Bethesda, Md., October 2015 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced this week the upcoming opening of the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista in December 2015. This will be Delta Hotels and Resorts first branded resort in the United States, and pursuant to a franchise agreement with JHM Hotels.
“We are thrilled to partner with JMH Hotels to further integrate the Delta Hotels and Resorts brand into the Marriott family. By expanding the award-winning Delta brand into the U.S. at one of the top resort and leisure destinations, Marriott continues to offer exceptional experiences for our guests,” said Paul Cahill, Global Brand Leader Delta Hotels & Resorts, area vice president of operations, Canada.
In April 2015, Marriott International, Inc. acquired the Delta Hotels and Resorts management and franchise business from Delta Hotels Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC). The brand brings a rich history and an exciting range of properties to the Marriott portfolio and currently consists of 37 hotels and nearly 10,000 rooms.
“This entry into the U.S. marks the beginning of the exciting growth for this brand as well as great opportunities for both owners and franchisees,” Cahill adds.
The new U.S. resort is minutes from local Orlando attractions and will offer a fresh approach to the guest experience including intuitive designs for modern business and leisure travelers, and an innovative use of technology. It will feature 241 spacious guestrooms, a resort-style swimming pool complete with a kid’s splash zone featuring a pirate ship, kid’s activity room, fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, onsite parking and an eatery D Flats. As a member of the Disney Good Neighbor Hotel program, the resort will offer transportation to and from local attractions, including all of the Disney theme parks. .
“The Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista offers a guest experience unique to the market – the benefits of an upscale family resort combined with a boutique feel,” said DJ Rama, president of JHM Hotels.
JHM Hotels, a premier lodging company, based in Greenville SC, has developed, acquired, owned, and operated hotels throughout the United States for over 42 years. The company currently owns and operates 40 hotels with over 7000 guestrooms, located in the United States and India, operating under such well-known brands as Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton and Starwood. For more information, visit our web site at www.jhmhotels.com.
About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands, including: The Ritz-Carlton®, BVlgari®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Autograph brand andCollection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels and Resorts®,
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