PepsiCo were selected as the beverage provider for the hotel’s international legacy brands as well as the Starwood brand.
“We are excited to expand our relationship with Marriott and look forward to extending our beverage offering to all of their properties in Australia and New Zealand,” said Danny Celoni, CEO, PepsiCo ANZ. “We offer such a diverse range of beverages and really offer something for every guest – from Pepsi Max, Australia’s number one no sugar cola, to Gatorade, for superior hydration.”
The new deal sees the FMCG giant support Marriott’s strategic growth priorities with its food and beverage design and content capabilities; cultural insights; culinary innovation and technology to improve hotel guests experience. The expanded agreement also targets several sustainability programs and aligns with Marriott’s loyalty program, so its members will gain access to PepsiCo’s global sports and entertainment events.
“We are thrilled for the opportunity to expand our 25+ year relationship with Marriott International and extend the work we do together to the entire portfolio of properties,” said Anne Fink, president, PepsiCo Global Foodservice.
“In addition to making our broad food and beverage portfolio accessible to Marriott’s 600 million guests across the globe each year, we are particularly excited to bring the best that PepsiCo has to offer … to provide the unique, elevated experiences that Marriott properties are known for.”
PepsiCo products available at Marriott hotels include Pepsi, Aquafina, LIFEWTR, Mountain Dew, bubly, Starbucks, Tropicana, Lipton Iced Tea and Gatorade. The hotel also offers some of its food brands including Quaker Oats and Frito-Lay snacks.
“Marriott has had an outstanding collaboration with PepsiCo since 1992, and it’s exciting to look to future opportunities as we expand this relationship to our brands globally,” said Ray Bennett, chief global officer, Global Operations at Marriott International. “In addition to PepsiCo’s breadth of products, we share a vision of operating responsibly and providing memorable customer experiences.”
PepsiCo, Marriott International partnership has spanned 4000 properties in North America and more than 850 hotels globally. The new deal will now extend to an additional 1500 hotels.