Marriott International, a US-based hospitality company, has signed an agreement with TCC Hotels to manage seven TCC properties across Thailand.

The seven hotels to be operated by Marriott are The Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok; Imperial Adamas Phuket Beach Resort; HuaHin Marriott Resort & Spa; Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa, Jomtien Beach; JW Marriott Pattaya Resort & Spa; Marriott Hotel and Executive Apartments, Bangkok Surawong; and The Ritz-Carlton, Bangkok.

The existing Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel in Bangkok will be rebranded as Bangkok Marriott Hotel Queen’s Park, while Imperial Adamas Phuket Beach Resort will open as Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Nai Yang Beach in 2016.

TCC plans to invest around $500m on the seven hotels, which includes a rebranding and refurbishment programme.

With this agreement, Marriott will add another 3,000 rooms to its existing portfolio of 3,110 rooms in 12 hotels across the country.

Marriott International Asia Pacific president and managing director Simon Cooper said the addition of seven TCC hotels will expand Marriott’s portfolio of hotels in Thailand, which is an important business and leisure destination in South East Asia.

"Managing this portfolio of TCC hotels in the country will allow us to extend our product offering and brands in Thailand, and enable domestic and international travellers to experience our hotels and world-class service," Cooper added.

TCC Hotels president Wallapa Traisorat said, "We are very excited to be working together with Marriott International, an experienced global operator, to support our growth strategy and our confidence in both tourism and MICE business sectors of Thailand."

Image: Marriott International Asia-Pacific president and managing director Simon Cooper shakes hands with TCC Group chairman Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi following the signing of the agreement in the presence of officials from both companies. Photo courtesy of Marriott International, Inc.