From International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Cannes, Marriott International, Inc. today announced plans to introduce more than 35 luxury hotels by 2023, delivering the unique and meaningful experiences today’s luxury traveler desires. With an unrivaled portfolio of luxury brands including The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, JW Marriott and Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International continues to push boundaries, reinventing travel. with a globally inspired perspective that defines the future of luxury. With an unparalleled footprint of nearly 500 luxury hotels and resorts in 68 countries and territories today, Marriott International is poised to further its position as a global leader in luxury hospitality with more than 200 luxury properties in the development pipeline. From Kenya to Singapore and Japan to Mexico, more than 35 new hotels are scheduled to open next year in emerging and sought-after destinations around the world.
The great reinvention of luxury
The world has experienced a seismic cultural shift following the events of recent years, according to a study exploring the impact on the values and aspirations that matter most to guests, conducted in collaboration with creative agency Team One. “We look for the great reinventors, people who perceive crises as moments of opportunity to rethink their lives and reimagine the world around them. Our collective mindset has shifted from viewing travel as a luxury product to an activity vital to overall well-being,” said Tina Edmundson, global brand and marketing director, Marriott International. “More than ever before, our guests are prioritizing more meaningful travel and time spent with loved ones, seeking experiences that reflect their personal values and enhance their overall quality of life.”
“Whether it’s a focus on fostering closer relationships, a desire to be more present or finding ways to make a positive impact, across all of our luxury brands we are evolving to allow our guests to focus on what they believe is most important,” said Chris Gabaldon. Marriott International’s senior vice president of luxury brands. “As we grow our portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts in some of the most iconic and compelling destinations globally, our expanding footprint enables us to deliver transformative experiences that lead to a renewed sense of purpose and enhanced mental and physical well-being for the modern luxury traveler.”
The Ritz-Carlton leads through innovation as it pursues global growth Al
showcasing a new contemporary aesthetic and the legendary service of the renowned brand, The Ritz-Carlton continues to lead through innovation as it carefully builds its portfolio in the world’s most exciting destinations. In 2022, the iconic brand drove the global buzz with debuts in New York’s NoMad neighborhood and Amman, as well as celebrating the launch of Evrima, the first yacht in The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. In the coming year, the brand expects to open two new hotels in North America, including its first property in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States with The Ritz-Carlton, Portland, and The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley, The Palmeraie in the coveted Scottsdale area of Arizona. Located above the city’s skyline, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne is set to increase the brand’s presence in Australia next year, while The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka is expected to deliver a new offering in the business district of this southwestern Japanese city . Ritz-Carlton Reserve anticipates expanding its exclusive portfolio in 2023 with Rissai Valley, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve near China’s historic Jiuzhaigou Valley, and Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve located off the west coast of Saudi Arabia and part of Red Saudi Arabia. sea project.
St. Louis St. Regis celebrates its avant-garde spirit in attractive new destinations
St. Louis St. Regis continues to cement its position as a global luxury icon by bringing its avant-garde spirit, signature glamour and celebrated rituals to some of the world’s most desirable destinations. Highlighting the commitment to grow its portfolio of resorts, in 2023 the brand expects to introduce The St. Regis Resort. St. Regis Kanai Resort, an enchanting retreat located on a 620-acre nature reserve along Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula with ocean views from every room. In the coming year, St. Louis The St. Regis also plans to expand its presence in North America with The St. Regis St. Regis. The St. Regis Chicago, an exquisite architectural marvel imagined by Jeanne Gang Studio. The iconic brand is also set to bring its acclaimed butler service and historic legacy to Belgrade and is expected to open its first two properties in Saudi Arabia by opening a hotel in Riyadh.and a resort located on its own private island within the Red Sea project. Last year also marked the openings of St. Louis. Regis in Qatar, India, Kuwait and Indonesia.
W Hotels continues to push boundaries and expand into iconic destinations
In 2022, W Hotels introduced an evolved lens on its modest approach to luxury and is poised to infuse subtle sophistication into each of its 67 hotels worldwide. W pushes the boundaries of elevated design, regionally inspired programming and its iconic “Whatever/Whenever” service, which has been refined for the next generation of travelers. With the opening of W Algarve, high atop the spectacular cliffs of southern Portugal, and W Costa Navarino- located along the sandy shores of Greece-the brand debuted in two coveted locations in 2022, providing a glimpse of W’s new vision. This year also brought further growth in the Middle East with the addition of W Dubai – Mina Seyahi, soaring 31 stories above the Arabian Gulf, and in Canada with W Toronto, which nods to the city’s rich musical heritage with Canada’s first W Sound Suite. – the brand’s signature recording studio experience – and celebrates Toronto’s historic arts scene, cultural diversity and legacy of inclusivity. Looking ahead to 2023, W Hotels anticipates debuting in Prague, Budapest, Edinburgh, Sydney, Macau and Milan. Also scheduled for late next year, W New York – Union Square and W Hollywood are expected to emerge newly transformed, embodying the completely revamped W experience.
EDITION’s rapid expansion continues in major destinations
EDITION, a unique luxury collection of individualized hotels considered the next chapter in the history of lifestyle hotels, expanded to Madrid and Tampa in 2022. Known for sophisticated design, a curated taste of place and modern service, EDITION Hotels is rapidly expanding internationally in 2023 with new openings planned in several regions, including the brand’s first properties in Italy, Mexico and Southeast Asia. With 15 hotels currently in the global portfolio, EDITION is projected to grow its personal and intimate hospitality experience to 21 destinations in total by the end of 2023, with openings planned for next year including Rome, Riviera Maya at Kanai, Tokyo, Ginza, Singapore, Jeddah and Doha.
The Luxury Collection brings transformative experiences and authenticity rooted in the destination.
The Luxury Collection’s growing suite of more than 120 hotels worldwide offers the promise of authentic experiences that are highly immersive and deeply reflective of the destination. In 2022, the brand showcased elevated palatial interiors and world-class epicurean delights in Madrid with the opening of Santo Mauro, brought luxurious coastal charm to the idyllic Greek island of Paros through Cosme and made its debut in Australia with the opening of The Tasman. in Hobart, a coastal city full of rich history. With each hotel serving as a portal to the destination’s unique charms, The Luxury Collection anticipates debut properties next year in fascinating locations around the world, including Turkey, Barbados, Japan, Mexico and Tbilisi, Georgia.
JW Marriott Celebrates Guests through Wellness Experiences and Exceptional Service
Inspired by its legendary namesake and offering experiences that encourage guests to be fully present, JW Marriott caters to sophisticated, mindful travelers seeking balance in mind, body and spirit. In 2022, the brand celebrated openings in captivating destinations such as São Paulo, Changsha, Istanbul, Bangalore and Frankfurt, marking the brand’s debut in Germany. In the coming year, JW Marriott anticipates continuing to bring its signature style of warm, authentic service to established and emerging destinations with planned openings from Madrid to Jeju Island, South Korea and Dallas to Xi’an and Berlin. The brand is also set to enter the luxury safari segment in 2023 with the expected opening of JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge in Kenya.