Marriott International Inc is planning for 100 operational hotels in India by 2018, reports indicate. The hotel chain currently has 86 hotels and 15 brands spanning 35 cities. This year, the firm has already opened four hotels and is in the process of opening six more hotels in the year. Reports also reveal that the firm is eyeing tertiary cities such as Indore, Amritsar, Coimbatore, Jaipur and others for more properties.
With plans to hit its hundredth hotel in India in 2018, the hotel chain has another 100 hotels in the pipeline; the plan is to open somewhere between 15 and 20 hotels a year in the country every year over the next five years. As reported, be it leisure or groups, Marriott is targeting all customers. It has majorly turned its focus towards domestic consumers with 15 brands that play at various price points. That said, the hotel chain nets 75 per cent of its business from domestic consumers.