Marriott Hotels “Very Keen” on Opportunities in Iran

By John Lee.

The President and Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa at Marriott International has said his company is “very keen” to enter the Iranian market.

According to a report from Gulf News, Alex Kyriakidis (pictured) told a press conference in Abu Dhabi:

“Today, Marriott International, being a United States publicly-floated company, is precluded from doing business in Iran. Depending on what happens in the future and what agreements are reached between the United States and Iran, if the doors open legally to do business in Iran, we would be very keen to pursue that opportunity.”

Viceroy Hotel Group is also reported to be interested in the Iranian market, but it said it would prefer to see other hotels’ experience in that market first before launching a property there.


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