Marriot Bonvoy grows Collection brand
Marriott Bonvoy Group is set to expand its portfolio of Collection brands, with nine new hotels across Europe and Africa launching this year.
Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Budapest (pictured) is set to open in Q2, marking the Luxury Collection’s 120th hotel.
The 130-guestroom property was built in 1902 and is listed as a Unesco World Heritage site. Austrian chef Wolfgang Puck will oversee all of the hotel’s dining operations, including the first European outpost of his Spago restaurant.
Five new Autograph Collection properties are also scheduled to open in Q3, including The Marmorosch Bucharest; Grotta Giusti Thermal Spa Resort Tuscany; Domes of Corfu; The Ivens in Lisbon and Sicily’s Ortea Palace.
Three new hotels will open under Marriott Bonvoy’s Tribute Portfolio brand, including its first outpost in Africa – Ciela, Lusaka, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa – which is set to open in Q2. Tribute hotels in Ibiza and Den Bosch in the Netherlands will also open in Q3.
The new additions bring the number of independent hotels operating under the three brands to 350.
Guests at Marriott Bonvoy’s Collection properties can earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points during their stays and will receive additional benefits of staying as a member.
“We know that travellers are increasingly looking for meaningful, unique travel experiences that connect them to the heart of the locale,” said Jenni Benzaquen, senior vice president EMEA brand portfolio and managing director of Marriott’s Design Hotels.
“With our Collection brands we have the unique opportunity to create one-of-a-kind, authentic experiences, enveloped in the convenience and amazing benefits of being part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 leading brands. As we plan for the return of leisure travel in sought-after destinations, we look forward to welcoming guests to these unique properties.”