Marriott International is planning to open all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico with a mix of new-build properties and conversions of existing resorts.
The hotel giant will open a 650-room all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, as part of its Autograph Collection in 2020, and feature all-inclusive properties in its planned NIA resort complex in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.
The NIA project will include a 240-room The Ritz-Carlton resort (2023), a 400-room Westin Hotels resort (2023), a 300-room Autograph Collection resort (2025), and a 500-room Marriott Hotels resort (2025).
This announcement marks new territory for Marriott which has not seriously competed in that market segment until now. Some Marriott resort properties have offered all-inclusive options to guests at an additional cost.
“Our new all-inclusive resort platform is a natural progression for Marriott International,” said Tony Capuano, Marriott’s executive vice president and global chief development officer.
“It will provide the ownership community a game-changing value proposition for their luxury and premium resort projects around the world, while providing guests a new vacation option with brands they trust.”