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TORONTO — Delta Hotels, part of Marriott International, has opened its first hotel in Europe.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Frankfurt Offenbach marks the European debut of the hotel brand. The opening is a significant landmark in the global rollout of the Delta Hotels portfolio, one of the company’s fastest growing brands.
Delta Hotels is a legend in the Canadian hospitality industry, founded by Bill Pattison in Richmond, B.C. in 1962.
In 2015 Marriott International Inc. bought the Delta hotel brand from B.C. Investment Management Corp. for $168 million. At that time there were 38 Delta hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada. These days Delta Hotels’ portfolio encompasses more than 50 properties, with a pipeline of over 30 signed projects in North America, Europe and Asia.
In addition to Frankfurt, the company recently added its first property in Shanghai – the new Delta Hotels by Marriott Shanghai Baoshan, which opened in January 2018 – and also plans to debut in Turkey this year.
The new Delta Hotels Frankfurt Offenbach, situated on the left bank of the Main River between Frankfurt city centre and Offenbach, has 223 guestrooms and suites and floor-to-ceiling.
“We are delighted to welcome Delta Hotels Frankfurt Offenbach into our portfolio and offer a quality accommodation option that reflects travellers desire for a simple, yet full-service premium hospitality experience,” said John Licence, Vice President Premium and Select Brands, Europe at Marriott International. “We provide travellers with a hotel experience that is effortless yet still comforting. Simply put, we strip out the superfluous, and concentrate on the getting the essentials right.”
Licence says the new property’s waterfront location and convenient transport links will appeal to the business and meetings market. The airport, Römerberg, Staedel Museum, and the boutiques of Goethestrasse are close by.
Rates for Delta Hotels Frankfurt Offenbach start from 110 euros per night.