13 DECEMBER 2021


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Article from BTNews 13 DECEMBER 2021

Marriott expands

Last week at the International Luxury Travel Market, Cannes, Marriott International sprang something of a surprise with a bold announcement for the future.

The Bethesda, Maryland (Washington DC) based hospitality group said it plans to debut more than 30 luxury hotels in 2022

Marriott International includes The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St Regis, W, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, JW Marriott and Bulgari brands.

“Our guests are seeking deeper, more immersive experiences that allow them to indulge in global exploration while sparking personal regeneration," said Chris Gabaldon, Senior Vice President, Luxury Brands, Marriott International.

At present this division of Marriott covers more than 460 landmark luxury hotels and resorts in 68 countries and territories today. In the pipeline are nearly 190 properties being developed including the 30 hotels expected to open in 2022, in iconic as well as emerging destinations from Mexico to Portugal and Australia to South Korea.

“As people re-examine and reprioritize what matters to them most, a shift that has accelerated over the past two years, we’re seeing a real embracing of deeper travel. Gabaldon observed: “Our guests are focusing more on where they travel and why they make the journey, seeking to foster a more meaningful connection to the destination as well as the people they meet.”


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