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BETHESDA — You can expect to see a lot more of Marriott this year as it is projecting to open more than 30 luxury properties.
The new hotels will further the company’s global perspective on luxury travel with its eight distinct luxury brands: The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, JW Marriott and Bulgari.
All in all, Marriott International is poised to expand its luxury footprint with more than 200 properties in the development pipeline, representing 20 new countries for the company’s luxury portfolio, from Sri Lanka to Bermuda and Morocco to Kenya.
“Our eight unique luxury brands provide distinct experiences that appeal to different types of luxury travelers, no matter if your priority is residing at the best address in town, completely immersing yourself in your destination, or prioritizing your wellbeing,” said Tina Edmundson, Global Brand Officer and Luxury Portfolio Leader, Marriott International. “From the world’s most iconic destinations to the ultimate undiscovered gems, we are focused on elevating travel with highly contextualized, nuanced brand experiences that signal the future of luxury by allowing our guests to indulge their passions while sparking personal growth.”
With six openings anticipated in the year ahead, the iconic luxury brand also expects to celebrate the opening of its 100th property. The brand is expected to make its return to Australia with the debut of The Ritz-Carlton, Perth and is slated to grow in China with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an. Also, The Ritz-Carlton Rabat, Dar es Salam is set to offer an oasis in Morocco, while The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City will also create buzz in the country’s capital. The brand also expects to see the completion of a major renovation of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, and continues to work towards the inaugural voyage of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection in February 2020.
St. Regis recently celebrated the renovation of The St. Regis Rome along with the opening of The St. Regis Zhuhai. In the coming year, it will debut the St. Regis Hong Kong and The St. Regis Venice. Finally, it is also expecting to bring its modern glamour to Cairo.
In 2018 the W brand saw openings in Brisbane, Amman and Costa Rica. This year, it will open eight hotels in destinations like Aspen, Ibiza, Muscat and Melbourne, while renovations are set to take place at properties like W Washington D.C. and W San Francisco.
In 2018 the EDITION brand doubled its footprint, growing from four properties to eight with openings in Shanghai, Bodrum, Barcelona and Abu Dhabi. Next up, the brand will see the opening of hotels in New York City’s Times Square and West Hollywood (coming in Q2 2019).
The Luxury Collection
In 2018, the brand made its debut in Savannah with the opening of Perry Lane, expanded its footprint in Paris through Hôtel de Berri, and brought distinct resort design to Los Cabos with Solaz. It anticipates debuting nine properties this year in Okinawa, Cesme, Buckinghamshire and Budapest.
This year, the brand will bring its distinct style to emerging destinations like the Maldives, Shanghai and Savannah, GA. It currently comprises 84 hotels and resorts in nearly 30 countries and territories, and recently celebrated the opening of JW Marriott Nashville.