Marriott International encompasses a portfolio of nearly 8,200 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 138 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its highly-awarded travel program.
In the Middle East, the company has a portfolio of more than 160 properties and 44,000 rooms across nine markets. The United Arab Emirates is the company’s largest market in the region with more than 70 properties including the recently opened Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah. Marriott has 15 properties in its pipeline for the UAE which include the growth of its Autograph Collection brand with the anticipated additions of Liwa Hotel in Abu Dhabi and Khorfakkan Hotel and Kalba Hotel in Sharjah. The company will also open Marriott Mirfa Resort in Abu Dhabi which is anticipated to be the brand’s first resort in the Capital. Marriott Executive Apartments will open in Al Reem Island (Abu Dhabi) and Al Barsha South (Dubai). Marriott will also introduce its Moxy brand with the expected opening of Moxy Downtown Dubai.
Saudi Arabia also remains an important market for the company with a current portfolio of 36 properties and over 10,000 rooms across 11 brands. The company has more than 30 properties in its development. The company will be a part of the largest development projects in the Kingdom such as the Red Sea Project and Diriyah Gate. Marriott plans to introduce new luxury brands into the market such as St. Regis, EDITION Hotels and the Ritz-Carlton Reserve – the company’s most luxurious brand. The company will also see the addition of more than 6,000 rooms across the Holy Cities, Mecca and Medina. The company expects to open two Fairfield Inns in Mecca which will add nearly 4,000 keys; a 1,000 room Aloft in Mecca which will be the brand’s largest property in the world; two Courtyards by Marriott adding over 500 rooms in the two cities; and a new-build Sheraton that will offer more than 600 rooms in Medina. Other notable properties in our pipeline include the debut of Delta Hotels and Renaissance in the Kingdom.