Marriott International has announced an agreement with Maverick International Private Limited — an associate of Maverick Hotels in the USA — to open a 300-room Marriott Hotel in, what is known as the heart of Pakistan, Lahore.
The hotel would be built on a 46,000 sq ft site in the new downtown area of Gulberg which will consist of 300 rooms including 40 suites.
It will also comprise of five food and beverage outlets with three specialty restaurants. A fitness center, spa and ultra-modern meeting facilities including a 1,161 square-meter ballroom, seven meeting rooms, and four boardrooms will be included in the hotel.
Alex Kyriakidis — President and Managing Director, Middle East & Africa Marriott International — while commenting on the agreement, said:
We are delighted to work with Maverick International to open the Lahore Marriott Hotel. We continue to see a demand for our brands in Pakistan and are excited to announce our third property in the country under our flagship brand, Marriott Hotels. The site is an ideal location for our first Marriott Hotel in Lahore as it offers a convenient location with outstanding accessibility to key commercial, cultural and historical attractions in the city.
The president and CEO of Maverick International Private Limited, Haroon Khawaja, is pleased to welcome Marriott Hotels brand to Lahore with open arms.
With a rapidly expanding portfolio of major hotels in US and Pakistan, Maverick International is excited at the opportunity of bringing a true internationally branded five-star hotel to the second largest city of Pakistan.