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December 13, 2021
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Marriott International has announced it expects to debut more than 30 luxury hotels in 2022, creating enriching experiences that luxury travellers crave with its portfolio of luxury brands.

The annnoucement came at the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in Cannes, France.

Through the hospitality hallmarks of The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W, The Luxury Collection, Edition, JW Marriott and Bvlgari, Marriott International continues to elevate travel, creating contextualised, distinct brand experiences that signal the future of luxury.

With a network of more than 460 luxury hotels and resorts in 68 countries and territories, Marriott International is poised to expand its luxury footprint with nearly 190 properties in the development pipeline, including the 30 hotels expected to open in 2022, in destinations from Mexico to Portugal and Australia to South Korea.

Marriott International Senior Vice President-Luxury Brands Chris Gabaldon said: “Our guests are seeking deeper, more immersive experiences that allow them to indulge in global exploration while sparking personal regeneration.'

A global luxury trends study conducted in collaboration with creative agency Team One revealed that today’s affluent travellers are shifting from a ‘box checking’ mindset to a ‘travelling well’ mindset.

Gabaldon observed: “As people re-examine and re-prioritise what matters to them most, a shift that has accelerated over the past two years, we’re seeing a real embracing of deeper travel. Our guests are focusing more on where they travel and why they make the journey, seeking to foster a more meaningful connection to the destination as well as the people they meet.”

Marriott International is poised to meet this evolving set of aspirations, inviting people to view travel as a canvas for regeneration that leads to lasting positive impact on locals and destinations. “From the world’s most desirable destinations to undiscovered gems, we strive to go beyond offering moments of transformation for our guests and hope to create experiences that will inspire a newfound sense of personal wellbeing and joy,” said Gabaldon.

Ritz-Carlton

With a focus on destination-driven design and service, The Ritz-Carlton brand was introduced in some of the world’s most coveted locales, including the Maldives, Turks & Caicos, and Mexico City in 2021. In 2022, the brand expects to expand in Arizona with The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley, The Palmeraie, as well as in New York City, debuting in the NoMad neighbourhood, where guest rooms feature sweeping city views.

The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne is slated to grow the brand’s footprint in Australia. Ritz-Carlton Reserve anticipates expanding its portfolio, debuting its sixth rare estate in the Chinese valley of Jiuzhaigou. In keeping with the brand’s design aesthetic, The Ritz-Carlton Moscow, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, and The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, are all expected to celebrate major renovations in the year ahead. Additionally, the brand expects to mark the inaugural voyage of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection in May 2022.

St. Regis

Through its rituals, heritage, and spirit, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts is blazing a path from hospitality brand to a global luxury icon and in the year ahead expects to debut its 50th property. In 2021, the brand grew its footprint in the Middle East by introducing two properties each in Cairo and Dubai and, in the year ahead, anticipates further expanding the brand in the region with the opening of The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl in Qatar.

In 2022, St. Regis is slated to debut in Chicago, with a Jeanne Gang designed building on the Windy City’s skyline, and the brand also expects to bring its bespoke service and avant-garde style to Belgrade. St. Regis continues to grow in leisure destinations, expecting to nearly double its number of resort properties over the next five years.

This year saw the debut of The St. Regis Bermuda Resort, Marriott International’s first property on the island and, in the year ahead, the brand anticipates marking the opening of The St. Regis Kanai Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, which will feature ocean views from nearly every vantage point. The St. Regis San Francisco also expects to celebrate the completion of a comprehensive renovation, debuting a new look and feel in 2022.

W Hotels

In 2021, W Hotels brought its lens on luxury to destinations including Nashville, Osaka, Philadelphia, Melbourne, Xiamen, and Rome, where a 162-room hotel comprised of two 19th century palazzos marked the brand’s debut in Italy. With nearly 60 hotels around the globe, W is defined by detail-driven design, inspiring energy, a cocktail and dining culture, as well as elevated programming localised by destination.

With a focus on redefining and elevating the W experience, the brand is slated to open next year in destinations including the Algarve, Sydney, Dubai and Toronto.

Edition Hotels

Edition Hotels brought its hospitality experience to Reykjavik and Dubai in 2021. The brand, recently named the hottest in the world by Forbes, offers sophisticated design, a curated taste of the destination, and modern service. Edition Hotels announced its anticipated expansion in 2022 with the slated opening of six new properties, including sites in Madrid, Rome, Doha, Tampa, Riviera Maya in Kanai, and Ginza, the second property in Tokyo.

With 14 hotels worldwide currently, all within the luxury space, the brand is expected to reach a footprint of 20 properties globally by the end of 2022.

The Luxury Collection

The Luxury Collection is a growing ensemble of nearly 120 hotels in more than 40 countries and territories. In 2021, the brand made its debut in Hungary with the opening of the transformed UNESCO world heritage site Matild Palace in Budapest, expanded its footprint in North America, brought elevated alpine interiors and Rocky Mountain vibrancy to Vail through The Hythe, and showcased heritage-inspired design in South Korea with the opening of Josun Palace.

With each hotel offering experiences and serving as a portal to the destination’s charms, The Luxury Collection is slated to debut properties next year in locations including Spain, India, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Tbilisi, Georgia.

JW Marriott

Inspired by its namesake, JW Marriott celebrated recent openings in Charlotte, Monterrey, Shanghai and Tampa. With over 100 properties in more than 35 countries and territories, JW Marriott is committed to delivering experiences and environments that encourage guests to foster meaningful connections.

In the coming year, JW Marriott anticipates continuing to cater to travellers with new openings in destinations from Cairo to Istanbul, and Mexico to Jeju Island, South Korea.

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