AC Hotels by Marriott brand heading to Malaysia

(L-R) Craig Smith, President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Marriott International; Mark Yeoh, Executive Director of YTL Hotels; and Rajeev Menon, Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China) at Marriott International.

Marriott’s AC Hotels brand is heading to Malaysia for the first time after an agreement signed between YTL Hotels and Marriott International.

The AC Hotels by Marriott brand will be exclusive to YTL Hotels for the whole of Malaysia.

“The 24-year long relationship we enjoy with Marriott International has yielded many valuable opportunities and successful partnerships for YTL Hotels globally,” said Mark Yeoh, executive director of YTL Hotels.

“We currently operate 12 Marriott International properties in our portfolio of 36 hospitality assets and the figure continues to grow steadily. We are very excited to be the first in Malaysia to bring in AC Hotels by Marriott and we look forward to be in the forefront of developing this urban lifestyle brand throughout Malaysia.”

Craig S. Smith, president and managing director, Asia Pacific at Marriott International, said the two companies have enjoyed a very successful and strategic partnership over many years.

“We are honored to be collaborating once again to bring the AC Hotels by Marriott brand into Malaysia,” he said.