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December 2019 News

Marriott Eyes Over 30 Luxury Hotel Openings Globally in 2020

Marriott International is looking to open a lot more than 30 luxury hotel properties around the world in 2020.

On Wednesday, the business announced that it has a lot more than 185 high class homes in its signed creation pipeline that will significantly expand its portfolio-which includes the The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, W Accommodations, THE BLISSFUL LUXURY Collection, EDITION, JW Marriott and Bvlgari brands-to greater than a dozen fresh countries and territories, incorporating areas like Iceland, Montenegro and the Philippines.

“Our plan to open more than 30 luxury properties in 2020—an average of about three exciting new hotels per month—speaks to the remarkable momentum that brands such as St. Regis, The Ritz-Carlton and EDITION have with affluent travelers, our Marriott Bonvoy members and hotel developers around the world,” said Tony Capuano, EVP and Global Chief Development Officer, Marriott International, said in a statement. “Each year, our luxury portfolio continues to grow in both quality and quantity in strategic destinations around the world.”

The iconic Ritz-Carlton brand recently celebrated the milestone opening of its 100th property with the debut of The Ritz-Carlton, Perth in Australia.

The luxury brand is expected to debut in Morocco in the year ahead as well as expand to places like Nikko, Japan and Mexico City.

In the meantime, St. Regis will expand to Cairo, Riviera Maya, Mexico (The St. Regis Kanai Resort) and Dubai in 2020.

Marriott’s W Hotels company is expected to get to Nashville, Philadelphia, Toronto, Chengdu, and Melbourne next season as the EDITION lifestyle brand is defined to debut found in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2020 following notable openings found in New York City and Los Angeles this season.

Rendering of the W Nashville
PHOTO: Rendering of the W Nashville. (photo courtesy of Marriott International)

2020 will also be an interval of rapid expansion for the JW Marriott company with planned openings found in Savannah, Georgia; Orlando and Anaheim, California and also Istanbul; Danang, Vietnam; Nara, Japan; Muscat, Oman and Monterrey, Mexico. Looking even more ahead, the luxury company is anticipating more than 115 hotels by 2022.

“Celebrating the distinct nature and individuality of our luxury brands, Marriott International offers a diverse variety of nuanced brand experiences that speak to the needs of the modern luxury traveler,” said Tina Edmundson, Global Brand Officer and Luxury Portfolio Leader, Marriott International, in a statement. “Across our luxury brands portfolio, we will continue to incubate innovation and apply fresh thinking, both at the brand level and across our individual hotels, as we seek to be future forward, push boundaries, and continue to raise the bar by creating new, unexpected and enriching guest experiences.”

Marriott is coming from an archive year of growth found in 2018 after signing operations and franchise agreements for 816 properties totaling 125,000 rooms.