Marriott to grow India portfolio from 11 to 100 by 2015

INDIA Marriott International plans to exponentially expand its portfolio from its current 11 hotels in India to 100 within the next five years. The expansion will encompass seven of its brands, including the introduction of its Ritz-Carlton and Fairfield by Marriott brands to the country.

Marriott has signed seven new hotels that will nearly quadruple Marriott’s presence in India in the next three years. Once all signed hotels are opened and added to the company’s portfolio of 11 operating properties and 23 previously announced hotels now under construction, the Marriott portfolio in India will total 41 hotels by 2013.

“We’re excited to join with our local hotel development partners in contributing to India’s future growth and unlimited business potential,” says President and Chief Operating Officer Arne Sorenson. “India has the second largest hotel development pipeline in Asia and is expected to double the number of branded hotel rooms over the next three years to approximately 120,000 rooms. We’re thrilled that about 10% of those new rooms are slated to carry a Marriott International brand flag and that we’ll be able to provide thousands of people real career opportunity in an environment where their ideas and talents can flourish.”

The seven newly announced projects are for five Courtyard properties, a Marriott hotel and a Renaissance property. They are:

  • The 107-key Courtyard by Marriott Kochi/Cochin International Airport, owned by Lulu Flight Kitchen Private Ltd. and scheduled to open in 2012;
  • The 101-key Courtyard by Marriott Bhopal, owned by DB Malls Private Ltd. and scheduled to open in second quarter 2011;
  • The 160-key Courtyard by Marriott Chembur, owned by Acron Hotels Private Ltd. and is scheduled to open in 2013, with an additional 76 rooms expected to be added later;
  • The 150-key Courtyard by Marriott Nashik, owned by Wasan Hotels Private Ltd. and scheduled to open in 2013;
  • The 200-key Courtyard by Marriott Hyderabad Hitec City, owned by Future InfraIndia Private Ltd. and  scheduled to open in 2013;
  • The 365-key Jaipur Marriott Hotel, owned by Serveall Land Developers Pte. Ltd. and scheduled to open in 2011;
  • The 150-key Renaissance Raipur Hotel, owned by Krish Hotels Private Ltd. and scheduled to open in 2013.

Marriott has operated in India since 1999 with the opening of the Goa Marriott. Today the company is represented in the country by its JW Marriott, Marriott, Renaissance, Courtyard by Marriott and Marriott Executive Apartments brands. Another 23 hotels are currently under construction and expected to open now through 2013.