Autograph Collection Hotels has revealed it will debut four properties in Asia next year. In 2017, the brand will open The Shanhaitian Resort Sanya in China, The Majestic Hotel and Hotel Stripes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and RYSE hotel in Seoul, South Korea. Autograph Collection Hotels is a curated collection of some of the finest independent hotels located in extraordinary destinations throughout the world.
Marriott International is debuting its aspirational independent hotels and resorts brand, Tribute Portfolio, in Latin America. By December 2016, the brand will add two independent hotels to its portfolio in Argentina’s most sought-after regions. Arelauquen Lodge, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, will be debut in Patagonia, near the world’s end, with vast landscapes of lakes and mountains, while Auberge du Vin, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, will be located in the heart of Argentina’s wine country.
Marriott Executive Apartments has been named Thailand’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand for the third consecutive year at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016. The annual awards were voted for by travel and tourism professionals from around the world and were established to recognise, acknowledge and reward excellence in the hospitality industry.
Marriott International has signed new agreement with Chandris Hotels that will mark the return of the Marriott Hotel brand to the vibrant city of Athens, following an absence of more than two years. Once the hotel completes its $15 million transformation, the Athens Marriott Hotel will debut in 2018 with 366 guestrooms and the welcoming service and world-class amenities that Marriott guests worldwide expect.
Global luxury hotel brand JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is debuting JW Marriott Hotel Chengdu. The new, 345-room five-star luxury hotel is centrally located in the hub of the city’s bustling business district, adjacent to Tianfu Square. “We are proud to welcome guests to experience this historic and ever-growing community,” said JW Marriott Hotel Chengdu general manager Khan Sung.
Marriott International has announced its intent to remain headquartered in Montgomery County, Maryland, and that its real estate search for a new corporate facility has been narrowed to the downtown Bethesda business district. Several sites in downtown Bethesda are still being considered and negotiations are on-going. A final decision on a location is expected in the first half of 2017.
Fredrik Reinisch, general manager, Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection speaks to Breaking Travel News about the property and how it feels to be recognised by the World Travel Awards.
Marriott International has opened the doors of its first Marriott Hotel in Rwanda, bringing the signature brand’s welcoming service and world-class amenities to sub-Saharan Africa for the first time in its nearly 90-year history. “Rwanda is going through an economic transformation and we are proud to be a part of it,” said Marriott International president Arne Sorenson.
Marriott International has revealed plans for the construction of three new hotel properties in Cape Town, in partnership with the Amdec Group. These will be three new hotels in the city: one under the company’s signature brand, Marriott Hotels, which will be the first Marriott Hotel in Cape Town; the second under the upscale extended stay brand, Residence Inn by Marriott, the first for South Africa; and the third the upper-moderate tier lifestyle brand, AC Hotels by Marriott, which is the first hotel under this brand for the Middle East & Africa region.
Bill Keffer, general manager, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, speak to Breaking Travel News as the Middle East’s tallest hotel is recognised by the World Travel Awards.
Marriott International has welcomed the new Moxy Berlin into the heart of the modern capital known for culture; cutting-edge museums, galleries, and nightlife. Moxy Berlin shake-ups the traditional hotel experience by offering Next Generation travellers a spirited and stylish hotel experience at a surprisingly affordable price point.
Marriott International has expanded to include 30 of the most desirable and prestigious hotel brands with the addition of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts portfolio. At a time when travellers place even greater emphasis on enriching and personal experiences, they can now choose from the most diverse selection of hotel brands ever. With more than 5,700 hotels and 1.1 million rooms in over 110 countries across the globe, guests now have access to the best hotels and resorts wherever they travel.