Marriott International today announced strong growth of its Asia Pacific luxury portfolio with 13 new luxury properties projected to open in 2019.
Marriott International’s current portfolio of 130 luxury hotels across ten countries and territories in Asia Pacific is poised to grow in 2019 with new openings from JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, and The Luxury Collection. Additionally, Marriott International’s unified loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy, will offer more guests unique experiences in coveted destinations across the region.
“Asia Pacific’s luxury travel industry is one of the fastest-growing in the world, driven by markets like China and India. On top of this, global luxury travelers today are seeking more than just the opportunity to indulge, they want experiences that deliver personal meaning and significance,” said Peggy Fang Roe, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “In response, Marriott International continues to grow its footprint and experiential offerings in Asia Pacific, providing highly contextualized and carefully curated experiences, allowing luxury travelers to explore their passions and grow on a personal level,” Fang Roe continued.
The Ritz-Carlton continues its growth in Asia Pacific with four anticipated openings. The Ritz-Carlton, Perth, which is expected to open in October, will mark the brand’s return to Australia. The brand is also slated to bring its legendary service and style to key markets in in China and India with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an in June, The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing in October and The Ritz-Carlton, Pune in September.
One of the fastest growing luxury brands in Asia Pacific, JW Marriott continues its expansion by adding five new properties, including the newly opened JW Marriott Hotel Qufu and soon-to-open JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong in July. The Pudong property will be the first JW Marriott Marquis in Asia, and the third globally. The brand expects to also debut in the Maldives in August.
The Luxury Collection continues to make its mark, with the exciting debut of IRAPH SUI, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Okinawa, in January 2019 and two anticipated hotels in Nanning, China and Kolkata, India. St. Regis also debuted The St. Regis Hong Kong in April 2019. Designed by the award-winning André Fu, the brand’s timeless elegance is brought to life in a modern way through silhouettes representative of the city’s architectural and cultural diversity.
Apart from these openings, Marriott International aims to offer travellers new experiences ; Hosting The Stellar Dining Series for the second year in Asia Pacific. It is a rare and remarkable alignment of its Michelin starred chefs, mixologists and patissiers who will tour three of Asia Pacific’s gourmet cities in Tokyo, Kyoto and Guangzhou throughout September and October, Family by JW has been tailored in keeping with this philosophy to include three kid-friendly themes – creativity, activeness, and culture. Intended for children ages 5 to 12, the program consists of thoughtfully curated and creative adventures designed to leave all families feeling inspired and connected throughout their journey at JW Marriott, and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts’ new E-Butler Service.