Marriott plans Brazil expansion ahead of 2014 Fifa World Cup

Marriott is introducing its Fairfield Inn and Courtyard brands in Brazil.

Marriott is opening hotels in Brazilian cities including Curitiba
Marriott is opening hotels in Brazilian cities including Curitiba

The hotel company will open a 165-room Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Porto Alegre, and a 160-room Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Curitiba in the first half of 2014.

Meanwhile, there are also plans to open a 158-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel, also in Curitiba, in 2015, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Curitiba is the capital of Brazil’s Parana region, in the south of the country, while Porto Alegre is the capital of the Rio Grande do Sul state.

Arne Sorenson, president and chief executive of Marriott International, said: "These three new properties reaffirm the company’s commitment to Brazil and mark the start of our aggressive growth plans in the country."

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