Marriott to debut more than 30 luxury hotels in 2020 in destinations such as Budapest, Cairo and Hobart
December 11, 2019: Marriott International has announced its projection to open more than 30 luxury properties in 2020. But before doing so, Marriott collaborated with trend forecasters at The Future Laboratory to better understand the attitudinal shifts that are creating a new genre of travelers. Tina Edmundson, Global Brand Officer and Luxury Portfolio Leader, Marriott International said, “The concept of transformative travel – travel motivated and defined by a shift in perspective, self-reflection and development – has become more pronounced and it has given rise to The Purposeful Luxurian, a new breed of traveler that is more progressive, proactive, and looking to affect positive change. This new global explorer views travel as a way to improve physical and mental wellbeing, as well as a means to do good.”
Going ahead with this philosophy, in the coming year, The Ritz-Carlton is expected to bring its legendary service to Morocco for the first time, with the planned opening of The Ritz-Carlton Rabat, Dar es Salam in the country’s dynamic capital. The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko is slated to expand the brand’s footprint in Japan, while a highly anticipated property in Mexico City is expected to give guests a unique way to experience the Mexican capital. Overlooking Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley is slated to grow the brand’s resort portfolio, while the brand also anticipates an opening in Nanjing, China, expects to see the completion of a major renovation of The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, and continues to work towards the inaugural voyage of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection expected in June 2020.
Offering modern glamour and sophisticated design, the St. Regis brand expects to introduce St. Regis to Cairo, a destination that has long allured travelers with its enthralling history. Additionally, St. Regis expects to expand its resort portfolio with the anticipated opening of The St. Regis Kanai Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm is also slated to open in 2020, bringing highly bespoke service and beloved signature rituals to the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates.
W Hotels recently announced plans to transform W New York – Union Square into a cutting-edge W Hotels showcase, advancing a larger strategy to redefine and reinvigorate the W portfolio in North America. Also underway is the exciting addition of W Nashville to the brand’s growing portfolio. The brand continues to trailblaze its way around the globe with expected openings in Philadelphia, Toronto, Chengdu, and Melbourne. The brand is also slated to debut in Italy with the planned openings of W Milan and W Rome.
Created through a collaboration between boutique hotel creator and innovator Ian Schrager and Marriott International, EDITION, the lifestyle brand of Marriott, is slated to bring its distinct point of view to the in-demand destination of Reykjavik in 2020, along with Tokyo and Dubai.
The Luxury Collection anticipates openings in coveted locations spanning the globe, including Nashville and Budapest, Hungary, as well as Hobart, Australia – a destination that signals the future of luxury travel.
Inspired by the principles of mindfulness, JW Marriott is a haven designed to let guests focus on feeling whole – present in mind, nourished in body and revitalized in spirit. Expected to reach more than 115 hotels by 2022, the year 2020 is slated to be a period of rapid growth for the brand, with planned U.S. openings in Savannah, Orlando and Anaheim, in addition to global destinations ranging from Istanbul and Danang, Vietnam, to Nara, Japan, Muscat, Oman and Monterrey, Mexico.