The hospitality group reached the milestone with the opening of The Westin London City
Marriott International has announced the official launch of The Westin London City, marking its 1,000th hotel in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The milestone also marks the debut of the Westin Hotels & Resorts brand in the UK market and came as Marriott said it expects to add more than 200 properties in the EMEA region across 2022 and 2023.
Marriott International EMEA president Satya Anand said: “I’m very proud of reaching 1,000 Marriott International hotels across EMEA. This growth milestone is symbolic of our rich history and bright future, and it feels fitting that our 1,000th property is a fantastic Westin in London.
“Last year alone, we opened nearly 90 properties across EMEA, including brand debuts in destinations such as Ibiza, Reykjavík and Cairo, as well as additional openings in established markets such as London and Dubai.
“I am excited to further enhance our portfolio, bringing even more unique travel experiences to our guests, and look forward to continuing to drive value for our owners and franchisees through our world-class brands, comprehensive business support systems and our industry-leading loyalty platform, Marriott Bonvoy.”
The Westin London City guest room
Growth in Europe continues to be led by Marriott International’s select-service brands – such as AC by Marriott, Moxy Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott, Aloft Hotels, Element Hotels and Four Points by Sheraton – which account for more than 50% of the company’s current signed pipeline in the region.
The company said the extended-stay segment also remains resilient in Europe, with four Residence Inn by Marriott hotels opening last year and plans to open a furter 15 city properties in 2022 and 2023.
Property conversions also continue to be an important driver of room growth across Europe, particularly from independent hotels. They will represent approximately 30% of the expected hotel openings in Europe across 2022 and 2023.
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