Marriott triple expansion
The Sheraton Manila Hotel will be joined by other Marriott International brands soon. Credits to Sheraton Manila Hotel

Marriott International expects to more than triple its expansion in the Philippines within the next five years.

The global hotel chain said it is working on having over 5,000 rooms in the country by the end of 2024.

The international company based in Maryland, U.S.A. announced on September 24 that five new brands including The Ritz-Carlton, Element, and Westin will debut in five new destinations – Caticlan, Cebu, Davao, Mactan, and Palawan.

Together with the current 4 hotels already operating in the country, Marriott is looking at adding 3,700 new rooms across 14 new properties to serve the travel market.

“The amazing growth we’re seeing in the Philippines is a testament to Marriott’s strength in and commitment to the market, coupled by a rapidly growing economy,” said Craig S. Smith, President & Managing Director, Marriott International Asia Pacific in the Marriott report. “We look forward to bringing new hotels to the Philippines together with our trusted hotel owners, enabling more choices with unsurpassed experiences for our travelers.”

Earlier in 2019, Marriott International opened the Sheraton Manila Hotel to mark the brand’s debut in the Philippines. The Sheraton hotel provides a unique service to business travelers by being the first in the country to have a co-working space located in a hotel. Located at the forefront of the Stevie-award-winning world-class integrated complex and entertainment center, Resorts World Manila, the hotel is the first landmark seen upon arrival at one of the world’s top airports for business travelers, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.

Travelers can look forward to the following brands emerging in the Philippines:

  1. Sheraton Manila Bay in 2019
  2. Four Points Palawan Sabang Beach in 2020
  3. The Ritz-Carlton, Manila ibn 2020
  4. Marriott Resort & Spa Caticlan in 2021
  5. Courtyard by Marriott Caticlan in 2021
  6. The Westin Manila Sonata Place expected in 2021
  7. Element Palawan Puerto Princesa in 2024

Marriott International also notes that its expansion across the Philippines comes as the country is seeing a growing number of visitors for both business and pleasure trips. In the first half of 2019, the country’s Department of Tourism recorded more than four million international tourist arrivals, an 11 percent increase over the same period the prior year.

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