Marriott International has announced the landmark opening of its 1,000th hotel in Asia Pacific, saying it signals its continued confidence in the long-term growth potential of the region. In a press statement, Marriott, one of the largest hotel operators in the world, says that it entered the region nearly 50 years ago and has steadily increased its Asia Pacific footprint.
The statement adds that the Ritz-Carlton in Melbourne, Australia is the company’s 1000th property in Asia Pacific and marks the brand’s entry into the city, showcasing a contemporary aesthetic, renowned service, and panoramic views above the city skyline.
The company says it hopes to add another 100 hotels in the region this year, adding almost two properties every week throughout the year in the region, expanding its footprint in key Asia Pacific markets including Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, China, and India.
“The opening of Marriott International’s 1000thhotel in Asia Pacific is a true milestone, underscoring our confidence in the overall travel outlook, our ability to take hospitality to new heights with our associates and owners, and the power of Marriott Bonvoy in 2023 and beyond. We are particularly thrilled to be expanding our footprint in new and emerging markets,” says Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), Marriott International.
“Being able to celebrate the opening of Marriott’s 1000th hotel in Asia Pacific is a testament to our vision for growth in the years to come in the region. Greater China represents over half of the portfolio in terms of rooms in Asia Pacific and remains a strategic and vibrant market with tremendous growth potential. Together with the other markets in the region, the opportunities are exciting, and we look forward to building on this noteworthy milestone,” says Yibing Mao, President, Greater China, Marriott International.
The hotel says that its growth in Asia Pacific is expected across multiple brand portfolio segments, anchored by its Marriott Bonvoy travel programme, a significant driver of hotel guest loyalty and occupancy rates.
The statement adds that in celebration of the 1000th hotel in Asia Pacific, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn 1,000 bonus points and an additional Elite Night Credit. Guests will also be able to join in the celebration by enjoying a specially created limited edition celebratory beverage, The Melb-presso 1000, inspired by the coffee culture of Melbourne with a nod to Marriott’s 1000th hotel milestone in Asia Pacific.
The beverage will be available through April 23, 2023 in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions across all 1,000 Marriott International hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific, it says.