Marriott International today announced an agreement with Lahore Regency Private Limited to open a 160-room Marriott Hotel in Multan.
Scheduled to open in 2023, Multan Marriott Hotel will be built on a three acres site at one of prime location in Multan. The hotel will contribute to the demand for hotels in Multan, which continues to grow as an attractive cultural and business destination in Pakistan.
In recent years, Multan has seen a rise in quality hotel demand. Aptly known as the City of Saints, it has become an attractive tourist destination due to its rich heritage. Much is to be discovered in the city from the abundance of sacred shrines and temples, to its remarkable architecture and wealth of delicacies. Multan is also regarded as an attractive business destination in the country, mainly due to its established textile and agro-based industry and its strategic location along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
“It is an exciting time for the tourism market in Pakistan and we are delighted to expand our presence in the country with our first hotel in the city of Multan,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “The government’s renewed focus into the sector provides us with a great opportunity to expand our footprint in the country and support its overall tourism vision.”
Welcoming the Marriott Hotels brand to Multan, Khurram Khawaja, Chief Executive and Managing Director of Lahore Regency Private Limited said that it is about time that the city opened its doors to an internationally branded five star hotel. “Lahore Regency is excited at the opportunity of introducing a world class hotel brand in Marriott Hotels, to one of the most popular business and tourist destinations. Given its attraction and strategic location in Pakistan, this hotel will surely raise the bar of hospitality standards and practices in the city.”
The Multan Marriott Hotel will feature 160 well-appointed guestrooms, including 15 suites. The property will offer a diverse range of food and beverage outlets including a specialized Chinese restaurant, a pizzeria, a rooftop lounge and an all-day dining outlet. Other facilities at the hotel include a rooftop swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a relaxing and sensual spa. The hotel will also be equipped with nine meeting and event spaces including a ballroom which will seat over 1700 people.
Marriott International currently operates two hotels totaling over 500 rooms in Pakistan – Islamabad Marriott Hotel and Karachi Marriott Hotel. The hospitality group will open two new hotels by 2022 in addition to the Multan Marriott Hotel.
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