Marriott, Hotecapsa to Develop Guayaquil Hotel in 2016
- Sep 30, 2014
Ecuador ‘s largest and most populous city is set to get a brand new Marriott-operated hotel in two years, according to the hotel chain.
The Guayaquil Marriott will be the third venue operated by the Maryland-based hospitality giant, joining the 257-room JW Marriott Quito and the 135-room Courtyard by Marriott Guayaquil. The facility will be developed by Hotecapsa, a major local organization that is also responsible for the Sanchez Aguilar Theatre, The Plaza Buena Vista Mall and the Plaza del Prado Mall.
The 202-key Marriott Hotel in Guayaquil will be located in Los Arcos, Samborondon, one of the city’s most coveted areas for entertainment, dining and retail. According to Angel Sanchez, president of Hotecapsa, the company is eager to see what its partnership with Marriott Hotels will bring.
“With the success of the two Marriott International properties in Ecuador and the Marriott brand across Latin America and around the world, we are confident that this hotel will be highly successful and play a large role in the continued emergence of the country,” he said in a prepared statement.
The Guayaquil Marriott will feature high-end amenities and services including a restaurant bar & lounge offering three-meal-a-day plans, a rooftop bar, and ample meeting space. The hotel will also offer a concierge lounge, a marketplace, guest business center, state-of-the-art recreational facilities, a swimming pool and a fitness center.
The Chief Development Office, Caribbean and Latin America for Marriott International, Laurent de Kousemaeker, noted that the hotel “will be highly successful and open the doors for more development opportunities in the surrounding markets in South America, as well as play a large role in the continued emergence of Ecuador.”
Marriott also plans to expand its portfolio in the Caribbean and Latin America by 100 percent in 2017.