Marriott International and Hotecapsa Working on Guayaquil Hotel for 2016
- Sep 26, 2014
Ecuador—Ecuador’s largest and most populous city is set to see a brand new Marriott-operated hotel developed during the following years, the hospitality company recently announced. Slated for opening in 2016, 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. 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, will develop the facility.
The 202-key Marriott Hotel in Guayaquil will be located in Los Arcos, Samborondon, one of the city’s most coveted areas in terms of entertainment, dining and retail. According to Angel P. 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.”
The Guayaquil Marriott will feature high-end amenities and services including a restaurant bar and 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, notes 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.” Mariott also recently revealed that is plans on expanding its portfolio in the Caribbean and Latin America by 100 percent by the year 2017.