Belize to Get Marriott, Rosewood?

We’re not big on reporting rumors, but when they come from the director of the Belize Tourism Board we feel like they have enough legs to report on. Mariam Roberson, Belize’s tourism director, told us the destination is looking into adding both a Marriott hotel as well as a Rosewood. Roberson told us the plans are “pure hearsay that’s coming just from me,” but we figured we’d share the idea in the event that it comes to fruition. We think there’s a good chance that luxury brands like Rosewood will in fact develop in Belize because it appears that is the direction in which the destination is heading. It recently added a new marketing firm and plans to focus its attention on the luxury, wedding destination and honeymoon destination markets. We’ll keep you posted when we have more details.

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