Marriott International

Marriott International plans to open seven new hotels in Scotland.

After the announcement that Marriott International plans to open seven new hotels in Scotland, the Scottish First Minister has said: “Despite the uncertainty brought about by Brexit, Scotland’s economy and tourism sectors remain strong and I am delighted that big businesses like Marriott International are choosing to show their confidence by investing here.”

“Scotland’s performance in hotel markets is exceptionally strong with latest figures showing that we are outperforming 11 of the main 12 European hotel markets, including Paris, Madrid and Berlin - only London was higher.”

Kevin Montano, Senior VP and Global Development Officer for Marriott International said: “With seven hotels across five Marriott brands (W Hotels, Moxy, Aloft, Courtyard and Residence Inn) scheduled to open within the next four years, we remain optimistic for the future growth of our company and hospitality overall in Scotland."

SE Chief Executive, Dr Lena Wilson, said: “Scottish Enterprise is delighted to have supported Marriott’s expansion in Scotland. Scotland has a thriving tourism industry and is a key economic sector attracting substantial inward investment, so Marriott’s decision to increase its presence in Scotland by 2021 demonstrates their competitiveness in the sector and their commitment to Scotland. We look forward to continuing working with the Marriott leadership team going forward.”

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