Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with nearly 6,000 properties in 120 countries and territories, has doubled its portfolio of luxury hotels through the recent merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Providing global travelers an unrivaled selection of diversified, high-end experiences in 61 countries, the Marriott International Luxury Brands group now includes the iconic St. Regis, The Luxury Collection and W Hotels brands, in addition to the company’s world-renowned hospitality hallmarks The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, EDITION and JW Marriott. The behemoth is scheduled to open nearly 30 luxury hotels in 2017 and has a total of 180 luxury hotels in its development pipeline, representing 20 new countries, from Icelandand Nepal to Cuba.
Multi-national and cross-generational, mobile and jet-setting, the dedicated traveler of Marriott International Luxury Brands will be comfortable moving across the company’s luxury brands portfolio for business and leisure. This global luxury tribe selects a hotel experience based on their trip purpose, heading to W South Beach for Art Basel Miami, The Ritz-Carlton, Abu Dhabi for Formula 1, The London EDITION for Fashion Week and The St. Regis New York for the United Nations General Assembly.
The Ritz-Carlton will continue to set the standard in luxury in 2017 with four scheduled openings, while EDITION will debut additional properties in Bangkok and Barcelona. JW Marriott will expand its presence in Asia with the opening of JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, and Luxury Collection is set to debut in nine destinations next year, including California’s Napa Valley, Singapore and Panama City.