Marriott International to launch 19 new hotel properties, 3,000 rooms in MENA region this year
The hospitality group will be adding 19 new hotel properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its Middle East, Africa portfolio in 2019. They will also add 26,000 rooms across the region by the end of 2023
Marriott International announced, “The new additions are in line with the company’s expansion plans to add more than 100 new properties and nearly 26,000 rooms across the region by the end of 2023.”
According to officials, the development pipeline through 2023 represents up to $8billion of investment and is supposed to generate new jobs across the region.
Talking about their growth, Jerome Briet, Chief Development Officer, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International said, “This region continues to present us with opportunities to further grow and enhance our portfolio across new and established markets. While the majority of our growth will be through new-builds, we are seeing an increasing number of conversion opportunities, especially in the luxury space.”
In 2019, the company has opened five new properties in the region and is expected to add 14 more - bringing its portfolio across the Middle East and Africa to nearly 270 properties and over 60,000 rooms - by the end of the year.
Upcoming Marriott Luxury properties
• With the recent opening of W Dubai – The Palm and the anticipated openings of W Muscat and W Yas Island, W Hotels should double its portfolio in the region.
• St. Regis anticipates debuting in Jordan and Egypt with the openings of The St. Regis Amman and The St. Regis Cairo.
• The iconic North Island is expected to join The Luxury Collection’s portfolio of world-renowned hotels and resorts.
• JW Marriott anticipates marking its entry into Oman with the opening of the JW Marriott Muscat Convention Centre.
Apart from the openings in 2019, Marriott is also working on the transformation journey of Sheraton Hotels & Resorts. Sheraton Jeddah Hotel and Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai are currently undergoing renovations.