Marriott inks deals for JW brand projects

  Marriott has signed three properties to its luxury JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand portfolio, which are; the 150-room JW Marriott Hotel Cuzco, Peru (opening in 2010), the 370-room JW Marriott Hotel Tripoli, Libya (opening in 2011)  and the 371-room JW Marriott Coco Beach Resort & Spa, Puerto Rico (opening in 2011) The three additions will bolster the JW Marriott’s brand pipeline to 25 properties opening now through 2013, bringing the luxury hotel portfolio to 68 locations in 26 countries.
Marriott International will manage the JW Marriott Hotel Cuzco, Peru under a long-term agreement with Inversiones La Rioja, S.A.. The hotel will be located at the culturally significant intersection of San Agustin and Ruinas streets in the heart of Cuzco’s colonial district on a site of the former Convent of San Agustin.
The 370-room JW Marriott Hotel Tripoli, Libya hotel is owned by Daewoo Tripoli Investment and Development Co., a joint venture between Daewoo engineering and Construction and Oyia Co. and will be managed by Marriott under a long-term contract. The 36-story, innovatively-designed hotel will be located in Tripoli’s new central business district and is expected to become a prominent landmark in the northern section of the city, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
The owners of the 371-room JW Marriott Coco Beach Resort & Spa, Puerto Rico resort, are Redwood Capital Advisors and Coco Beach LLC, a joint venture of Empresas Diaz and Janna Hospitality. The resort will be located approximately 20 miles east of San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport on a 27-acre oceanfront site and will be part of an existing 1,000-acre, master-planned development. Among its amenities will be a world-class 17,775 square foot spa and fitness center. Included in the development is 36-hole championship, Tom Kite-designed golf course.
Today, 43 JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts are located in 20 countries. This year, JW Marriott hotels will open in Hangzhou China; and Bangalore, India. Earlier this year, a JW Marriott hotel opened in Shenzhen, China.