Marriott International revealed that they have signed record breaking 815 hotel agreements, with more than 136,000 rooms in 2019, reported the Business Traveler.
The record number sums up the total rooms under construction to about 515,000, aside from the existing 1.38 million rooms throughout their 7,300 developments in 134 countries.
According to them, 53 percent of the deals were outside the US, with 38,000 rooms in the Asia Pacific, 17,000 in Europe, 9,000 in Latin American and the Caribbean, and 8,000 in Africa and the Middle East.
“We continue to drive value for our owners with quality branding options for both property conversions and new builds, backed by our leading business support systems and loyalty platform. By staying true to our growth philosophy and continuously responding to the evolving preferences and lifestyles of travelers, we are poised for a successful 2020 and beyond.”