Photo: The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl in Qatar (Photo by St. Regis Hotels & Resorts)
Marriott International announced at the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Cannes that it expects to debut over 30 luxury hotels in 2022. The group is poised to expand its footprint with nearly 190 properties in the development pipeline, including the 30 hotels expected to open next year in destinations from Mexico to Portugal and Australia to South Korea.
A global luxury trends study conducted in collaboration with creative agency Team One revealed that today’s affluent travelers are shifting from a "box checking" mindset to a "traveling well" mindset, taking a more thoughtful, intentional approach to trip planning. Marriott International aims to meet this evolving set of aspirations.
In 2022, The Ritz-Carlton expects to expand in Arizona with The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley, The Palmeraie, as well as in New York City, debuting in the NoMad neighborhood, where guestrooms have city views. The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne is slated to expand the brand’s footprint in Australia. Additonally, Ritz-Carlton Reserve is expected to debut its sixth estate in the Chinese valley of Jiuzhaigou. The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, are all expected to reveal major renovations in the year ahead. The brand also expects to mark the inaugural voyage of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection in May 2022.
In the year ahead, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts anticipates expanding in the Middle East with the opening of The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl in Qatar. The brand is slated to debut in Chicago with a Jeanne Gang-designed building. St. Regis also expects to bring its bespoke service to Belgrade. In the year ahead, the brand anticipates marking the opening of The St. Regis Kanai Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, which will have ocean views from nearly every vantage point. The St. Regis San Francisco also expects to celebrate the completion of a comprehensive renovation, sporting a new look and feel in 2022.
W Hotels, which has nearly 60 hotels around the globe, is slated to open in the Algarve region, Sydney, Dubai and Toronto next year, while EDITION Hotels is expected to open six new properties in 2022, in Madrid, Rome, Doha, Tampa, Riviera Maya in Kanai and Ginza (the second property in Tokyo). With 14 hotels worldwide currently, the brand is expected to reach a footprint of 20 properties globally by the end of 2022.
Also in 2022, The Luxury Collection is slated to debut properties in several locations across the globe, including Spain, India, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Tbilisi (Georgia), while the JW Marriott has plans for new openings in destinations from Cairo to Istanbul, and Mexico to Jeju Island, South Korea. The brand recently opened properties in Charlotte, Monterrey, Shanghai and Tampa.
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