Last updated: 03:00 PM ET, Tue March 08 2016

Marriott's European Portfolio to Double Following Starwood Merger

Hotel & Resort | Patrick Clarke | March 08, 2016

Marriott's European Portfolio to Double Following Starwood Merger

Photo courtesy of Thinkstock

Marriott International's European portfolio is poised to expand twofold following the company's pending merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

The Bethesda, Maryland-based company's European division announced Tuesday that it will boast more than 123,000 opened or signed rooms once Starwood's 40,500 opened rooms and the companies' combined pipeline of 21,500 rooms join Marriott's 61,000 opened rooms in Europe.

Marriott's own growth is what makes the impending acquisition that much more significant. 

READ MORE: Marriott, Starwood Clear Antitrust Reviews in US and Canada, So What's Next?

"It's been an extraordinary time for Marriott," said Marriott International, Europe's president and managing director Amy McPherson in a statement. "We signed over 10,000 new rooms in 2015 for the first time in our history, doubling in size since 2010."

Looking beyond the Starwood acquisition, which is expected to close in mid-2016, Marriott has more than 4,400 of its own rooms scheduled to open across Europe this year.

READ MORE: Marriott Looks Back on Impressive 2015

Most of the company's European development in 2016 will be taking place in the central and eastern regions of the continent, with those regions accounting for more than 70 percent of Marriott's 2016 openings in Europe. 

McPherson called the growth "unprecedented" and said the company's "momentum is incredible."

Following the Starwood acquisition, Marriott will boast nearly two dozen brands ranging from economy to luxury across Europe.

For more information on Europe

For more Hotel & Resort News


You may use your Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook information, including your name, photo & any other personal data you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on Click here to learn more.

Discover Club Med All-Inclusive Vacations

Hotels & Resorts