Marriott International announces plans for seven new sites in Scotland

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Marriott International has announced plans to open seven new hotels in Scotland over the next four years, boosting the country’s room stock by almost 75%.

The plans from the hotel group, which have been welcomed by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, will see seven hotels from five of the Marriott brands introduced, which will bring a remarkable boost to tourism in the area.

The new hotels will include W Hotels, Moxy, Aloft, Courtyard and Residence Inn.

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Work on a new W hotel in Edinburgh is already underway, while three Moxy hotels are planned at unspecified locations.

Marriott said it remained “optimistic for the future growth of our company and hospitality overall in Scotland”.

Sturgeon said: “Despite the uncertainty brought about by Brexit, Scotland’s economy and tourism sectors remain strong and I am delighted that big businesses like Marriott International are choosing to show their confidence by investing here.

“Scotland’s performance in hotel markets is exceptionally strong, with latest figures showing that we are outperforming 11 of the main 12 European hotel markets, including Paris, Madrid and Berlin – only London was higher.”

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