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.
“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
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.”
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
Asset World Corporation is one of
the largest owners of Marriott International properties in Asia
Pacific (excluding China) with more than 4,200 rooms across