Marriott Hotels Expands Footprint in China
Monday April 28th, 2014 - 1:09PM PB
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TIANJIN, CHINA—Marriott International, Inc. recently opened its 282-room Jixian Marriott Hotel, taking the total number of properties under its Marriott Hotels brand in China to 16.
Under a long-term management agreement with Saint Light Investment Group, the hotel will embrace sustainable tourism. According to Marriott International, Jixian Marriott Hotel is the first “low carbon emission hotel” in China that engages its guests to support sustainable tourism with a carbon footprint recording system.
The hotel’s system reports the CO2 emission of its guests’ activities in the hotel, including their actual energy consumption. A personal carbon emission statement will be provided to guests when they check out. The hotel has been awarded the three-star certificate of green building design by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China.
The hotel is located in Jixian, which is in the northern part of Tianjin and also close to Beijing. With its proximity to a variety of leisure travel attractions including the Pan Mountain, Great Wall, golf courses, ski parks and natural parks, Jixian Marriott Hotel offers 282 guestrooms, inclusive of eight suites and eight villas with views of Jixian resort area. The hotel offers 1,900 sq. m. of meeting space that consist of one grand ballroom, one junior ballroom and eight function rooms.
“Marriott Hotels is Marriott International’s flagship brand and is undergoing a global transformation,” stated Henry Lee, COO – Greater China. Marriott Hotels is bringing innovation and service excellence to every aspect of the travel experience and the Jixian Marriott perfectly embraces the brand’s Travel Brilliantly philosophy.”
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.