Marriott International has announced that it will open 14 new luxury hotels and resorts in Asia-Pacific by the end of 2023. These 14 properties will fall under Marriott’s collection of luxury brands such as The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, JW Marriott, and Bulgari. Marriott currently operates 156 luxury properties in Asia-Pacific region.
The Ritz-Carlton arrived in the Maldives in 2021 with a bang and the brand is continuing to expand its portfolio in the Asia-Pacific region. The inimitable style and luxury of the brand is set to expand further in Japan with the expected opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka in 2023. In Australia, the anticipated opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne in early 2023 will offer guests sweeping panoramic views above the city skyline, along with the brand’s acclaimed culinary offerings. Ritz-Carlton Reserve anticipates debuting its fourth rare estate in Asia Pacific in the historic Chinese valley of Jiuzhaigou next year, inviting visitors to immerse in the history, culture, and natural beauty of its mountain valley home.
Upcoming openings in major cities across the region will bring the glamourous spirit, signature rituals and immersive experiences of St. Regis to travelers in new destinations. Following the opening of The St. Regis Qingdao in 2021, St. Regis is slated to debut in Goa with a breathtaking 49-acre beachfront setting, introducing the timeless traditions and avant-garde style of the brand to the next generation of guests. St. Regis Goa Resort will be India’s second St. Regis, as reported earlier by IH Aviation and Travel, after St. Regis Mumbai. Modern connoisseurs in Indonesia will soon be able to experience the St. Regis philosophy of “Live Exquisite” with the opening of The St. Regis Jakarta expected later this year.
W Hotels is slated to expand its playful, destination-led culture to Macau in 2023 with its vibrant energy and thoughtful design. The socially forward brand also expects to celebrate its third hotel in Australia with the opening of W Sydney at “The Ribbon” in Darling Harbour in 2023, bringing W’s signature always-on programming to the dynamic Australian city.
Inspired by the principles of mindfulness and holistic wellbeing, an anticipated four new JW Marriott hotels across the region are set to deliver uplifting experiences as well as an environment that encourages guests to be fully present. 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, joining its sister property, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa. Expected to also open in 2022, JW Marriott Jeju Resort & Spa aims to cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers who seek a balance in mind, body, and spirit when they visit South Korea’s popular holiday island with its stunning UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites. Meanwhil, JW Marriott Goa Vagator and JW Marriott Hotel Xi’an are slated to open in 2023.
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With an unexpected and refreshing collection of individualized, customized, and one-of-a-kind hotels already open in Sanya, Shanghai, and Tokyo, 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. Both hotels will set a new standard of modern luxury, combining the personal, intimate, and individual experience the EDITION brand is known for with an unparalleled level of sophistication, originality, and design along with the best of dining and entertainment.
The Luxury Collection
The Luxury Collection offers a portfolio of unique and legendary hotels that are true representations of their destination. The brand recently expanded its presence in India with the opening of ITC Narmada, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Ahmedabad. Opened in 2022, the hotel is architecturally informed by the traditional designs of the Gujarat region and celebrates guests as storytellers, collectors, and explorers when they visit this fascinating city.
Bulgari Hotels and Resorts
Travelers to Tokyo will soon be able to experience the glamor and timeless heritage of Italian brand Bulgari with the planned opening of Bulgari Hotel Tokyo in 2023 in a new ultra-skyscraper near Tokyo Station. The new hotel is slated to feature 98 luxurious guestrooms including a lavish Bulgari Suite and will also offer the brand’s renowned dining venues such as il Ristorante Niko Romito and Hoseki Restaurant.
Today’s luxury traveler is looking for authentic experiences that are personalized, thoughtful and uniquely meaningful. 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.said Bart Buiring, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer – Asia Pacific, Marriott International.
Featured image of The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Jiuzhaigou by Marriott
Both the other images by Marriott
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