Marriott International has opened the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East, its 20th property in the city.
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Marriott International has reported a strong second quarter of 2012, with net income rising to USD$143 million, a 13 per cent jump on the same period of 2011, fuelled by strong RevPAR and ADR gains, particularly in the MICE segment.
Marriott International has confirmed it is on track to have 4,000 hotels in 90 countries across its 14-brand lodging portfolio by 2014.
Room Key, a new venture owned by six of the world’s leading hotel companies, has launched www.roomkey.com, an innovative new online hotel search engine.
The newly refurbished Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa will host one of the Gold Coast’s most glamorous social events in January, The 2012 Magic Millions Hats and High Tea.
BY JAMES WILKINSON
Esteemed hotelier J.W. ‘Bill’ Marriott, Jr has stepped down as the CEO of Marriott International, handing the reins to Arne Sorenson who will become only the third CEO in the company’s history.
EXCLUSIVE BY JAMES WILKINSON IN HONG KONG
Marriott International’s President and Managing Director of Asia-Pacific, Simon F. Cooper, says the company’s properties are performing well across the region, particularly in the luxury segment.
The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa on the Gold Coast has reached a major milestone with the completion of its extensive AUD$20 million refurbishment at an event attended by some of Queensland’s Government, tourism and business leaders.
Marriott International’s President and Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Simon F. Cooper says the global Star rating systems for hotels are “almost defunct”, with websites such as TripAdvisor now becoming the norm.