Marriott to add 30 luxury hotels to global portfolio in 2022

15 Dec 2021 by Hannah Brandler
The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley, The Palmeraie in Arizona

Marriott International has announced plans to expand its luxury global portfolio next year.

The hotel group has nearly 190 luxury properties in the development pipeline, with 30 of these set to open in 2022 in destinations such as Mexico, Portugal, Australia and South Korea.

The expansion of its luxury segment comes after a study conducted in collaboration with creative agency Team One revealed that today’s affluent travellers “are shifting from a ‘box checking’ mindset to a ‘travelling well’ mindset” and take a more thoughtful approach to trip planning.

As it stands, the group has 460 luxury hotels and resorts in 68 countries and territories. The brands include The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, Edition, JW Marriott and Bulgari.

Chris Gabaldon, Senior Vice President, Luxury Brands, Marriott International, commented:

“As people reexamine 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. 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.”

For further information on the forthcoming properties, see below:


Next year, the brand expects to open The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley, The Palmeraie in Arizona, along with a property in New York City’s NoMad neighbourhood, plus the arrival of the Ritz-Carlton Melbourne. Meanwhile, the Ritz-Carlton Reserve is expected to debut its sixth estate in the Chinese valley of Jiuzhaigou.

Additionally, The Ritz-Carlton Moscow, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, and The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, are all expected to undergo major renovations, and the brand expects to launch the inaugural voyage of its yacht collection in May 2022.

St Regis

New openings include The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl in Qatar, the brand’s first property in Chicago in 2022 with a Jeanne Gang-designed building, and a debut in Belgrade.

The brand is also expected to nearly double its number of resort properties over the next five years, and anticipates marking the opening of The St. Regis Kanai Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, which will feature ocean views from nearly every vantage point.

Meanwhile, The St. Regis San Francisco is set to complete a renovation next year.

W Hotels

The brand is slated to open in destinations including the Algarve, Sydney, Dubai and Toronto.


The brand anticipates opening six new properties next year in sites including Madrid, Rome, Doha, Tampa, Riviera Maya in Kanai, and Ginza. It is expected to reach a footprint of 20 properties globally by the end of 2022.

The Luxury Collection

This collection is slated to debut properties in locations including Spain, India, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Tbilisi, Georgia.

JW Marriott

In the coming year, the brand hopes to open new properties in destinations including Cairo, Istanbul, Mexico and Jeju Island, South Korea.

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