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Marriott's portfolio of hotels in Australia, New Zealand and the broader Pacific region will stretch to 50 properties by the end of 2020, aided by its recent acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
With 24 locations currently within the region, those ambitious expansion plans see that figure more than double in just four years.
The expansion gives a particular focus to secondary and emerging cities, with a Four Points by Sheraton slated for Parramatta in western Sydney, along with Aloft and Sheraton hotels opening in Adelaide.
Marriott's plans too include the return of Ritz-Carlton in Australia with The Ritz-Carlton Sydney scheduled for 2021, The Ritz-Carlton Perth and The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne, and next year will additionally mark the re-entry of W Hotels to Australia with the opening of W Brisbane.
Marriott and Starwood are yet to combine their respective loyalty programs, although the current Starwood Preferred Guest scheme is a favourite of many Aussie travellers who convert their Starpoints into frequent flyer points at generous rates.