Marriott Hotels signs fleet management contract with ING Car Lease

Leisure business Marriott Hotels has signed an exclusive fleet management contract with ING Car Lease.

Marriott has appointed the leasing firm to handle its contract hire, risk management, accident management and rental needs.

Marriott, which operates nearly 60 hotels in the UK and Ireland, runs a fleet of about 220 cars, with a handful of light commercial vehicles, which will also be covered by the new contract.

The fleet will be gradually transferred over to ING Car Lease when vehicles reach the end of their four-year contract hire cycle. All new vehicles will be operated on the same four-year term.

George Rose, company car co-ordinator at Marriott Hotels, said: “Previously, we dealt with different providers for risk management, rental and leasing, which was not very efficient. Being able to liaise with a single point of contact at ING to manage all of our needs is a real attraction.”

Hilary Martin, corporate account manager at ING Car Lease, said: “We are seeing a lot more businesses fully outsourcing the various elements of the fleet management function as a way of reducing costs and cutting out inefficiencies.”

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