Marriott International Adds Ten Hotels, Expands UK Presence Through Whitbread Conversions

WASHINGTON D.C. Marriott has rebranded 10 former Swallow Hotels in the UK, bringing the company s UK lodging portfolio to a total of 47 properties with 7,408 rooms. Marriott has three brands represented in the area, including Marriott Hotels, Resorts & Suites; Renaissance Hotels, Resorts & Suites; and Courtyard by Marriott. The hotel conversions are a result of the acquisition of Swallow Hotels by Marriott International s UK franchise partner, the Whitbread Hotel Company. An additional 16 Swallow Hotels are scheduled for conversion by the end of 2001. (8/16/00)