Marriott International recently announced the expansion of its footprint in Japan with the debut of six of its hotel brands in the country in 2020. Newly introduced brands include AC Hotels by Marriott, Aloft Hotels, EDITION, JW Marriott, Fairfield by Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Reserve. With these additions and other openings the company ended 2020 with a total of 63 open properties in Japan represented across 18 brands.
Fairfield by Marriott, one of Marriott International's 30 global brands, will now also be represented in Peru with the opening of the new Fairfield by Marriott Lima Miraflores, located in Lima's main tourist district.
Marriott International in Asia Pacific has, on average, added close to 80 hotels per year in the last three years, with its pipeline growing by nearly 10 percent annually over the same time period.
Marriott International recently announced the opening of Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and Marriott Executive Apartments Johannesburg Melrose Arch.
Marriott International announced that Marriott veteran, Neal Jones, has taken on the role of Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as part of the company’s EMEA leadership team led by Liam Brown, group president, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Marriott International announced it signed a record number of rooms in 2019, pushing its global pipeline to approximately 515,000 rooms as of year-end 2019 for the first time in the company’s history.
Marriott International announced it is projecting to open more than 30 luxury properties this year as the company focuses on creating the future of high-end travel through its portfolio of distinct luxury brands.
Marriott International announced it has signed contracts with hotel developers to open two all-inclusive, oceanfront resorts in the Caribbean, an 800-room Marriott Hotel in Jamaica and a 283-room Autograph Collection on Curaçao.
Marriott International recognised Chef Henry Mateo of Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and Fraliza Gianniodis of The Ritz-Carlton, Boston as 2019’s Masters of the Craft for the Americas.
The pair emerged victorious after the final round of the second annual competition designed to discover and showcase top culinary and beverage talent across Marriott International properties in North, South and Central America.
Over the past six months, 3,024 bar and restaurant associates of all levels from 378 properties across 30 hotel brands competed to prove their prowess through quick-fire cooking and bartending challenges.
During the timed, rapid-fire competition, each contestant was tasked with incorporating a mystery ingredient into a signature dish or cocktail, which was then judged on the basis of technique, creativity and taste.
Designed to foster creativity and recognize talent, Masters of the Craft has grown substantially since it launched the finals round at Marriott headquarters last year, where approximately 2,200 associates participated.
For an impressive ninth consecutive year, Protea Hotels by Mariott has been named South Africa’s Coolest Hotel Brand in the Sunday Times Generation Next Survey for 2019.