From the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Cannes, Marriott International, Inc. today announced its intention to launch more than 30 luxury hotels in 2022, creating the rare and rewarding experiences that today’s luxury travelers hui need with its unrivaled portfolio of dynamic luxury brands. Through the world-renowned hospitality brands of The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, JW Marriott and Bulgari, Marriott International continues to elevate travel, creating experiences of distinct and highly contextualized brand that signal the future of luxury. With an unrivaled network of more than 460 iconic luxury hotels and resorts in 68 countries and territories today, Marriott International is poised to expand its luxury footprint with nearly 190 properties in development, including the 30 expected open in 2022, in emblematic and emerging destinations of Mexico at Portugal and Australia at South Korea.
Luxury enters a new era of regeneration
A global study on luxury trends conducted in collaboration with creative agency Team One found that today’s affluent travelers are moving from a ‘tick the boxes’ mentality to a ‘travel well’ mentality. taking a more thoughtful and intentional approach to travel planning. Gabaldon observed, “As people re-examine and re-prioritize what matters most to them, a shift that has accelerated over the past two years, we are seeing a real embrace of deeper travel. Our clients are more focused on where they are traveling and why they are making the trip, seeking to foster a more meaningful connection with the destination as well as with the people they meet. With a truly global footprint, Marriott International stands ready to respond to this evolving set of aspirations, urging people to view travel as a web of regeneration that leads to a lasting positive impact on locals and destinations. “From the world’s most desirable destinations to undiscovered gems, we strive to go beyond providing transformative moments for our guests and hope to create experiences that will inspire a new sense of personal well-being and joy, ”Gabaldon said.
The Ritz-Carlton continues to define the future of luxury hospitality
With an emphasis on destination-oriented design and unparalleled service, the Ritz-Carlton continues to drive innovation and set the standard in luxury hospitality. In 2021, the brand was introduced to some of the world’s most coveted locations, including the Maldives, Turks & Caicos, and Mexico.
In 2022, the brand plans to expand in Arizona with The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley, La Palmeraie, As well as inside New York City, debuting in bustling NoMad, where rooms offer stunning city views. The Ritz Carlton, Melbourne is slated to develop the renowned brand footprint in Australia. Ritz-Carlton Reserve plans to expand its highly organized portfolio, launching its sixth rare estate in the historic Chinese Valley of Jiuzhaigou. Faithful to the aesthetic of the brand’s avant-garde design, The Ritz-Carlton Moscow, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, and The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, are all set to celebrate major renovations over the coming year. In addition, the brand plans to mark the maiden voyage of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection in May 2022.
St. Regis celebrates timeless glamor at coveted global hot spots
With its celebrated rituals, rich heritage and glamorous spirit, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts is leading the way from an iconic hotel brand to a global luxury icon and, in the coming year, plans to launch its 50e property. In 2021, the legendary brand increased its presence in the Middle East by introducing two properties each in Cairo
and Dubai and, over the coming year, plans to continue expanding the brand in the region with the opening of The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, La Perle in Qatar. In 2022, St. Regis is expected to debut in Chicago, with a building designed by Jeanne Gang that has already become an exquisite new icon on the Windy City skyline, and the brand also plans 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 start of The St. Regis Bermuda Resort, Marriott International’s first luxury property on the island and, in the coming year, the brand plans to mark the opening of The St. Regis Kanai Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, which will offer ocean views from almost every vantage point. The St. Regis San Francisco Also plans to celebrate the completion of a complete renovation, launching a sophisticated new look and feel in 2022.
W Hotels reinvents luxury and sparks the imagination
In 2021, W Hotels brought its unique take on luxury to destinations such as Nashville, Osaka, Philadelphia, Melbourne, Xiamen,
and Rome, where a 162-room hotel consisting of two 19e The Palaces of the Century marked the brand’s long-awaited debut in Italy. With nearly 60 hotels worldwide, W is defined by detail-driven design, inspiring energy, a buzzing cocktail and restaurant culture, and high programming localized by destination. With a continual focus on redefining and improving the W experience, the brand is expected to open in exciting destinations next year, including the Algarve, Sydney, Dubai and Toronto.
EDITION continues to grow in iconic destinations around the world
An unexpected and refreshing collection of unique hotels that redefine the concept of luxury, EDITION Hotels has brought its personal and intimate hospitality experience to Reykjavík and Dubai
in 2021. The brand in demand, recently named the hottest in the world by Forbes, offers sophisticated design, a taste of the destination and modern service. EDITION Hotels announces the continuation of its international expansion planned for 2022 with the planned 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 firmly established in the luxury space, the brand is expected to reach a footprint of 20 properties worldwide by the end of 2022.
Luxury collection inspires transformational journeys to new destinations
With hotels that truly define their destination, The Luxury Collection is a growing body of nearly 120 hotels in more than 40 countries and territories around the world. In 2021, the brand debuts in Hungary with the opening of the transformed UNESCO World Heritage site Mathilde Palace
in Budapest, expanded its presence in North America, brought elevated alpine interiors and the vibrancy of the Rocky Mountains to Vail through The Hythe, and showcased a distinctive design inspired by South Korea’s heritage with the opening of Josun Palace. With each hotel offering unique experiences and serving as a portal to the destination’s native charms, The Luxury Collection is expected to launch its properties next year in captivating locations across the world, including Spain, India, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Tbilisi, Georgia.
JW Marriott celebrates the passions of its guests through wellness experiences
Inspired by its legendary namesake and steeped in holistic wellness, JW Marriott celebrated its recent openings at Charlotte, Monterrey, Shanghai and Tampa. With more than 100 properties in more than 35 countries and territories, JW Marriott offers a legacy of exceptional service and is committed to providing experiences and environments that encourage guests to be fully present and foster meaningful relationships. Over the coming year, JW Marriott plans to continue to cater to sophisticated and attentive travelers seeking a balance of mind, body and spirit with new openings in destinations from Cairo at Istanbul, and Mexico
at Jeju Island, South Korea.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, United States, and encompasses a portfolio of approximately 7,900 properties under 30 major brands spanning 138 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses owned vacation resorts around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its award-winning travel program. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.