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3000th Marriott Hotel Property Slated For Beijing

The 23-story, 588-room JW Marriott Hotel Beijing slated to open in November has been designated the company's 3,000th property.

By the start of the 2008 Olympics, Marriott expects to operate 11 hotels in Beijing to help accommodate the two million visitors expected to visit the city. Another 20 Marriott International-branded hotels are scheduled to open in China through the year 2010.

The JW Marriott Hotel Beijing is owned by Hua Mao Surapan Hotel Development Company and will open in November, along with the 305-room The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing. Located in the heart of the capital city, the two hotels anchor Beijing's newest and most prestigious luxury address, China Central Place.

Marriott opened its first hotel in China in 1989, the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, which also was its first hotel in the Asia-Pacific region. In less than 20 years, Marriott's portfolio in China has grown to encompass more than 30 hotels offering 11,547 rooms representing the following six hotel brands: JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts; The Ritz-Carlton Hotels; Marriott Hotels & Resorts; Renaissance Hotels & Resorts; Courtyard by Marriott and Marriott Executive Apartments.

The JW Marriott Hotel Beijing will have five restaurants and lounges for dining and entertainment.

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