2023 development preview: Marriott’s The Edition

Pictured: rendering of The Rome Edition.
THP News kicks off a special preview of 2023 hotel developments with a look at Marriott International luxury lifestyle brand The Edition’s expansion plans.

The marque is aiming to double its portfolio to 30 sites by 2027, and is evolving its concept with the introduction of standalone luxury residences.

Ongoing expansion

With 15 hotels currently open worldwide, Edition Hotels expects five new properties to launch in 2023, with four in new destinations including Rome, Mexico’s Riviera Maya at Kanai, Singapore, and Jeddah, along with a second Tokyo location in Ginza.

The brand’s ongoing expansion is slated to continue into 2024 and beyond, with hotel signings this year in several primary destinations, including Lake Como and the Red Sea.

Individualised hotels

Edition is a collection of individualised hotels, balancing design and innovation while combining personal modern luxury service with restaurant, bar and entertainment concepts. Each Edition property delivers a lifestyle experience all under one roof, aimed at reflecting the best of the cultural and social milieu of its location and of the time.

Following the success of Edition residences as part of hotel developments in Miami, West Hollywood, and Tampa, the first standalone Edition branded residences are under development in Miami Edgewater and Fort Lauderdale, anticipated to launch in 2026 and 2027 respectively. The residences represent a new generation of luxury homeownership, designed with Edition’s signature fusion of modern sophistication and authentic creativity inspired by the locale.

Robust pipeline

Josh Fluhr, senior vice president and global MD, commented, “Edition’s rapid hotel growth and the interest from the development community to build standalone residences clearly illustrates the strength of the brand.

“Extending our luxury lifestyle hospitality brand into the standalone residential arena provides our most loyal guests an opportunity to literally live the Edition lifestyle without leaving home. By the end of 2023, we expect that Edition will operate in 20 destinations as we add hotels in new and existing markets across three continents while continuing to build a robust pipeline.”

Next year’s slate

The planned 2023 openings include:

The Rome Edition, expected opening spring 2023
Edition Hotels’ first Italian property will feature 93 rooms and suites, including two penthouses each with a private terrace. The site will offer a signature restaurant with outdoor dining space, a Punch Room bar and a rooftop terrace. In addition to customisable indoor and outdoor event spaces, plans also call for a rooftop swimming pool, a high-tech gym, and two treatment rooms including a couples-massage experience. The hotel is housed within a historical building designed by Cesare Pascoletti in collaboration with architect Marcello Piacentini.

The Riviera Maya Edition at Kanai, expected opening summer 2023
Edition’s first property in Mexico will be situated within the luxurious Kanai development. With 180 rooms and suites, the hotel will be home to six food and beverage outlets including a signature restaurant, pool bar and beach club, destination spa and a 206 sq m penthouse suite. In addition to multiple meeting spaces, the hotel will also house an extensive outdoor deck for large-scale events and parties.

The Jeddah Edition, expected opening summer 2023
Edition is set to expand into Saudi Arabia with its expected third property in the Middle East. The hotel is located along the Jeddah Corniche next to the Yacht Club & Marina as well as the F1 racetrack. With 63 rooms, including 11 suites, the new hotel is slated to feature a signature restaurant, lobby lounge, intimate bar, rooftop and pool.

The Tokyo Edition, Ginza, expected opening summer 2023
Following the successful launch in late 2020 of The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon, the brand’s debut in Japan, The Tokyo Edition, Ginza will be situated just off Chuo Street, one of the largest upscale entertainment and shopping destinations in the city. The newly-constructed property includes plans for 78 rooms and suites, three food and beverage destinations including a rooftop bar, together with a meeting studio and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.

The Singapore Edition, expected opening autumn 2023
Singapore is slated to be the location of Edition’s first hotel in southeast Asia, with a 190-room property located in the heart of the downtown Orchard district. In addition to five restaurant and bar venues, a rooftop pool, spa, and fitness centre, plans also call for 600 sq m of indoor and outdoor meeting space for events.