December 21, 2016 // Franchising.com // Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) announces that its extended-stay brand, Residence Inn, now touts a presence in all 50 states due to its latest opening in Wyoming. The growth milestone underscores the brand’s popularity with customers and the hotel investment community, alike.
The achievement also gives Marriott International its second brand with a location in every state following Courtyard by Marriott’s debut in its 50th state in 2009.
“We’re so pleased that Residence Inn by Marriott can now welcome guests in every state, from Alaska to Hawaii,” said Eric Jacobs, Marriott International, Chief Development Officer, Select Service and Extended Stay Brands for North America. “It’s a huge achievement – and proof that both customers and hotel investors see tremendous value in catering to the unique needs of guests who are on the road for at least five nights and appreciate the secure and trusted home-plus experience.”
Residence Inn is expected to open 60 additional hotels in Canada, Europe and the United States in 2017, about 50 percent more than in 2016. The brand has roughly 725 properties globally with 230 in the pipeline.
“Residence Inn pioneered the extended-stay segment, and as the category leader continues to stand out among the competition by offering guests signature features that meet the needs of every type of travel circumstance – long stay business, short stay business, family getaways, and special occasions,” said Diane Mayer, Residence Inn Vice President and Global Brand Manager. “When on the road for extended stays, guests have the ability to not just survive their trip, but actually thrive while they’re away. They benefit from a ‘home plus’ experience that helps them maintain a healthy balance, maximize their time and connect with the local scene.”
Residence Inn properties are all-suite hotels that offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom accommodations. Guests looking for a revitalizing sleep experience will enjoy the hotel’s plush mattresses and crisp linens, while guests focused on being productive will value their suite’s large, well-lit work desk, ergonomic chair and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite also has a fully-equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and residential-sized appliances.
The Residence Inn complimentary breakfast has a variety of great options, including specially made featured items. Guests can start their day off right with healthy food choices and, with a convenient to-go offering, can make sure they do not miss the most important meal of the day.
Extending the feeling of comfortable living on the road, Residence Inn hotels offer guests inviting and functional public spaces to relax or collaborate. Road warriors and families alike enjoy the hotel’s grocery delivery service, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour onsite food and beverage market, and onsite guest laundry room. The RiMix, is an after work, casual, relaxing environment where guests can be as social as they want, while enjoying light fare. The hotels also maintain a meeting room, a business library where guests can fax, copy and print materials, and provide guests with an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor patio with a fire pit and a barbecue, exercise room and Sport Court®.
The number and locations of hotels that Residence Inn expects open in 2017 are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws, not historical facts, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including supply and demand changes for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with clients and property owners; the availability of capital to finance hotel growth; and other risk factors that Marriott International, Inc. identifies in the most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q that it filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by those statements. We make those statements as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is the world’s largest hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with nearly 6,000 properties in 120 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts. The company’s 30 leading brands include: Bulgari®, The Ritz-Carlton® and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve®, St. Regis®, W®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, The Luxury Collection®, Marriott Hotels®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Renaissance® Hotels, Sheraton®, Delta Hotels by MarriottSM, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Tribute Portfolio™, Design Hotels™, Gaylord Hotels®, Courtyard®, Four Points® by Sheraton, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, Residence Inn®, TownePlace Suites®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Aloft®, Element®, Moxy® Hotels, and Protea Hotels by Marriott®. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.comand @MarriottIntl.
Residence Inn by Marriott is the global leader in the extended-stay lodging segment, with more than 700 properties located in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living, working, and sleeping zones. Fully functional kitchens; grocery delivery service; 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfasts help guests maximize their time and thrive while they travel. The RI Mix evening events afford guests the opportunity to socialize and connect with the local community. Each Residence Inn offers free Wi-Fi in both public and guests spaces to ensure continuous connectivity while on the road. As a member of the Marriott International portfolio, Residence Inn participates in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent guest program. Members earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage for dollars spent at any of the more than 4,000 Marriott hotels worldwide. For more information or reservations, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or visit residenceinn.marriott.com. For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook: www.facebook.com/residenceinn and follow Residence Inn on Twitter: www.twitter.com/residenceinn.
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