The Marriott hotel chain leaves Russia after 25 years…
(MENAFN) The Marriott hotel chain said it was leaving Russia after 25 years because Western bans made it “impossible” to continue working there.
The company closed its Moscow office and stopped investing in Russia 3 months ago after the attack on Ukraine.
Yet its 22 hotels in the country are owned by third-party groups and have remained in operation.
Marriott said the process for shutting down services in Russia was “complex”.
“We have come to the conclusion that the recently announced US, UK and European restrictions will make it impossible for Marriott to continue to operate or franchise hotels in the Russian market,” said a statement.
The company said it remains “focused on supporting our Russian-based associates” and has supported people in Ukraine and Russia to protect service with Marriott outside of war-affected countries.
He further affirmed “We continue to join our associates and millions of people around the world in wishing an end to the current violence and the beginning of a path towards peace”.
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