Marriott International is on track to open 16 new resorts in Asia Pacific across seven brands in 10 countries and territories this year, giving travelers more choices when booking holidays, business events or special occasions. Marriott currently has 130 upper-upscale and luxury resorts in the Asia Pacific region in countries including China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand.
The new hotels range from tranquil resorts such as the beachfront Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa, which is the company’s first hotel in Sri Lanka, to The Ritz-Carlton Haikou, which presents travelers with a new experience as Ritz-Carlton’s first golf resort in China.
“This is an exciting year for Marriott International in the Asia Pacific region as we deliver innovative, new ways to cater to today’s and tomorrow’s travelers,” said Peggy Fang Roe, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Asia Pacific. “Our new openings demonstrate our promise to be where our guests want to be and provide them with everything they need to relax, recharge or celebrate a special milestone.”
These new properties will benefit from growing demand from Chinese travelers, who today are the world’s No. 1 source of outbound travelers. China National Tourism Administration estimates China’s travelers will take 700 million trips over the next five years. As incomes rise, China’s middle class is looking for higher quality products and travel experiences – such as stays at Marriott’s newest resorts. Earlier this year, Marriott launched a joint venture with Alibaba to help capture this growth by redefining their travel experience.
“Marriott International is proud to offer picture-perfect paradises for every occasion,” said Paul Foskey, Chief Development Officer, Marriott International Asia Pacific. “We continue to cater to its ever-expanding customer base by introducing new brands, exciting destinations and unique experiences to its resorts portfolio.”
Here are the new hotels the company is opening across the region: The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou, Shanhaitian Resort Sanya, Autograph Collection,Element Chungli,The Westin Milan Resort Marriott International debuted several new properties across South East Asia, including The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa , Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa, The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, and Renaissance Bali Ulutwatu Resort & Spa scheduled to open in November
This year, Marriott has expanded its presence in Japan’s scenic destinations with the openings of five Marriott resorts; Fuji Marriott Hotel Lake Yamanaka, Nanki Shirahama Marriott Hotel, Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel, Izu Marriott Hotel Shuzenji, Jeju Shinhwa World Marriott Resort & Spa