Marriott’s Asia-Pacific portfolio continues to grow

i By January 21, 2021 No Comments

Marriott’s Asia-Pacific portfolio will expand in 2021 with the opening of nearly 100 properties in the region.   In 2020, it opened 75 properties in the region including its largest branded residences project.

“I am proud of the way we have continued to grow and have moved quickly to adapt to the challenges that arose from the pandemic. With the launch of new global industry hygiene standards in April 2020, innovative offerings such as work anywhere packages and hyper-localized marketing and sales strategies, our nimble and forward-thinking approach will continue to lead us through the recovery,” said Craig S. Smith, group president, International, Marriott International. “We are grateful for the continued resilience and positivity demonstrated by our associates and for the confidence of our guests, owners and franchisees continue to have in us. We remain well-positioned to meet the travel demands of our guests across Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world.”

Much of the growth in Marriott’s Asia-Pacific portfolio is focused on China, which is on track to become the world’s largest personal luxury market by 2025 despite the pandemic according to a joint report by consultancy Bain & Co. and Alibaba’s Tmall Luxury unit. Properties opening in the country this year include:

  • JW Marriott Shanghai Fengxian (Spring 2021) – the company’s 50th hotel in Shanghai and its 400th property in Greater China
  • W Changsha
  • W Xiamen
  • St. Regis Qingdao
  • The Ritz-Carlton Reserve Jiuzhaigou
  • Sheraton Mianyang
  • The Westin Nanjing Resort & Spa

Properties opening in other Asia-Pacific countries in 2021 include:

  • W Osaka (Japan)
  • The Tasman (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
  • W Melbourne (Australia)
  • Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands (Australia)
  • A Ritz-Carlton branded property in the Maldives
  • JW Marriott Jeju (South Korea)
  • A Westin property—the company’s signature wellness brand—in Goa, India

“The strength of our pipeline is testament to the long-term growth prospects in Asia Pacific,” said Paul Foskey, chief development officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “Despite a challenging environment in 2020, we are pleased with the signings we have achieved across the region during the year. We have full gratitude to our owners and franchisees for their belief in the resiliency of travel and the strength of Marriott’s portfolio of brands.”