, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer, Arne Sorenson voiced the company’s strong commitment to supporting the advancement of women as part of the growth strategy for the global hospitality company, which has 3800 hotels in 72 countries.
The Renaissance Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott and Marriott Executive Apartments Doha City Center have announced the appointment of Sam Van Campenhout as hotel manager. The announcement was made by Ibrahim Barghout, area vice president Middle East, Marriott.
Marriott Vacation Club announced today the “topping-out” of the third, 37-story tower at Marriott’s Grand Chateau. Located at 75 East Harmon Avenue just off the world famous Las Vegas Strip, the “topping-out” development milestone signifies the structural completion of the third tower since breaking ground just over 13 months ago
Marriott International has announced the promotion of Bart Buiring to the position of senior vice president, lodging services and operations, Marriott International in Asia Pacific. Having previously served as the regional vice president of operations and continent lodging services for Marriott International in Asia, Buiring’s new position sees him providing leadership to all operations disciplines including rooms, food and beverage, engineering, procurement and guest technology.