Marriott Plans to Open Over 20 New Luxury Hotels in 2020

By Paul Riegler on 4 December 2019
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Budapest’s Parliament building across the Danube River

Marriott International said it will open over 20 luxury hotels next year with locations ranging from Danang to Istanbul to Reykjavik to Toronto.

The hotelier will add hotels under three brands, JW Marriott, W hotels, and Edition, as well as under the umbrella of the Luxury Collection, formerly the Starwood Luxury Collection.

The JW Marriott brand will open in eight locations, namely Anaheim, Orlando, and Savannah in the United States and Danang, Vietnam, Istanbul, Nara, Japan, Monterrey, Mexico, and Oman.

Marriott will open two W hotels in Italy, namely the W Milan and W Rome, as well as four additional W hotels in Chengdu, Melbourne, Philadelphia, and Toronto.

The Luxury Collection will add three properties next year.  The first will be in Budapest, followed by openings in Nashville and Hobart, Australia.

Finally, Marriott’s Edition brand, will open a new hotel in Reykjavik next year.

JW Marriott is a brand of hotels named after J.W. Marriott, the founder of Marriott International. It was established in 1984 with a property in Washington, D.C.  W hotels made its debut in New York City in 1998 with the conversion of the former Doral Inn on Lexington Avenue and there are currently 55 properties in 25 countries.Marriott introduced Edition hotels in 2008 in partnership with hotelier Ian Schrager.

The Marriott Luxury Collection dates back over a century to 1906 and the founding of the Compagnia Italiana Grandi Alberghi, or Italian Grand Hotel Company, a global group of hotels and resorts world that that encompassed some of the world’s most historic and storied properties. Many of its properties are former palaces or historic buildings.

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