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18 & 19 SEPT 2019


Marriott Announce International Growth

Marriott International announced they are taking their growth plans globally, and have set a goal of increasing of the number of hotel rooms they have across Middle and East Africa by over 170% in just four years. 

The successful merger between two industry leading hotel brands; Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International is hitting headlines in the market and creating a storm. As a part of their mission to expand and strengthen their sales and marketing departments across Africa.  

With a current portfolio of over 240 hotels with 54,000 rooms in 30 countries, Marriott International is working towards targeting a projected growth of 150,000 rooms operational and pipeline in 38 countries by 2022 across Middle East and Africa.

Neal Jones, Chief of Sales and Marketing for Middle and East Africa, Marriott International, commented on their mission to build a thriving regional portfolio, driving revenue for the Marriott International brand. Adding that he has confidence that the brand will be accelerated into the lead through implementing innovative technology towards strengthening the brands presence. 

“I am confident that with this, we have the right structure and talent in place to accelerate our lead in the market, drive further innovation and strengthen the positioning of our brands while keeping our loyal and new guests at the centre