Marriott International, Inc. today announced that it has reached a milestone with the opening of its 300th property in the Caribbean and Latin America, marking a significant achievement and showcasing continued growth in the region. With the highly anticipated and recent opening of The Ritz-Carlton Mexico City, the company’s extensive portfolio in the region now encompasses over 63,000 rooms in 36 countries and territories across 21 of its 30 global brands.
“This momentous accomplishment is a reflection of our strong relationships in the Caribbean and Latin America and the trust our owners and franchisees continue to have in Marriott, our extraordinary portfolio of 30 brands and Marriott Bonvoy, our award-winning travel program,” said Federico Greppi, Chief Financial Officer & VP Franchise Operations and Owner Relations of Marriott International’s Caribbean and Latin America region. “Our commitment to the future of the Caribbean and Latin American tourism industry is unwavering, and we continue to pursue our vision of growth in this vibrant part of the world, aiming to provide a wide variety of experiences for all travelers who wish to explore it.”
Marriott International opened its first hotel outside the United States in Acapulco, Mexico in May 1969 and has since grown steadily across the select, premium and luxury brand segments in the Caribbean and Latin America region. Earlier this year, the company announced a significant expansion in the all-inclusive segment. Industrywide, 52% of all-inclusive properties are located in the Caribbean and Latin America. At the end of September 2021, Marriott International’s total development pipeline in the region stood at 112 hotels representing 18,205 rooms.
“The Caribbean and Latin America continues to be a growing region,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, Chief Development Officer, Caribbean and Latin America, Marriott International. “We are having a robust year of signings as well as openings, and are seeing particular strength in conversions, as owners and franchisees of independent hotels and resorts turn to our trusted brands as they look to strengthen their sales and distribution channels.”
The recently opened The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City is set in the heart of Mexico City’s financial center and marks the company’s 300th property in the Caribbean and Latin America. Luxuriously appointed modern interiors and breathtaking city views invite guests to discover a new perspective on this enchanting urban destination. Mexico’s rich folklore is brought to life throughout the hotel creating a place to uncover modern Mexican myths. The 58-story property, featuring 153 individually designed guest rooms and suites, also offers a wide range of amenities, designed for cultural discovery, epicurean adventures or business travel, including Samos, a Mediterranean inspired restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge with exclusive Club Concierge, a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa and more.
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About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 8,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 139 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy™, its highly-awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website, and for the latest company news, visit Marriott News Center. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.