Marriott International has announced the addition of two new properties to its global portfolio – in the Maldives and Switzerland.

The 100-villa Renaissance Maldives Gaakoshibee Resort & Spa in the Shaviyani Atoll is expected to open in 2009.

Managed by ADK Travels Private Ltd, the resort is a 55-min seaplane ride from the Maldives capital city Malé.

A 174-room Courtyard by Marriott will open in Basel, Switzerland in 2010, under a franchise agreement with a subsidiary of the SV Group.

The property will be the fourth Marriott in Switzerland.

By staff writer