Marriott International plans to open 30 new hotels across its luxury brands next year, with planned openings from Tokyo to Mexico City and Reykjavik to Melbourne. The brand will also work towards the inaugural voyage of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, which is expected to take place in June 2020.
In the coming year, Ritz-Carlton plans to open properties in Mexico City; Nanjing, China; and Nikko, Japan; plus, it will complete the extensive renovations of its South Beach hotel. The brand will enter Morocco for the first time, with the planned opening of The Ritz-Carlton Rabat, Dar es Salam in the country’s capital; while The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley is slated to grow the brand’s resort portfolio in Scottsdale, Arizona.
For St. Regis, the year ahead expects to introduce St. Regis to Cairo and expand its resort portfolio with the anticipated opening of The St. Regis Kanai Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm is also slated to open in 2020.
As Marriott looks to reinvigorate the W Hotels brand, multimillion-dollar renovations are underway at more than half of its properties in North America, including W San Francisco and W New York – Union Square. Major openings for 2020 include Nashville, Philadelphia, Toronto, Chengdu, and Melbourne. The brand is also slated to debut in Italy with the planned openings of W Milan and W Rome.
Lifestyle brand EDITION, Marriott’s partnership with hotelier Ian Schrager, will add properties in Reykjavik, Tokyo, and Dubai.
The Luxury Collection has planned openings in Nashville and Budapest, Hungary; as well as Hobart, Australia.
JW Marriott is expected to reach more than 115 hotels by 2022. Next year, in particular, will be a period of rapid growth for the brand, with planned U.S. openings in Savannah, Orlando, and Anaheim. In addition, new properties in global destinations will range from Istanbul and Da Nang, Vietnam; to Nara, Japan; Muscat, Oman; and Monterrey, Mexico.
Next year is just the beginning of a big growth for Marriott’s luxury portfolio, with more than 185 luxury properties in its signed development pipeline that could add more than 15 new countries and territories. As it looks toward the future of luxury hospitality, Marriott said it collaborated with a team of trend forecasters and found the rise of what they call “The Purposeful Luxurian,” a new breed of traveler who is more progressive, proactive, and looking to affect positive change. The brand is responding to the evolving global luxury economy by creating what it calls real, rare, and personal experiences.