Expanding its reach in the Asia Pacific market, US hospitality-major Marriott has announced that it expects to open 14 additional luxury properties in the region by the end of 2023. The planned additions highlight the strategic growth of Marriott International‘s luxury hotel portfolio in the Asia Pacific region, where it currently operates 156 luxury properties.
Across 13 countries and regions in Asia Pacific, Marriott International’s portfolio of luxury brands continue to expand in markets like Tokyo and Melbourne, and is ready to expand further in emerging destinations such as Jeju and Jiuzhaigou. With a collection of popular brands such as The Ritz-Carlton, St Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, JW Marriott and Bulgari, the company is set to meet the increasing demand of exceptional luxury travel experiences from all around the world.
“Today’s luxury traveler is looking for authentic experiences that are personalised, thoughtful and uniquely meaningful,” said Bart Buiring, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Asia Pacific, Marriott International talking about the expansion. “Our current portfolio of highly distinctive brands is well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of travelers, and these expected additions reflect our optimism for the future of luxury travel.”
Ritz-Carlton: The Ritz – Carlton is expanding further in Japan with the expected opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka in 2023. In Australia, the anticipated opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne is in early 2023. Ritz-Carlton Reserve anticipates debuting its fourth rare estate in Asia Pacific in the historic Chinese valley of Jiuzhaigou next year.
St Regis: Following the opening of The St Regis Qingdao in 2021, St Regis is slated to debut in Goa with a 49-acre beachfront setting. The St Regis in Jakarta, Indonesia is expected to open later this year.
W Hotels: W Hotels is slated to expand in Macau in 2023. The brand will also get its third hotel in Australia with the opening of W Sydney at ‘The Ribbon’ in Darling Harbour in 2023.
JW Marriott: Following the openings of JW Marriott Bengaluru Prestige Golfshire Resort & Spa and JW Marriott Hotel Changsha earlier this year, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites is anticipated to welcome guests by the end of 2022. Other openings are JW Marriott Jeju Resort & Spa in South Korea along with JW Marriott Goa Vagator and JW Marriott Hotel Xi’an.
EDITION: Toranomon, EDITION is slated to expand its footprint in 2023 with a second location in Japan, The Tokyo EDITION, Ginza. The other highly anticipated property also expected to launch in 2023 is the brand’s first in Southeast Asia, The Singapore EDITION.
Bulgari Hotels & Resorts: Travellers to Tokyo will soon be able to experience the glamor and heritage of Italian brand Bulgari with the planned opening and debut of the Bulgari brand in Japan in Tokyo in 2023. The new hotel is slated to feature 98 luxurious guestrooms including a lavish Bulgari Suite.