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Marriott-Starwood beats Taj group

Becomes India's largest hotel chain with nearly 18,000 rooms

Marriott, after the buyout of  Starwood, has surpassed the to become India’s largest hotel chain with nearly 18,000 rooms.

The Tata-promoted has a room inventory of 16,640, but has more hotels than anyone else in the country at 125 in four brands.

and Starwood, with seven brands each in India, have 79 hotels in the country.

Indian hospitality will feel the heat of the merger as another 79 hotels with 16,000 rooms from both chains are set to open in India over the next three years. Forty of these will be under and 39 under Starwood.

The additions will increase the number of cities and cater to from 19 to 33. Properties in the pipeline were signed deals and construction of many had begun, said a executive.

Marriott-Starwood beats Taj group
“India is the second most important market for us after China,” said  Rajeev Menon, chief operating officer, Asia-Pacific, International.

What will hurt India hospitality more is the worldwide membership base of 85 million. Of these 1.5 million are in India.

Loyalty members form a major chunk of business for hotel companies, a trend catching on in India as well. “Business through loyalty memberships forms 50 per cent of our business in India and globally,” Menon added.

The combined entity has a bouquet of 30 brands. Half of them are present in India but  is open to bringing in more. Marriott’s 15th brand, W, is set to debut in next month.

In the mid-market and upscale segments the combined entity has Four Points by and Courtyard by Marriott. Indian in this segment have brands like Gateway and Vivanta by Taj and Welcome by ITC.

During the last two quarters and reported occupancy of 70 per cent against an industry average of 60 per cent.

“Occupancy is at the highest in the last few years. Revenue per available room in also on an upswing. The country as just 160,000 branded hotel rooms and there is need for many more,” Menon added.

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Marriott-Starwood beats Taj group

Becomes India's largest hotel chain with nearly 18,000 rooms

Swaraj Baggonkar  |  Mumbai 

Marriott-Starwood beats Taj group

Marriott, after the buyout of  Starwood, has surpassed the to become India’s largest hotel chain with nearly 18,000 rooms.

The Tata-promoted has a room inventory of 16,640, but has more hotels than anyone else in the country at 125 in four brands.



and Starwood, with seven brands each in India, have 79 hotels in the country.

Indian hospitality will feel the heat of the merger as another 79 hotels with 16,000 rooms from both chains are set to open in India over the next three years. Forty of these will be under and 39 under Starwood.

The additions will increase the number of cities and cater to from 19 to 33. Properties in the pipeline were signed deals and construction of many had begun, said a executive.

Marriott-Starwood beats Taj group
“India is the second most important market for us after China,” said  Rajeev Menon, chief operating officer, Asia-Pacific, International.

What will hurt India hospitality more is the worldwide membership base of 85 million. Of these 1.5 million are in India.

Loyalty members form a major chunk of business for hotel companies, a trend catching on in India as well. “Business through loyalty memberships forms 50 per cent of our business in India and globally,” Menon added.

The combined entity has a bouquet of 30 brands. Half of them are present in India but  is open to bringing in more. Marriott’s 15th brand, W, is set to debut in next month.

In the mid-market and upscale segments the combined entity has Four Points by and Courtyard by Marriott. Indian in this segment have brands like Gateway and Vivanta by Taj and Welcome by ITC.

During the last two quarters and reported occupancy of 70 per cent against an industry average of 60 per cent.

“Occupancy is at the highest in the last few years. Revenue per available room in also on an upswing. The country as just 160,000 branded hotel rooms and there is need for many more,” Menon added.

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Marriott-Starwood beats Taj group

Becomes India's largest hotel chain with nearly 18,000 rooms

Becomes India's largest hotel chain with nearly 18,000 rooms Marriott, after the buyout of  Starwood, has surpassed the to become India’s largest hotel chain with nearly 18,000 rooms.

The Tata-promoted has a room inventory of 16,640, but has more hotels than anyone else in the country at 125 in four brands.

and Starwood, with seven brands each in India, have 79 hotels in the country.

Indian hospitality will feel the heat of the merger as another 79 hotels with 16,000 rooms from both chains are set to open in India over the next three years. Forty of these will be under and 39 under Starwood.

The additions will increase the number of cities and cater to from 19 to 33. Properties in the pipeline were signed deals and construction of many had begun, said a executive.

Marriott-Starwood beats Taj group
“India is the second most important market for us after China,” said  Rajeev Menon, chief operating officer, Asia-Pacific, International.

What will hurt India hospitality more is the worldwide membership base of 85 million. Of these 1.5 million are in India.

Loyalty members form a major chunk of business for hotel companies, a trend catching on in India as well. “Business through loyalty memberships forms 50 per cent of our business in India and globally,” Menon added.

The combined entity has a bouquet of 30 brands. Half of them are present in India but  is open to bringing in more. Marriott’s 15th brand, W, is set to debut in next month.

In the mid-market and upscale segments the combined entity has Four Points by and Courtyard by Marriott. Indian in this segment have brands like Gateway and Vivanta by Taj and Welcome by ITC.

During the last two quarters and reported occupancy of 70 per cent against an industry average of 60 per cent.

“Occupancy is at the highest in the last few years. Revenue per available room in also on an upswing. The country as just 160,000 branded hotel rooms and there is need for many more,” Menon added.
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