Marriott takes first step into Papua New Guinea

by | 19 Sep 2022 | Hotel Projects, Projects

Imagery courtesy of Marriott International.

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Steamships Trading Company for the group’s first property in Papua New Guinea.

Marriott Executive Apartments Port Moresby is slated to open in mid-2023, within the capital city’s mixed-use Harbourside South development.

Home from home

Marriott’s national debut is anticipated to feature 88 modern residential apartments – offering space, ambiance, and the privacy of residential living. The new property is slated to feature one and two-bedroom apartments with separate living, sleeping, and working areas. Additional onsite amenities will include laundry services, kitchens equipped with a refrigerator, dishwasher, cooktop, microwave and oven, and spacious dining areas.

Upon opening, Marriott Executive Apartments Port Moresby will also feature a lounge for residents and guests that offers a relaxed environment for light meals, self-service options and evening cocktails. Additional plans call for a leisure floor which includes a lap pool, leisure pool, a well-equipped fitness centre, three spa treatment rooms, and a recreational zone for children.

Precinct fit

Geoff Cundle, chairman of Steamships, which is part of the Swire Group, said: “I’m delighted that Steamships will work with Marriott International at Harbourside South. Located in the CBD district of downtown Port Moresby, and overlooking the Coral Sea and Fairfax Harbour, this is set to be a flagship development for Steamships, and this property is an excellent fit within the overall Harbourside precinct. Residents and guests of Marriott Executive Apartments Port Morseby will be able to live, shop, relax, work, and dine within the luxury and safety of the precinct – the first of its kind in Papua New Guinea.”

Marriott International’s area vice president, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Sean Hunt, added: “We are excited to work with Steamships Trading Company to debut Marriott International’s first property in Papua New Guinea. Following our signing of Marriott Executive Apartments Melbourne earlier this year, this is an exciting signing and testament to the confidence our owners have in this brand.”

The aparthotel brand is also scheduled to push further into China, with developments including Marriott Executive Apartments Suzhou, Marriott Executive Apartments Xiamen and Marriott Executive Apartments Zhuhai Jiuzhou Bay.

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