|The Camby Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona|
Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s portfolio of independent hotels, has announced the addition of four new properties to its portfolio, in the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica and South Korea.
Launched in 2010, Autograph Collection is Marriott International’s fastest growing brand, and is also one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the industry. The addition of the four new properties brings its global portfolio to 96 hotels.
“2015 was an exciting year for Autograph Collection Hotels with over 15 new hotels joining the portfolio, and we are looking forward to continued success in 2016 and beyond,” said Julius Robinson, vice president & global lead, Autograph Collection Hotels.
The Collection’s latest additions include Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, located in Annapolis, Maryland. The property, comprising 150 rooms, is situated in the city’s historic downtown and is known for its magnificent views of Annapolis harbor. Guests have nearby access to historical sites, shopping, dining and popular harbor cruises that depart from City Dock and the United States Naval Academy. The newly renovated property has furnished guest rooms with luxury linens and bathrobes, C.O. Bigelow Apothecary bath amenities and a color palette inspired by the Chesapeake Bay.
There is also an 8,600 square-foot outdoor patio which was redesigned to optimize nature views, and also includes fire pits and casual seating.
Another addition to the portfolio is Hotel Saskatchewan, An Autograph Collection. Located in the center of downtown Regina, Saskatchewan, the iconic property was originally built in 1927 as part of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s collection of hotels. Over the years, the hotel has hosted many VIPs including the Queen of England, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Rolling Stones and Justin Bieber.
The hotel recently underwent renovations of its public spaces, lounge and half of its 227 guest rooms, with the completion of the remaining guestrooms set for March 2016. The property’s 15,000 square-foot meeting and event space will also undergo a design transformation in summer 2016. The hotel’s newly renovated Circa 27 Lounge overlooks Victoria Park and is a popular destination for both locals and visitors.
The Camby Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona is another addition to the Autograph Collection Hotels. The hotel was inspired by Arizona’s Five C’s – cotton, cattle, citrus, climate and copper while its design, overseen by Stonehill & Taylor, was influenced by the state’s colors and landscape with colors like copper and turquoise.
The 277-room hotel is located in the city’s business and entertainment district and has a restaurant and two bars, a boutique spa, contemporary fitness center and over 20,000 square feet of meeting space.
The Plaza Seoul, Korea’s premier luxury boutique business hotel is also now part of Autograph Collection Hotels. The property combines contemporary style with convenience in the heart of downtown.
Italian interior designer, Cuido Ciompi, uses a series of patterns, colors and natural elements to create an “ultra-modern hotel celebrating Seoul’s rich history and traditions." The Plaza also has an extensive array of artwork, including traditional Korean craftwork and premium design items by well-known Korean artists. Dining options include TAOYUEN, a Chinese restaurant serving modern Shanghai-style cooking; MURASAKI, a Japanese restaurant that combines modern techniques with simple and casual Neoclassic Kaiseki; and TUSCANY, an Italian restaurant headed up by Michelin-star chef Maurizio Ceccato.