Marriott grows luxury portfolio

More than 30 luxury properties are expected to enter Marriott International’s portfolio of luxury brands this year, adding to the hotel company’s existing count of more than 420 hotels and resorts across nearly 65 countries and territories.

In 2020, the Ritz-Carlton brand will debut in Morocco, expand its presence in Japan, China and Mexico, and work towards the inaugural voyage of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection expected in June 2020.

Marriott to add more than 30 properties to its luxury portfolio in 2020

Elsewhere, St Regis will make its foray into Cairo, and expand its resort portfolio with the opening of The St Regis Kanai Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, and open The St Regis Dubai, The Palm.

Lifestyle brand W Hotels will add properties in Philadelphia, Toronto, Chengdu, and Melbourne, and complete renovations in Washington DC, San Francisco and New York Union Square.

Meanwhile, more than half of W Hotels’ properties in North America, are undergoing or have completed multi-million-dollar renovations, including W Washington D. C. and W San Francisco, and most recently, W New York – Union Square.

The brand is also slated to debut in Italy with the planned openings of W Milan and W Rome.

The Edition brand, a collaboration between Marriott and boutique hotel creator Ian Schrager, is expected to debut in Iceland’s Reykjavik come 2020, with planned openings in Tokyo and Dubai as well.

The Luxury Collection anticipates openings in locations spanning the globe, including Nashville and Budapest, Hungary, as well as Hobart, Australia.

JW Marriott is spreading its reach globally, with several planned for the US, and one each in Istanbul; Danang, Vietnam; Nara, Japan; Muscat, Oman; and Monterrey, Mexico.

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