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Published on Thursday, September 23, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, Marriott International, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with Saxum Group to develop the first Fairfield by Marriott and second Residence Inn by Marriott in Costa Rica, growing its portfolio to 17 hotels in this sought-after market. The new properties will feature 125 and 117 rooms respectively.

"We are proud to work with Saxum Group to bring the Fairfield by Marriott brand to Costa Rica and add the Residence Inn by Marriott to enhance the hospitality offering in the greater metropolitan area (GMA) of San José," Pablo Botero, Marriott International's Senior Director of Development for Central America and the Caribbean said. “The continued expansion of the GMA has become a draw for international companies seeking strategic developments in the country, and we are excited to be part of this expansion.”

According to the firm, Costa Rica has long been a hub for business in the region and continues to be one of the most attractive Latin American countries in which to do business. "The destination is ranked by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as number one for innovation in Latin America and a sought-after market for direct foreign investment," they said in their statement.

Residence Inn Alajuela will be located in Coyol Canton, Alajuela Province with easy access to the Juan Santamaría International Airport. Situated near Q-ALMA, a modern residential highrise of 13 floors, and the only vertical housing development in the area, the hotel will elevate the hospitality offering in this up-and-coming neighborhood.

Featuring 117 of the brand’s suites designed for distinct living, working, and sleeping, travelers can maximize their time with fully equipped kitchens in each suite, grocery delivery service, 24/7 grab-and-go markets and complimentary breakfasts.

Fairfield by Marriott San José in Curridabat Canton is slated to have 125 rooms featuring the brand’s contemporary, uplifting design. This property will be located in Guayabos District.

Marriott encompasses a portfolio of roughly 7,800 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 138 countries and territories.

What other U.S. brand hotel should open operations in Costa Rica? We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com


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