Marriott Worldwide has introduced a big growth of its all-inclusive portfolio by means of a long-term settlement with Sunwing Journey Group’s resort division, Blue Diamond Resorts.
The latter has an intensive portfolio of resort properties all through the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico.
The settlement is anticipated to propel Marriott into the listing of high ten international all-inclusive gamers by including 19 franchised resorts totalling practically 7,000 rooms throughout six locations.
Marriott mentioned the transfer would double its presence within the all-inclusive phase to 33 properties by 2025.
The vast majority of the properties are anticipated to be transformed into Marriott’s Autograph Assortment by mid-2021.
“We’re thrilled to work with Sunwing Journey Group and increase into two new leisure locations – St. Lucia and Antigua,” mentioned Tony Capuano, group president, international improvement, design and operations providers, Marriott Worldwide.
“Blue Diamond’s experience within the all-inclusive phase and high-quality resorts will assist be certain that these properties function wonderful additions to the Marriott portfolio.
“In the present day’s signing is a testomony to Marriott Worldwide’s scale and loyalty platform, and we stay up for offering travellers looking for an all-inclusive expertise with extra selections within the Caribbean and Latin America.”
Marriott Worldwide launched its multi-brand all-inclusive portfolio platform in 2019 and has 9 open motels throughout Costa Rica, Barbados and Mexico with an extra 5 motels within the pipeline in Mexico, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Brazil.
With this settlement, one other 19 are anticipated to hitch the portfolio.
“We’re excited to enter into this settlement with Marriott Worldwide, and introduce Blue Diamond Resorts’ portfolio of motels to their Autograph Assortment model,” mentioned Stephen Hunter, chief government, Sunwing Journey Group.
“Our luxurious, award-winning motels will profit from Marriott’s world-renowned popularity and esteemed journey program, all whereas bolstering our mission to deliver unparalleled trip experiences to clients.”
The deal contains motels in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Costa Rica, in addition to St. Lucia and Antigua.
Marriott beforehand mentioned it will leverage eight of its 30 international manufacturers within the all-inclusive class: The Ritz-Carlton, The Luxurious Assortment, Marriott Accommodations, Westin Accommodations, W Accommodations, Autograph Assortment, Tribute Portfolio and Delta Accommodations by Marriott.