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Marriott may bring Moxy, other global brands to India

Hotel chain Marriott International Inc., which is starting a major integration programme after its acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, said it would look at bringing more global brands from the combined entity to India to raise its market share in the domestic hospitality sector.

 Last year, the US-based hotel firm acquired Starwood Hotels for $13 billion, making it the largest hotel chain in the world with over 5,800 properties in more than 110 countries. Following the acquisition, Marriott, with around 18,500 rooms in India, overtook the Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces to become the country’s largest hotel company. It currently operates 84 hotels under 15 brands including Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott and Courtyard by Marriott across 19 cities.

The company plans to open around 17 new properties, taking the total number to around 100 by the end of the year.