It’s already been a few years since Marriott acquired Starwood, however the combined company is continuing to grow at record speed. They announced that among their 30 brands, they signed over 815 hotels last year, opening up their 7,000th property.
It’s no wonder why there’s over 141 million Marriott Bonvoy members given the diverse properties globally the company continues to add. Marriott didn’t share how many elite members they have, but I’m sure that number is also in the millions.
Per Business Traveler,
Marriott International says it signed a record number of hotel deals last year, with 815 agreements representing over 136,000 rooms.
The group now has around 515,000 rooms in the pipeline, to add to its existing portfolio of around 1.38 million rooms across over 7,300 properties in 134 countries.
Marriott opened its 7,000th hotel in April last year – with the honour going to the St Regis Hong Kong. The group added a total of 516 properties during 2019.
The firm said that over half (53 per cent) of signed rooms last year were outside the US, with Asia-Pacific accounting for 38,000 rooms, Europe on 17,000, Caribbean and Latin America on 9,000, and Middle East and Africa on 8,000.
Marriott also highlighted a record number of deals for its luxury hotel brands, with 42 projects signed across 27 countries and territories, and 34 luxury-brand properties either opening or being converted during 2019.
What’s your favorite new Marriott property you stayed at last year? Feel free to share in the comments below.