Marriott International continues to expand its portfolio, expecting to open 100 properties in Asia Pacific in 2021, as it commits to a long-term growth strategy across the region.
In 2020, the company celebrated its 800th milestone hotel opening in the region with 75 properties added to its portfolio during the year. Nearly 27,000 rooms were added to the region’s development pipeline in 2020 alone.
I am proud of the way we have continued to grow and have moved quickly to adapt to the challenges that arose from the pandemic. With the launch of new global industry hygiene standards in April 2020, innovative offerings such as work anywhere packages and hyper-localised marketing and sales strategies, our nimble and forward-thinking approach will continue to lead us through the recovery.
Craig S. Smith, Group President, International, Marriott International
Marriott expects to soon celebrate its 400th hotel in Greater China and its 50th hotel in Shanghai with the opening of JW Marriott Shanghai Fengxian in spring 2021.
Marriott International continues to strengthen its luxury portfolio with expected openings in 2021 such as W Changsha, W Xiamen, St. Regis Qingdao and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve Jiuzhaigou, Sheraton Mianyang, and the Westin Nanjing Resort & Spa.
In Japan, W Hotels is expected to debut with the opening of W Osaka, while The Luxury Collection is also slated to debut in Australia with the opening of The Tasman in Hobart. The Ritz-Carlton brand is expected to celebrate its debut in the Maldives in early summer.
The JW Marriott brand is slated to open in Jeju Island in South Korea with the planned opening of JW Marriott Jeju in late 2021.
Six additional Fairfield by Marriott hotels will open throughout 2021 along ‘Michi-no-Eki’ roadside stations. Japan expects to have more than 30 Fairfield by Marriott hotels by the end of 2023. Australia’s Melbourne is expected to see the opening of the country’s second W Hotel with W Melbourne in spring and the opening of Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands in early 2021.