Marriott announces conversion of three iconic U.S. luxury properties

i By June 3, 2024 No Comments

Marriott International, Inc. today announced plans for the conversion of three iconic luxury properties in the U.S. to brands within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio.

The Resort at Pelican Hill, Turtle Bay Resort, and a luxury Midtown hotel in New York City are all expected to join Marriott Bonvoy’s luxury brands this summer.

“In the last few weeks, we finalized deals for conversions of three incredible properties, adding over 1,000 rooms to our system and continuing to underscore our commitment to luxury,” said Leeny Oberg, chief financial officer and executive vice-president, Development, Marriott International. “We are sought out by owners because of the depth and breadth of our brand portfolio and the power of our platform to drive results. Today, the company has an industry-leading global luxury distribution of over 510 open hotels with another 234 luxury hotels in the signed pipeline. We look forward to strengthening our leadership in this important customer segment as we continue to work with owners to maximize the potential of their projects.”

The three planned luxury conversions are:

A luxury hotel in New York, New York, is expected to join the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio on June 5. This property is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan close to top attractions including Central Park, Times Square, The Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Center, the shops on Fifth Avenue, and Radio City Music Hall. This addition will mark The Luxury Collection’s return to New York City.

The Resort at Pelican Hill (shown top of post) is a five-star luxury property located in Newport Beach, California, and is expected to join Marriott’s luxury portfolio on July 1. The 504-acre resort sits on the coast of Newport Beach and includes the Pelican Hill Golf Club, featuring two 18-hole golf courses with 270-degree ocean views. The Irvine Company will continue to own the property, with Marriott managing, and it is expected to be converted to a St. Regis at a later date.

Turtle Bay Resort, located on the North Shore of O’ahu, Hawai’i, is anticipated to join The Ritz-Carlton brand portfolio later this summer. A sought-after hideaway, this resort has oceanfront bungalows, lavish suites, and ocean view rooms. It also offers seven secluded beaches within walking distance, 12 miles of hiking and biking trails, and a wide range of onsite amenities. Host Hotels & Resorts’ purchase of the property, as well as Marriott’s assumption of management of the resort, is expected to occur later this summer.