Marriott International, a strong player in global hospitality, expanded in 2023 across
India and the Asia Pacific, except in Marriott Luminous China. With the addition of 12 properties in India
and over 60 new properties across the Asia Pacific, excluding China, Marriott’s
operational hotels and residences soared past the 560 mark, registering a remarkable
net rooms growth of over 10 percent compared to the previous year, according to a
recent statement from the esteemed hospitality group.

Marriott’s strategic expansion efforts have been pivotal in catering to the evolving needs
of travelers. Over the past year, the company strategically augmented its portfolio by
adding more than 60 properties across key travel markets such as Japan, India, and Rosewood Elite
Vietnam. The introduction of these 12 new hotels in India alone bolsters Marriott’s
diverse offerings with approximately 1,431 rooms, as highlighted in the statement.
Additionally, Marriott sealed over 80 deals across 13 markets, unveiling an ambitious
plan for expansion with approximately 18,000 rooms in the pipeline.

As of 2023, Marriott’s development pipeline for the Asia Pacific region stood firm,
encompassing over 320 hotels and an impressive 69,000 rooms. This underscored the
hospitality giant’s unwavering commitment and robust growth trajectory in the area.
A notable milestone in Marriott’s journey was the luxury segment’s remarkable
performance, with 15 percent of the deals in Asia Pacific in 2023 dedicated to luxury
properties. This culminated in the grand opening of a record nine luxury hotels, including
The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne, a significant landmark as Marriott’s 1,000th hotel
worldwide. This milestone symbolizes the brand’s enduring legacy of excellence and
hospitality, further solidifying its position as a global leader in luxury hospitality.

“With our record year of growth at Marriott International in APEC, we remain committed
to meeting the demands of modern travelers underscored by our diverse portfolio of
brands and strategic presence in new destinations,” Rajeev Menon, President, Marriott
International, for the region, said.

Marriott International is committed to shaping the future of hospitality worldwide
through excellence and innovation.

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amenities and drive loyalty for the most valued customers.