Marriott tops the list of largest hotel operators in the world

Company has more than 7,000 properties, 1.1 million rooms across more than 30 brands worldwide

Images used for illustrative purpose only. Image: marriott.com
Images used for illustrative purpose only. Image: marriott.com

Marriott International has added 2,000 “high-end” home in more than 100 destinations worldwide, according to an online report by Forbes. However, none of the destinations are in the Middle East.

Reportedly, the 2,000 “high-end” homes, which according to Forbes is Marriott’s fight back against Airbnb are in addition to the 5,700 properties and 1.1 million rooms across more than 30 brands.

Forbes said that the hotel group’s continuing position as the largest hotel operator is due to its purchase of Starwood in 2016.

On 13 May 2019,  Hotelier Middle East reported how Hilton had overtaken  Marriot as the most valuable brand in the world, according to a report by Brand Finance. 

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