Marriott announces it will strengthen development through modular construction in North America. In 2017, the group expects to sign 50 hotels of this kind.
Karim Khalifa, Senior Vice President Global Design Strategies at Marriott International, said: "We believe the modular process will be a game changer for our valued development partners, especially during a time when labor shortages can be a challenge to timely openings. As modular construction gains popularity and acceptance in the hotel industry, costs can also decrease over time."
Currently, one hotel built with this construction type has already opened its doors in California: the Folsom Fairfield Inn & Suites in Folsom. This project was realized in partnership with the company Guerdon, whose plant is situated in Boise, Idaho. Four projects are currently under construction such as Courtyard in Pullman (Washington) and the AC Hotel in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma).
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