Marriott builds all-inclusive portfolio: Vacation Weekly

Marriott Global is continuing its growth in the all-inclusive area via a new, extensive-term partnership with Sunwing Travel Group’s Blue Diamond Resorts arm, under which Marriott options to additional than double its existing all-inclusive footprint.

Less than the joint enterprise, Marriott will add 19 franchised resorts totaling 7,000 rooms throughout six Caribbean and Latin American locations to its all-inclusive portfolio. All 19 houses will be flagged under Marriott’s Autograph Assortment, with the the greater part anticipated to be converted by the center of this year.

The go is expected to increase Marriott’s all-inclusive presence to 33 homes by 2025, and also marks the firm’s first foray into St. Lucia and Antigua.

The Blue Diamond attributes established to transform to the Autograph Collection portfolio include things like the Royalton Riviera Cancun Vacation resort & Spa, Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun, Planet Hollywood Seashore Resort Cancun, Planet Hollywood Grownup Scene Cancun and the Royalton Stylish Suites Cancun Resort & Spa in Mexico the Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa, Royalton Stylish Punta Cana Vacation resort & Spa, Royalton Splash Punta Cana Vacation resort & Spa, Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino and the Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and the Royalton White Sands Montego Bay, Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay, Hideaway at Royalton Negril, Royalton Negril Vacation resort & Spa and Grand Lido Negril in Jamaica.

Also established to be a part of the fold are the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa, the Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia, the Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa and the World Hollywood Seaside Resort Costa Rica.

Marriott initially began ramping up its target on the all-inclusive sector in August 2019, saying ideas to start off flagging all-inclusive resorts underneath a selection of its comprehensive-provider and luxurious brands, such as Ritz-Carlton, Luxury Assortment, Marriott, Westin, W, Autograph Collection and Delta by Marriott. (Prior to the force, Marriott’s sole all-inclusive was the Westin Golfing Resort and Spa in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica.)

Shortly just after, the firm doubled down on its all-inclusive options with its acquisition of Tasteful Resorts in Barbados in late 2019 as nicely as new all-inclusive expansions slated for Jamaica and Curacao.

Marriott’s all-inclusive footprint at this time spans nine open up accommodations throughout Costa Rica, Barbados and Mexico, with an additional five hotels in the pipeline in Mexico, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Brazil.