Hospitality company Marriott International is expanding its portfolio in Asia Pacific with approximately 100 new properties expected to open this year.
The company is set to open its 400th hotel in China and 50th hotel in Shanghai with the opening of the JW Marriott Shanghai Fengxian in spring 2021.
It is also expecting to open several luxury hotels such as W Changsha, W Xiamen, St. Regis Qingdao and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve Jiuzhaigou in China this year.
Marriott stated that China is expected to become the first country in Asia Pacific to house all of its luxury brands with the opening of Ritz-Carlton Reserve hotel.
It is also anticipating to open Sheraton Mianyang in Mianyang in the Sichuan province and The Westin Nanjing Resort & Spa in Nanjing in China.
W Hotels, an upscale lifestyle hotel chain owned by Marriott, is slated to debut in Japan with the opening of W Osaka, while Marriott’s subsidiary Ritz-Carlton brand is also slated to debut in Maldives.
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The Luxury Collection is also expected to debut in Australia with the opening of The Tasman in Hobart.
JW Marriott, a mid-level luxury hotel brand owned by Marriott, is expected to open JW Marriott Jeju in Jeju Island in South Korea later this year.
Additionally, Marriott has also scheduled to open six additional Fairfield by Marriott hotels in Japan throughout 2021.
It is expected to open W Melbourne in spring and Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands in Melbourne, Australia, early this year.
Marriott International Asia Pacific chief development officer Paul Foskey said: “The strength of our pipeline is testament to the long-term growth prospects in Asia Pacific.
“Despite a challenging environment in 2020, we are pleased with the signings we have achieved across the region during the year.
“We have full gratitude to our owners and franchisees for their belief in the resiliency of travel and the strength of Marriott’s portfolio of brands.”