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Go where the growth is, and Marriott is a strong brand in the Asian countries.

Marriott International plans to more than double the number of its properties in Asia in the next four years, expecting to add 143 hotels to its 132 properties in Asia for a total of more than 80,000 rooms in 16 countries. The company said its Asian workforce should grow by 36,000 people to a total of 76,000 by 2016.

Marriott has 127 hotels open or under development in China and said it expects to open an average of one property per month over the next five years. In India, the company said it expects to grow from 15 hotels to more than 50 in the next few years.

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