JW Marriott, Ritz to China

BEIJING -- Marriott International said it will introduce its luxury Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott brands in Beijing in 2007 under a management agreement with Beijing Guohua Real Estate Co.

Located on the eastern edge of the city's central business district on Changan Avenue, the 320-room Ritz-Carlton, Beijing and the 591-room JW Marriott Hotel Beijing will be part of a large, mixed-use complex that will include eight residential towers, office space, retail shops and a park and sports center.

Construction on both hotels is expected to start later this year.

In Beijing, Marriott International operates the 155-room Beijing Marriott West, the 212-room Renaissance Beijing Hotel and the 293-room New World Courtyard Beijing. In China and Hong Kong, Marriott International operates 34 hotels across all of its brands.

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