Top News Marriott expands Thai portfolio By TTG Asia / Posted on 3 November, 2020 16:18 Marriott International has signed an agreement with Thai real estate group Asset World Corporation to add four new hotels under three brands across Bangkok and Pattaya in Thailand. The multi-property agreement features a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Thailand’s first JW Marriott Marquis hotel in Bangkok, and two Autograph Collection hotels, marking the debut of the Autograph Collection brand in the country. Marriott set to open three new hotels at Bangkok’s newly revamped Asiatique The Riverfront by 2027 Expected to open by 2024, The Asiatique Bangkok, Autograph Collection hotel will serve as the first Autograph Collection branded hotel in Thailand. Located at Asiatique The Riverfront, the 208-room hotel will showcase the unique ambiance of 19th century Thai-Chinese trade with restored furniture to mimic a former shophouse. Also targeted to open by 2024 is the Aquatique Pattaya, Autograph Collection hotel, which will weave together the local charm of a Thai fishing village, a steamboat wharf and the underwater world in the resort town at Aquatique The Beachfront Pattaya. Upon opening, the 306-room hotel will be set alongside the Pattaya Marriott Marquis Hotel and JW Marriott The Pattaya Beach Resort & Spa, both still under development. The remaining two hotels are targeted for a 2027 opening at Asiatique The Riverfront, set on the Chao Phraya River. The 124-key Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Bangkok is expected to serve as a private, ultra-luxury boutique urban resort; while the mindfulness-centric JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Asiatique Bangkok will feature over 1,000 rooms, functional meeting spaces, and a Spa by JW. Marriott International’s portfolio in Thailand encompasses 45 hotels and resorts currently in operation, including nine properties with Asset World Corporation.