Marriott International has announced it will open nearly 40 luxury hotels in 2018 across eight luxury brands including The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, EDITION and JW Marriott.
“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,” said Tina Edmundson, Global Brand Officer, Marriott International.
Here’s an update on what the global hotel chain will achieve in the new year:
The Ritz-Carlton will offer six exciting new locations in 2018, including China’s historical city Nanjing. The new year will also see renovations of key properties including The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin and The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul.
St. Regis Hotels and Resorts
St. Regis Hotels and Resorts 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.
Next year, W Hotels will also introduce eight new brands to its portfolio, ranging from Tel Aviv and Dubai to Brisbane and Panama City.
With seven new properties scheduled to launch across three continents, and many more in the pipeline, 2018 will see the EDITION brand growth from a collection of four to eleven properties by the end of the year.
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 launch its first outpost in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi, whilst EDITION’s plans to increase its US presence with two properties located in New York’s Times Square and West Hollywood.
The Luxury Collection
The Luxury Collection is set to debut 10 properties next year in captivating locations that span the globe, including Los Cabos, Savannah, Vail and Okinawa.
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 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.