Marriott signs first Caribbean Edition

Mexico: Marriott has signed a deal for an Edition hotel at Kanai on Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

The first Edition brand property in the Caribbean will be part of the wider Kanai development, which will eventually consist of four hotels and a beach club on a 183-hectare oceanfront site.

It’s part of a wider expansion in Mexico’s luxury market for Marriott, with 1,000 luxury-segment rooms in its pipeline across nine properties in the country.

That includes a planned Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort set to open in Mexico later this year called Zadun.

Another Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Mexico is also in the pipeline, a 110-room resort in the Costa Canuva development on the Riviera Nayarit.

“Mexico continues to be our biggest and most successful market in the region, thanks to our proven operating excellence, preferred brands and business platforms, and strong owner and franchise partnerships,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, chief development officer for Marriott International in the Caribbean and Latin America. “We are equally enthusiastic about 2019, given our strong pipeline, the launch of Marriott Bonvoy – the company’s new loyalty program – and the increasingly compelling value proposition that our size and scale can bring to our partners.”

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