Top five most-read stories of 2020: Marriott International

by | 15 Dec 2020 | Chains, General News

Our most-read Marriott International stories of 2020 roundup includes the creation of a W hotel with a striking undulating form, the expansion of one of its premium brands, and analysis of the company’s response to Covid19.

Marriott International is a true giant of the hospitality world. Founded in 1927, it boasts an extraordinary portfolio of more than 7,500 properties globally across 30 high-profile brands, including the likes of JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton and W Hotels in the luxury sector, and Marriott, Sheraton and Renaissance in the premium category.

We regularly run stories about the Maryland-headquartered hotel company here on TOPHOTELNEWS, covering everything from its latest planning applications and openings to data-led features about its development slate and key projects. What’s more, we’ve been closely following how the group has navigated the Covid19 crisis throughout 2020 – and will continue to monitor its activity levels closely in 2021 and beyond.

Top five most-read Marriott stories of 2020

Without further ado, here are the five Marriott articles that attracted the most page views on our website in 2020:

1) Project of the Week: New W Sydney is set to impress
Our most-read Marriott story of the year was this exclusive preview of W Hotels’ new outpost in Sydney, which stands out in a crowded market thanks to its undulating form and organic, flowing shape.

2) Brand overview: Marriott planning 110 hotel projects globally
The rapid growth of the premium Marriott brand is the subject of this well-received article, drawing on detailed insights from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database.

3) Covid19 hotel development analysis: Marriott International
Back in May when businesses urgently needed trustworthy data about the pandemic’s impact, we responded with our in-depth ‘Covid19 hotel development analysis’ series, and this instalment focusing on Marriott proved extremely popular.

4) Q4 2020 Covid development update: Marriott International
As the implications of the coronavirus outbreak became clearer towards the end of the year, we decided to run our comprehensive ‘Q4 2020 Covid development update’ series looking at how development activity across the world’s top hotel groups changed on a month-by-month basis across 2020, and our Marriott instalment certainly got plenty of readers talking.

5) Covid19 impact roundup: How Marriott International has responded
Not long after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic, we published our ‘Covid19 impact roundup’ series examining how major hotel companies were reacting to the crisis both financially and in humanitarian terms, and this analysis of the key measures taken by Marriott turned out to be one of our most popular stories.

Click here to read our 2020 most-read stories series in full: Development continues despite pandemic | Marriott International | Hilton Worldwide | Accor | IHG | Hyatt Hotels Corporation | Radisson Hotel Group

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