In Numbers: Marriott to reach one million rooms in 2015

Marriott International has revealed it expects its portfolio of hotel bedrooms to surpass one million by the end of 2015.

Marriott to reach one million rooms mark in 2015
Marriott to reach one million rooms mark in 2015

C&IT takes a look at the key figures and facts that document the company's growth.

  • More than 46,000 rooms opened worldwide in 2014

  • Last year Marriott signed agreements for more than 650 hotels (around 100,000 rooms) – a signing pace of nearly two new hotel deals a day

  • When opened, these new hotels will expand Marriott’s presence from 80 countries and territories to more than 100

  • The brand currently has a record 240,000 new rooms in the pipeline

  • In North America, it is entering new secondary and tertiary markets, as well as adding to its strength in the largest cities

  • In Europe, it has launched new brands including Moxy, a stylish budget alternative for travelers with a "millennial mindset"

  • The company also expects to double its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, expand operations in the Middle East and Africa by more than 75%, and increase system size by almost 50% in the Caribbean and Latin America over the coming years

  • The new Marriott Port-au-Prince in Haiti will open in February creating more than 200 new local jobs.

  • Tony Capuano, Marriott’s executive vice president and chief development officer, said: "Our success has been boosted by a number of factors, including our continental leadership structure that connects our local development teams with development partners and lenders, the continuity of our senior development team and the introduction of new brands, which accounted for nearly 40% of our new room openings this past year."

    "We and our hotel owners are excited about our new brands, including Moxy, AC by Marriott, Autograph and EDITION, and our newly acquired Protea brand in Africa," he added.

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