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Marriott Worldwide to accumulate Metropolis Specific model portfolio – Enterprise Traveller



Marriott Worldwide has reached an settlement with Mexican firm Resorts Metropolis Specific to accumulate the Metropolis Specific model portfolio.

Marriott says that the US$100 million acquisition will make it “the biggest lodge within the Caribbean and Latin America”, growing its presence within the area by 45 per cent, with 486 properties throughout 37 nations.

The Metropolis Specific model portfolio at the moment contains 152 accommodations throughout 5 manufacturers (Metropolis Specific, Metropolis Specific Plus, Metropolis Specific Suites, Metropolis Specific Junior, and Metropolis Centro), with 17,356 rooms throughout 75 cities in Mexico and Latin America.

Marriott acknowledged in a press launch that “the model and lodge portfolio will turn out to be a part of its franchise system” upon closing of the transaction, which is estimated to happen between the tip of the yr and the primary half of 2023.

At this level, the model identify will turn out to be Metropolis Specific by Marriott.

Marriott may also purchase the franchise rights to 5 initiatives at the moment underneath building, which signify an extra 676 rooms. The lodge group can be occupied with additional increasing the model each within the CALA area “in addition to in different places”.

Anthony Capuano, CEO of Marriott Worldwide, commented:

“This transaction with Hoteles Metropolis Specific is a strategic win for Marriott and our prospects, associates and homeowners and franchisees.

“We’re excited to enter a brand new lodging class – the favored reasonably priced midscale phase the place we see vital potential. With Metropolis Specific by Marriott, we can be offering our prospects with extra selection by means of a brand new, approachable, moderate-priced providing, growing alternative for homeowners and franchisees in addition to associates.”

Luis Barrios, CEO of Hoteles Metropolis, added:

“After we began enthusiastic about Metropolis Specific, we have been satisfied {that a} trendy, environment friendly, and reasonably priced model can be very enticing to the native traveler. After our first 20 years, we’re very excited and honored to work alongside Marriott, an organization we’ve all the time admired, to take the model to the subsequent stage.

“After having the chance to work with the Marriott group, we confirmed that we share widespread cultural values and the same strategy to hospitality.”

The closing of the transaction is topic to varied customary situations, together with the approval by the Federal Financial Competitors Fee in Mexico.

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