The FINANCIAL -- Marriott International has
opened its first hotel in Azerbaijan, the 243-room JW Marriott Absheron
Baku under a management agreement with Yeni Absheron Oteli LLC.
A stunning addition to Marriott International’s luxury JW Marriott global brand portfolio, the hotel overlooks Baku’s famed Azadliq Square and the Caspian Sea.
“We are thrilled to grow our luxury JW Marriott portfolio in Europe and to open world-class hotels such as the JW Marriott Absheron Baku,” said Amy McPherson, president and managing director for Marriott International in Europe. “A dynamic and cosmopolitan city, Baku is a destination on the rise, experiencing impressive growth and a cultural rebirth. With its beautiful natural surroundings, fascinating history and vibrant nightlife, Baku is the perfect location to showcase our JW Marriott brand in Eastern Europe. Baku is fast becoming a new European and International hotspot and we see great opportunity to expand our portfolio here.”
The JW Marriott brand is reserved for select luxury properties in key gateway cities and distinctive resort locations. According to Marriott International, these elegant hotels offer accomplished travelers a luxury travel experience with a distinct sense of place that appropriately reflects the genuine flavor of their surroundings.