Marriott International and YTL Hotels have announced agreements for new hotels across Asia, strengthening both companies’ presence in the world’s fastest growing region. During an official ceremony held at The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur on 5 December, the two hotel groups have agreed to develop two new luxury hotels in Malaysia under the JW Marriott and EDITION brands and signed MoUs for two hotels in Japan, an EDITION and a W Hotel in Niseko Village, Hokkaido.
“We’re delighted to expand our hospitality footprint in Asia through Marriott International. Our 20-year relationship has been pivotal to the growth of YTL Hotels in Malaysia, Asia and in the UK,” Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Francis Yeoh, Managing Director of YTL Group of Companies.
“We currently have 11 Marriott International hotels in our portfolio of 32 hospitality assets, making us one of Marriott’s largest owning companies with one of the longest relationships in Asia. Through illustrious Marriott International brands such as The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott and Autograph Collection, we seek to offer our guests experiences that will make memories for a lifetime.”
IMAGE: L-R: Mr Arne Sorenson – President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Dato’ Mark Yeoh – Executive Director of YTL Hotels, Mr Craig Smith – President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Marriott International and Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Francis Yeoh – Managing Director of YTL Group of Companies after signing the agreements.