JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Expands Asia Presence

HONG KONG—Marriott International’s luxury hotel brand, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, plans to open three properties in Greater China and one hotel in India by summer 2015, bringing the brand’s Asia-Pacific portfolio to 28 hotels and resorts with 11 in China and seven in India. By 2020, the global brand portfolio is expected to encompass 105 properties worldwide, 45 of which will be located in the Asia-Pacific region.

The four latest additions will include JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing, China (December 2014); JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Bao’an, China (Q1 2015); JW Marriott Hotel Macau, China (Q2 2015); and JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar, India (Q1 2015).

“The addition of these four amazing hotels only continues to strengthen JW Marriott’s already strong presence in Asia,” said Simon Cooper, president and managing director of Marriott International Asia Pacific. “We are embarking on an exciting time for the brand and region, and have plans to further expand the brand into new markets including Chengdu, Xian, Guangzhou, and Dalian in China, Kolkata in India, Jakarta in Indonesia, and Phuket in Thailand.”

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“Asia is one of the fastest growing and most important regions for JW Marriott,” added Mitzi Gaskins, vice president and global brand manager for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. “Currently 60 percent of our portfolio is located outside the U.S., and we are proud to say that by 2020, 45 of our anticipated 105 properties will be in Asia.”