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Marriott to open Residence Inn by Marriott and Fairfield by Marriott in Costa Rica

Marriott has announced that it will open its second Residence Inn by Marriott and first Fairfield by Marriott Hotel in Costa Rica, growing its portfolio to 17 hotels in this sought after market.

Known for adventure and leisure tourism, Costa Rica has long been a hub for business in the region and continues to be one of the most attractive Latin American countries in which to do business. The destination is ranked by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as number one for innovation in Latin America and a sought-after market for direct foreign investment.

Residence Inn Alajuela will be located in Coyol de Alajuela, known as the country’s new logistics hub with easy access to San Jose International airport. Situated near QALMA, the hotel will be a modern residental highrise of 13 floors and the only vertical housing development in the area. The property will feature 117 spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens in each of them. Grocery Delivery Service, 24/7 grab-and-go markets and complimentary breakfasts will be available at the hotel.

Pablo Botero, Senior Director of Development for Central America and the Caribbean, Marriott International, said:

We are proud to work with Saxum Group to bring the Fairfield by Marriott brand to Costa Rica and add the Residence Inn by Marriott to enhance the hospitality offering in the greater metropolitan area (GMA) of San Jose. The continued expansion of the GMA has become a draw for international companies seeking strategic developments in the country, and we are excited to be part of this expansion.

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Fairfield by Marriott San Jose Curridabat is slated to have 125 rooms featuring the brand’s contemporary, uplifting design. This property will be located in Guayabos de Curridabat, a growing business cluster east of San Jose.

Rodrigo Quirós Carballo, President of Saxum Group (who will develop the hotels), said:

We are thrilled to collaborate with Marriott International on this important project. Together we hope to change the current landscape of Curridabat and Coyol and will also attract new development investments to the country.

Meanwhile, Marriott recently announced the opening of W Philadelphia; JW Marriott Charlotte; Fairfield by Marriott South Binh Duong (Fairfield’s debut in Vietnam); Aloft Osaka Dojima (Marriott’s 70th hotel in Japan); Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Budapest; Residence Inn by Marriott, Bogotá; The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands; The Ritz-Carlton, Turks and Caicos; The St. Regis, Bermuda; The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm; Moxy, Bordeaux; Moxy, Bergen; Delta Hotels by Marriott Riviera Nayarit, an all-inclusive resort; W Changsha; Fairfield by Marriott Goa Benaulim; Domes of Corfu, Autograph Collection; AC Hotel Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Delta Hotels by Marriott Santa Clara Silicon Valley and Renaissance Bordeaux. The American hospitality chain has also announced plans to bring its Moxy brand to Sydney, Australia and to Nepal in addition to W Florence. Marriott has announced plans to open 10 Hotels and Resorts in Turkey by the end of 2022.

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