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Marriott inks five-hotel deal with SAMHI Hotels

Friday, February 9, 2018, 10:00 Hrs  [IST]
HBI Staff | Mumbai

Marriott International, a global hospitality company yesterday said that it has signed a five-hotel conversion deal with SAMHI Hotels for its Fairfield by Marriott brand in the country. 

The brand expects to add 583 new rooms to its existing portfolio, a release issued here said. The additions will be at destinations including Chennai, Pune, Goa, Delhi and Bengaluru. 

"SAMHI Hotels is one of our leading and longstanding partners in India. With the conversion of these five hotels to Fairfield by Marriott, SAMHI Hotels will now have 14 hotels managed by Marriott International across a range of our brands in India," Paul Foskey, chief development officer, Asia-Pacific, Marriott International said in the statement. 

The Fairfield by Marriott brand currently has nine hotels open across the country and one in Nepal. 

"In addition to these 10 operational Fairfield Hotels in South Asia, there are an additional 13 in the pipeline, including these five conversions with SAMHI, that we expect to open, taking the total count to 23 Fairfield by Marriott hotels in the region," Foskey said. 

Ashish Jakhanwala, Managing Director and CEO, SAMHI Hotels said that their research and observations have concluded that the Indian market is extremely cost sensitive with a great affinity for midscale brands and it sees great growth potential in the coming years. 

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