Marriott opens 1,000th APAC hotel

Marriott International has debuted its 1,000th hotel in Asia-Pacific, signaling its continued confidence in the long-term growth potential of the region. The company entered the region nearly 50 years ago and has steadily increased its Asia-Pacific footprint.

The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne marks the brand’s entry into the Australian city, and showcases a contemporary aesthetic and panoramic views above the city skyline.

“The opening of Marriott International’s 1000th hotel in Asia-Pacific is a true milestone, underscoring our confidence in the overall travel outlook, our ability to take hospitality to new heights with our associates and owners, and the power of Marriott Bonvoy in 2023 and beyond,” said Rajeev Menon, president, Asia-Pacific (excluding Greater China), Marriott International. “We’re particularly thrilled to be expanding our footprint in new and emerging markets.”

The company anticipates adding 100 hotels—roughly two hotels per week—in Asia-Pacific this year, expanding its footprint in key markets in the region including Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, China and India.

“Being able to celebrate the opening of Marriott’s 1000th hotel in Asia-Pacific is a testament to our vision for growth in the years to come in the region,” said Yibing Mao, president, Greater China, Marriott International. “Greater China represents over half of the portfolio in terms of rooms in Asia-Pacific and remains a strategic and vibrant market with tremendous growth potential. Together with the other markets in the region, the opportunities are exciting, and we look forward to building on this noteworthy milestone.”

Across Marriott’s luxury brand portfolio, 12 additional properties are expected to open in Asia-Pacific destinations by the end of the year. Notable openings include The Ritz-Carlton brand’s refined elegance is set to expand in Japan with the country’s sixth Ritz-Carlton opening in Fukuoka. The Ritz-Carlton Reserve is slated to debut in the mountain valley of Jiuzhaigou in China with the opening of Rissai Valley, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Luxury lifestyle brand W Hotels expects to celebrate its third hotel in Australia with the opening of W Sydney and plans to debut in Macau’s Studio City. JW Marriott anticipates delivering mindful experiences in captivating destinations from Jeju Island, South Korea, to Xi’an, China and Goa, India.

The company expects more than 30 additions this year in Asia-Pacific across this brand segment. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, the company’s most global brand, continues its transformation momentum in the region with upcoming openings planned in destinations including Kagoshima in Japan and Colombo in Sri Lanka. The company’s leading wellness brand, Westin Hotels & Resorts, anticipates adding five hotels in Asia-Pacific, including its debut in Manila. In addition, the Autograph Collection intends to add its first hotel in Thailand with Madi Paidi, Bangkok.

The company’s select-service portfolio continues to drive growth in the region, accounting for nearly 50% of planned openings this year. Fairfield by Marriott anticipates adding 19 properties in Asia-Pacific, including seven hotels in the prefectures of Japan, eight hotels in Greater China and two hotels each in India and Indonesia. Courtyard by Marriott expects to add 11 new hotels in cities such as Hangzhou, China; Bangkok; Malacca, Malaysia; and Shillong, India.