Over a period of four years, Marriott International, which owns Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott hotel brands, plans to open 52 more properties in India. Rajeev Menon, Area vice-president for the Indian sub-continent, Maldives and Australia for Marriott International Inc, told a business newspaper that most of these hotels will be for the budget and business travellers.
Marriott has two brands, Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield Inn, which cater to these segments. Several of these properties will be launched in tier 2 cities. The middle class continues to grow and will spend more. The suburban locations of some of our properties are already doing well. They have turned out to be the hospitality hub in their respective cities, Menon said.
Marriott opened its first property in India in 1999 and has a total of 16 till date. It will open a Courtyard by Marriott in Bhopal and a Marriott in WhiteField, Bangalore in a week’s time. Two JW Marriott hotels will be launched at the Delhi airport as well as in the UB City in Bangalore soon.