Hospitality company Marriott International has reached 1,000 hotels milestone in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
The milestone was achieved with the launch of a Westin property in London. It also marks the debut of Westin brand in the UK.
Unveiled in January this year, the property has 222 rooms featuring brand signatures such as Heavenly Bed, a spa-like bathroom, and other amenities.
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.”
In addition, Marriott revealed plans to open more than 200 properties, equivalent to 38,000 rooms, in the region throughout 2022 and the following year.
During 2022 and 2023, Marriott will open more than 26 additional hotels under Moxy Hotels brand including the Moxy Liverpool City Centre in the UK, Moxy Paris East in France and Moxy Pompeii in Italy during this period.
The company will also debut its Fairfield by Marriott brand in Europe. Fairfield by Marriott Badhoevedorp Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in The Netherlands and Fairfield by Marriott Copenhagen Nordhavn in Denmark are slated to open in 2023.
In addition, Residence Inn by Marriott brand will add 15 more hotels in cities like Naples, Vienna and Paris in 2022 and 2023.
Marriott also plans to debut The Ritz-Carlton brand in the Middle East next month, four hotels each in Saudi Arabia and Qatar in the two years.
In Africa, the company expects to open more than 20 hotels in Africa this year and next year.
Satya Anand added: “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.”