BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International Inc. has big plans for 2018 as it has announced it will open approximately 40 luxury hotels.
The new properties will fall under seven brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, Edition and JW Marriott.
“From former palaces in Venice and Vienna, to skyscrapers in Hong Kong and Dubai, to intimate, remote escapes in the Maldives and Mexico, the breadth of our portfolio is incomparable and allows us to surpass the expectations of our guests around the globe,” says Tina Edmundson, Global Brand officer, Marriott International.
The Ritz-Carlton brand is slated to debut six locations, including China’s Jiuzhaigou Valley, in 2018. Next year will also see renovations of key properties including The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin and The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul. A Ritz-Carlton Reserve property is also set to debut in Los Cabos, Mexico.
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, with 42 hotels in 21 countries, will complete renovations of The St. Regis Rome in 2018, as well as openings in destinations such as Cairo and Amman.
W Hotels will see the opening of a further eight hotels — marking a year of unprecedented growth for the brand — in locations ranging from Tel Aviv and Dubai to Brisbane and Panama City.
Edition will add seven new properties across three continents, growing the brand from four to 11 properties by the end of 2018.
The Luxury Collection is slated to debut 10 properties next year, including opening in Los Cabos, Savannah, Vail and Okinawa. JW Marriott will open properties in Nashville and the Maldives, and is investing in multi-million-dollar renovations in more than half of its properties, including JW Marriott Bangkok and Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel.