Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) and South Beach  Consortium Pte. Ltd. (a joint venture between City Developments Limited (CDL) and IOI Properties Group Berhad) today announced that The South Beach hotel, a 634-room luxury property designed by the renowned Philippe Starck, located on Beach Road and adjacent to Suntec Singapore Convention; Exhibition Centre, will become JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach.

In addition, Ian Schrager together with Marriott and Granmil Holdings Pte. Ltd. (a joint  venture by Hong Leong Holdings, CDL and Lea Investments) also announced the introduction of The Singapore EDITION, the first to the city. The 8-storey boutique hotel, with 190 rooms, will be located on the former Boulevard Hotel site on Orchard Boulevard and Cuscaden Road. The property will  mark the fifth city in the Asia Pacific

“Singapore is one of the most important business and travel hubs in Asia Pacific and the world. We are very excited to enhance our luxury hotel portfolio and bring more options to this vibrant city,” Craig S. Smith, Asia Pacific President and Managing Director of Marriott International, said at today’s signing ceremony. “We are also glad to have the perfect partners for these two unique hotel projects and to expand two of our most prestigious and distinctive brands, JW Marriott and EDITION, to Singapore.”

Mr. Kwek Leng Beng, Executive Chairman of Hong Leong Group and CDL said, “We have a vision and an established history of bringing creativity to Singapore’s hospitality market. With that in mind, we are thrilled to combine a design masterpiece like The South Beach hotel with Marriott’s global operational expertise, and join forces with them to introduce EDITION, another world renowned design hotel brand to this city. We look forward to these two new exciting developments in Singapore that will cater to the discerning traveler.”

“The journey Marriott and I embarked on several years ago to shake up the sterile luxury hotel concept has been both exciting and illuminating. I cannot wait to welcome the Singapore project to the expanding global presence of the EDITION lifestyle brand and to work alongside Mr. Kwek Leng Beng,” shared Ian Schrager, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ian Schrager Company.

JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach is set to become an iconic lifestyle destination in the heart of Singapore. Located in close proximity to the Marina Bay entertainment and business districts, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach will be a perfect option for corporate and leisure travelers alike.

EDITION’s expansion in Asia continues with the first project in Singapore, due to open its 190 rooms to the public in 2019.

The hotel will boast an enviable location in the famous Orchard district, right in the heart of the city, which offers an array of shopping and entertainment options, ranging from luxury malls to unique local finds.