Delta Hotels & Resorts, the Canadian chain acquired by Marriott International in 2015, is planning to expand its portfolio across the world.
Marriott has announced plans for what it calls an “aggressive growth plan” for Delta, which aims to double the brand’s footprint in the next two years.
At the time Marriott purchased Delta, it had 30 properties located solely in Canada. Since then, this portfolio has increased to 40 open properties, with an additional 20 in the pipeline, including new hotels Asia and the US.
“Delta Hotels has become a development powerhouse with new presences in the US and Asia in the last year,” said Gregory Durrer, Delta’s global brand leader. “Our model is simple. We know what our guests want and because of that Delta’s intuitive design and service enables guests to focus on what’s important. It is simple made perfect.”
The 20 signed hotels in the pipeline will see Delta move into several major cities, including Dallas, Shanghai and Seattle. The Shanghai property, which is scheduled to launch later this year, will mark the brand’s debut in Asia.
The upscale Delta brand provides guests with a range of standard facilities, including restaurants, bars, “grab and go” food outlets, 24-hour fitness centres, meeting space and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Marriott acquired Delta Hotels & Resorts in April 2015 for CA$170 million (approx. US$134m).