Marriott International to Increase its Footprint in India
Marriott International to Increase its Footprint in India

Marriott International, Inc. marked the recent visit of its President and CEO Anthony Capuano, reaffirming the company's strong commitment to expanding its presence in India.

During Capuano's visit from April 10-14, the company inaugurated the JW Marriott Goa, its 150th hotel in South Asia, and the Mulberry Shades Bengaluru Nandi Hills, A Tribute Portfolio Resort.

Additionally, Marriott announced plans to open 15 hotels this year across its luxury, premium, and select brand segments in South Asia. Furthermore, the company disclosed its intention to introduce Moxy, its lifestyle brand, to the Indian market with the expected debut of Moxy Bengaluru Airport Prestige Tech Cloud and Moxy Mumbai Andheri West in 2024.

During his visit to India, Mr. Capuano held a meeting with Tourism Minister G. Kishan Reddy to explore opportunities for leveraging India's G20 presidency to boost the industry's growth.

As India is one of Marriott's key global markets, the company is committed to fostering diverse leadership talent, particularly women in leadership roles, which was a key topic discussed during the meeting with Prime Minister Modi.

“I am grateful to Prime Minister Modi and the Government of India for highlighting their clear economic vision and how Marriott can best help advance their goals for the travel and hospitality industry, Marriott is excited to advance the hospitality industry throughout India, We are committed to India’s economic growth and have plans to be in more than 50 cities in the next two years, creating 10,000 new jobs.” said Mr. Capunao.

Marriott International presently operates 140 hotels across 16 brands in over 40 cities in India. The company is concentrating on boosting development in secondary and tertiary markets to appeal to both business and leisure travelers.

Marriott has introduced its brands to various locations, including Mussoorie, Pushkar, Mahabalipuram, Raipur, Siliguri, Bilaspur, Tiruchirappalli, and Shillong, where it became the first international brand to enter the market.

These openings support local employment, promote economic growth, and generate interest and tourism in these areas, ultimately benefiting the entire supply chain.

Marriott aims to expand its portfolio in key leisure travel markets, such as Jaipur, Corbett, Coorg, Shimla, and Pahalgham, to meet the rising demand.




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