Marriott International Expands Caribbean All-Inclusive Portfolio

Marriott International has announced it will open two more all-inclusive, oceanfront resorts in the Caribbean—an 800-room Marriott Hotel in Jamaica and a 283-room Autograph Collection property on Curaçao.

The 800-room Marriott Hotel Al Amaterra is planned on a three-mile-long beachfront site within the Amaterra Resort, a mixed-use development along the north coast of Trelawney. Construction is expected to begin in early 2020 with the opening pegged for 2022.

In Curaçao, Marriott International signed an agreement to open a 283-room, all-inclusive Autograph Collection resort on an oceanfront site, marking its first contract for a franchised all-inclusive resort. To be located in the historic Pietermaai district of Willemstad, the capital of Curaçao, construction is expected to begin in June 2020, with completion by 2024.

The signings of the Marriott Hotel Al Amaterra and the Autograph Collection in Curaçao are the latest deals that Marriott International has signed since launching its all-inclusive platform in August. In this time, the company has announced seven all-inclusive resorts representing nearly 3,200 rooms across four countries. Marriott International’s other all-inclusive projects in the works:

  • Mexico: Four new-build all-inclusive resorts totaling roughly 2,000 rooms under four brands, planned for Riviera Nayarit; the resorts, expected to open between 2022 and 2025, will represent The Ritz-Carlton, Autograph Collection, Westin Hotels and Marriott Hotels brands.
  • Dominican Republic: A 650-room Autograph Collection is expected to open in 2022.

Earlier this month, Marriott International announced it had made an offer to acquire Elegant Hotels, which owns and operates seven hotels in Barbados with 588 rooms and a beachfront restaurant; the majority of the properties are operated as all-inclusive resorts. Following the sale, Marriott International will renovate the properties and operate them as all-inclusive resorts under one or more of its brands.

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