Marriott International is adding 13 new luxury properties this year to its offerings in the Asia Pacific region.
The company currently has 130 luxury hotels across ten countries and territories in its Asia Pacific portfolio. The new openings will be from JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, and The Luxury Collection.
“Asia Pacific’s luxury travel industry is one of the fastest-growing in the world, driven by markets like China and India. On top of this, global luxury travelers today are seeking more than just the opportunity to indulge, they want experiences that deliver personal meaning and significance,” said Peggy Fang Roe, chief sales and marketing officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “In response, Marriott International continues to grow its footprint and experiential offerings in Asia Pacific, providing highly contextualized and carefully curated experiences, allowing luxury travelers to explore their passions and grow on a personal level.”
The Ritz-Carlton banner continues its growth with four openings. The Ritz-Carlton, Perth (shown above), which is slated to open in October, marks the brand’s return to Australia. Three properties will open in China and India: The Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an (June 2019), The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing (October 2019) and The Ritz-Carlton, Pune in September.
JW Marriott will continue its expansion in the region with the opening of five properties, including the newly-opened JW Marriott Hotel Qufu and the soon-to-open (July 2019) JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong. The Pudong property will be the first JW Marriott Marquis in Asia and the third globally. The brand also expects to debut in the Maldives in August.
The Luxury Collection debuted IRAPH SUI, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Okinawa, in January 2019. Hotels in Nanning, China and Kolkata, India will also open this year. The St. Regis Hong Kong began welcoming guests in April 2019.
In addition to the openings, Marriott International’s unified loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy, will offer more guests unique experiences in destinations across the region. In the Asia Pacific region, program members can earn points at more than 2,800 participating restaurants and bars, and 120+ spas.
Past experiences in Asia Pacific this year ranged from VIP treatment at the Hong Kong Sevens and Art Central Hong Kong, to insider access at Maroon 5 concerts; and experiences like being chauffeured to the F1 China Grand Prix by Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport driver and Grand Prix Melbourne winner, Valtteri Bottas.