Major hotel chains expand ambitiously

Hyatt and Marriott look to Europe, the US and China

Both Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Marriott International are pushing ahead with ambitious growth plans, particularly in Europe, the US and China. For Hyatt, there are a number of cities in the US where the company already has hotels but wants more representation, such as Miami, Los Angeles and New York. In Europe, Hyatt says that it has strong brand representation in some key gateway cities, but none in others. The company has just bought 19 former LodgeWorks properties and is due to close another major property deal by the end of the year.
Marriott, meanwhile, is looking specifically at an ambitious pipeline in Europe. It says it is around halfway to achieving a goal of doubling its European portfolio from 40,000 to 80,000 rooms by 2015.
[pictured: Singapore Marriott Hotel]


Check Also

Miami, hotel market, boutique hotels, Langford, downtown, room rates, build, Brazilian market

Room rates fall in Miami, Florida

Revenue per available room is down in the city

Moxy, Marriott, Baltics, Palanga, Lithuania, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn

Marriott to make strong Baltic entry

Giant aims to have hotels throughout region

ITB, China, Anbang, IHG, takeover, bid, M&A

China’s Anbang eyeing takeover of IHG?

Contradicting reports about group’s plans

tourism, direct booking, Hilton, loyalty, Marriott, AccoorHotels, Expedia, Booking

Hotel brands cheer direct bookings trend

But not all major hotel companies are so keen

New York, hotel, building boom, room, rates, lowest, best, wellington, schrager, boutique, suite,

Fees become big business for hotels

Guests charged for coffeepot use and mini-bar restocking

Marriott, app, booking, Hilton, Starwood, messaging

Hotels use messaging to chat with guests

For many, messaging is becoming the new social media