Marriott Hotels & Resorts To Open Second Hotel In Colombia
Marriott International"s (NYSE:MAR) signature brand, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, announced today plans to open a new 170-room Marriott Hotel in Cali in 2014, under an agreement with Real Hotels and Resorts, S.A. and Grupo Poma.
"We are very excited about consolidating our relationship with Marriott by bringing the Marriott brand to Cali and strengthening Marriott"s position in Colombia. With the success of the Marriott Hotel in Bogota, we are confident that this hotel will be highly successful, and play a large role in the continued emergence of Colombia," said Fernando Poma, President of Real Hotels & Resorts.
"We are fortunate to have great partners in Colombia, with whom we continue to grow many successful hotels within the market and across Latin America" says Laurent de Kousemaeker, chief development officer for Marriott International, Inc. in the Caribbean & Latin America "Cali is a wonderful Latin American destination and Colonia Granada is an ideal location for our new Marriott Cali Hotel."
In addition to 170 guest rooms and suites, the hotel will feature a casual dining restaurant, a sushi bar and a great room. The hotel will also have three different meeting spaces available including the 4,900 square foot ballroom. Recreational facilities include a swimming pool and a fitness center. Other amenities will include a concierge lounge, business center, gift shop and parking garage.
Marriott International is currently represented in Colombia by the 264-room JW Marriott Hotel Bogota and the 239-room Bogota Marriott Hotel. Marriott will open the 278-room Cartagena Marriott Hotel in 2015.