Marriott International, Inc. is set to open nearly 40 hotels in 2018 across its eight distinct luxury brands—The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, EDITION and JW Marriott.
In addition, Marriott will be expanding its luxury footprint yet further with 200 hotels in the development pipeline, representing 25 new countries, from Iceland and Nepal to Cuba and the Philippines.
“From former palaces in Venice and Vienna, to skyscrapers in Hong Kong and Dubai, to intimate, remote escapes in the Maldives and Mexico, the breadth of our portfolio is incomparable and allows us to surpass the expectations of our guests around the globe,” said Tina Edmundson, Global Brand Officer, Marriott International. “We see luxury as a launch pad for self-actualization, with bucket lists evolving from where you want to go to who you can be. With data showing a global shift in perception around luxury, we are uniquely positioned to provide personalized and truly differentiated experiences that resonate with this next-generation jetsetter.”
The Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Openings & Renos in 2018
The Ritz-Carlton brand currently has 94 hotels in 31 countries. It recently celebrated the opening of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de La Paix, Geneva and in 2018 is slated to debut six locations, including China’s scenic Jiuzhaigou Valley. 2018 will also see renovations of key properties including The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin and The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul. With three Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties open, the debut of Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Los Cabos, will further define the brand’s ability to create a culturally immersive experience.
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, with 42 hotels in 21 countries today, is scheduled to celebrate the renovation of The St. Regis Rome in 2018, as well as openings in destinations such as Cairo and Amman. This follows recent debuts, including The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan and The St. Regis Astana.
Luxury Rebel W Hotels Spins Explosive Global Footprint
The W Hotels brand is scheduled to reach 75 hotels by 2020. The lifestyle brand opened two properties in 2017: W Shanghai – The Bund and W Bellevue (Washington). In 2018, eight more hotels are slated to open in destinations ranging from Tel Aviv and Dubai to Brisbane and Panama City.
Edition Adding 20 Properties by 2020
Created through a partnership between boutique hotel creator and innovator Ian Schrager and Marriott International, the EDITION brand is slated to grow from four to 11 properties by the end of 2018. Following The Sanya EDITION’s launch in December 2016, EDITION’s Asian presence is scheduled to expand with two additional properties launching in Shanghai and Bangkok in 2018. In addition, the brand’s second and third European hotels are set for launch in Bodrum and Barcelona. EDITION will open its first outpost in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi, Its U.S. presence will be expanded with the additon of two properties located in New York’s Times Square and West Hollywood.
Growing Global Portfolio for The Luxury Collection
The Luxury Collection is a rapidly growing ensemble of 102 hotels in more than 30 countries around the world. Its portfolio ranges from properties in the heart of iconic wine regions to city landmarks in Paris and Milan to historic masterpieces such Cristallo, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa nestled in the Italian Dolomites. The brand is set to debut 10 properties next year in locations that span the globe, including Los Cabos, Savannah, Vail and Okinawa.
JW Marriott Expands Global Footprint
With 79 hotels and resorts today in nearly 30 countries, including the recent openings of JW Marriott properties in Vancouver, Jaipur and Phu Quoc, an island oasis off the coast of Vietnam, the JW Marriott brand is looking forward to yet another milestone year with openings slated for 2018 in Nashville and the Maldives. JW Marriott will also continue to reinforce and revitalize its global portfolio with multi-million dollar renovations in more than half of its properties, including JW Marriott Bangkok and Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel.