Marriott International is on track to open 16 new resorts in Asia Pacific across seven brands in 10 countries and territories in 2017.

Marriott currently has 130 resorts in the Asia Pacific region, including China, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand.

The new hotels range from tranquil resorts to the beachfront Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa, which is the company’s first hotel in Sri Lanka. The Ritz-Carlton Haikou will present travellers with a new experience as Ritz-Carlton’s first golf resort in China.

China is Marriott’s fastest growing destination. The company marked several milestone openings in China this year including The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou; the Shanhaitian Resort Sanya, Autograph Collection, the brand’s first property in China.

It also has Element Chongli, which brings its eco-conscious concept and extended-stay brand to the mountainous Thaiwoo Ski Resort of Zhangjiakou, co-host of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics; and the Westin brand’s first hot spring resort in Taiwan, The Westin Yilan Resort.

“This is an exciting year for Marriott International in the Asia Pacific region as we deliver innovative, new ways to cater to today’s and tomorrow’s travellers,” said Peggy Fang Roe, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Asia Pacific.

“Our new openings demonstrate our promise to be where our guests want to be and provide them with everything they need to relax, recharge or celebrate a special milestone.”

These new properties will benefit from the growing demand of Chinese travellers. China National Tourism Administration estimates China’s travellers will take 700 million trips over the next five years.

Earlier this year, Marriott launched a joint venture with Alibaba to help capture this growth by redefining their travel experience.

“Marriott International is proud to offer picture-perfect paradises for every occasion,” said Paul Foskey, Chief Development Officer, Marriott International Asia Pacific.

“We continue to cater to its ever-expanding customer base by introducing new brands, exciting destinations and unique experiences to its resorts portfolio.”

Read more about the Westin Yilan Resort here.

 

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