Marriott Updates Caribbean News, Las Vegas

by Doug Gollan

Luxury travel is growing at a rate two times faster than overall international travel, and Marriott International is poised to capture a larger share of the market, according to Steve Heitzner, chief sales and marketing officer, the Americas, for the group. This year, the company will open 40 luxury properties worldwide.

Speaking to the media during ILTM North America, Heitzner said The Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Dorado, Puerto Rico will reopen Oct. 1, while St. Regis Bahia Beach opens its doors again in December.  The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan will be back online in 2019. W in Vieques, Marriott Frenchman’s Reef and The Ritz-Carlton in St. Thomas are yet to announce plans to reopen. W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal, a new resort, is set to open in November.

He also pointed to 2021 when Marriott will open a 3,200-room JW Marriott and 600 room edition hotel as part of The Drew Las Vegas, which is being built from what originally began as the Fontainbleau project. The complex will include a 160,000-square-foot casino, a 65,000-square-foot spa, a 3,600-seat theatre, plus 27 restaurants and bars, and five acres of pools.

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“Millennials have a different mindset than other demographics. It’s important that travel agents get into the conversation and promote the value they bring to the travel experience.” - Dan Durazo, Allianz Global Assistance

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