Marriott has signed agreements with Asset World Corporation (AWC), one of Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real-estate groups, to introduce three of its global hospitality brands to the Kingdom.
The three hotels, comprising of nearly 1,550 rooms, are expected to open between late 2020 and 2024.
Under the agreements, AWC is expected to open a 248-room Courtyard by Marriott in late 2020 in Phuket, as well as a 900-room Marriott Marquis hotel and a 398-room JW Marriott hotel both in Pattaya.
Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa.
“We expect the hotels to benefit from Marriott International’s powerful global distribution platform, innovative sales and marketing programming and industry-leading experience. In addition, the scale of its loyalty program – Marriott Bonvoy – is pivotal to attracting travelers,” said Wallapa Traisorat, CEO and President of Asset World Corp Public Company Limited (AWC). “Our collaboration with Marriott International will help us set a new hospitality benchmark in Pattaya and Phuket – two highly dynamic cities now emerging as ideal destinations for both leisure and MICE tourism, with endless opportunities from a constant inflow of business and leisure travelers.”
Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town
Targeted to open in late 2020, the Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town will be located in the heart of Phuket Town, surrounded by quaint historic Chino-Portuguese buildings set on scenic streets. The hotel is expected to fly the Courtyard by Marriott brand flag following a strategic renovation of the well-known Metropole Phuket Hotel. The hotel is slated to offer 248 guest rooms, two F&B outlets and approximately 2,000 sqm of meeting space.
JW Marriott The Pattaya Beach Resort & Spa and Pattaya Marriott Marquis Hotel
Expected to rise in Central Pattaya within AWC’s Mega Scale Mixed-Use Destination modeled after Asiatique The Riverfront in Bangkok, the JW Marriott The Pattaya Beach Resort & Spa and Pattaya Marriott Marquis Hotel, together are expected to offer 1,298 guest rooms; 11 F&B outlets; and approximately 10,000 sqm of convention, event and meeting spaces once opened.
“We look forward to building on our long-standing relationship with Asset World Corporation with this landmark multi-agreement signing for three new hotels in Pattaya and Phuket,” added Craig S. Smith, Group President, Marriott International Asia Pacific. “Sharing similar values of attaining the highest standards in hospitality, Marriott International is proud to play a strategic role in AWC’s vision of expanding its diverse portfolio of hospitality and lifestyle projects in Thailand and beyond.”
AWC’s Mega Scale Mixed-Use Destination project is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2023 and be ready to open in the second quarter of 2024