Marriott International will open two all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean – an 800-room Marriott Hotel in Jamaica and a 283-room Autograph Collection in Curaçao.
The projects could generate significant revenue for both countries as Marriott’s Bonvoy travel programme has roughly 137 million members, now potential visitors to the islands.
Both resorts are planned as beachfront developments with the former will marking the first all-inclusive Marriott resort to be built in the Caribbean.
The Marriott Hotel will be built in Trelawny, Jamaica within the, Amaterra Resort, a mixed-use development. Construction is expected to begin early next year and completed in 2022.
“The Amaterra Group is excited to sign the first Marriott Hotels-branded all-inclusive resort and work with Marriott International to manage the property,” said Keith Russell, chairman of developer Amaterra, adding “This is a great step not only for Amaterra but also the Jamaican tourism industry.”
“The signings for these two incredible, all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica and Curacao underscore the tremendous momentum for our all-inclusive platform…”– Chief Development Officer, Marriott International Caribbean and Latin America, Laurent de Kousemaeker
Meanwhile, the Autograph Collection resort in Curaçao will be built in the country’s capital, Willemstad, with construction also expected to begin in 2020 and completed by 2024.
Chief Development Officer, Marriott International Caribbean and Latin America, Laurent de Kousemaeker, said “The signings for these two incredible, all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica and Curacao underscore the tremendous momentum for our all-inclusive platform, which leverages Marriott International’s iconic brands, leading business support systems and Marriott Bonvoy travel program.”
The partnerships represent the latest deals for Marriott International which launched an all-inclusive platform in August to grow its global portfolio of resorts in popular destinations, said a release by the company today.
Since the launch, seven agreements have been struck, including four for Mexico and one in the Dominican Republic, which will add approximately 3,200 rooms to its tally.
Within the past month, the company announced it had made an offer to acquire Elegant Hotels Group, which owns seven hotels in Barbados, for US$130.1 million.
That transaction is subject to satisfaction or waiver of the offer conditions set out in the offer announcement, including approval by Elegant shareholders.
Marriott International is based in Maryland, USA and has more than 7,200 properties under 30 brands across 134 countries and territories.