With seven new properties, Marriott International's Edition brand is scheduled to launch across four continents in 2018 and has many more in its pipeline. Created through a partnership between Marriott and boutique hotel creator Ian Schrager, the Edition brand is slated to grow exponentially from a collection of four to eleven properties by the end of 2018.
Following The Sanya Edition’s launch in December 2016, Edition’s Asian presence is scheduled to expand with two additional properties opening in Shanghai and Bangkok in 2018. In addition, the brand’s second and third European hotels are set for launch in Bodrum and Barcelona. Edition will open its first outpost in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi while the brand plans to increase its U.S. presence with two properties in New York’s Times Square and West Hollywood.
The brand’s expansion is expected to continue with the addition of nine further hotel launches planned across five continents by 2020, reaching a 20-property portfolio by the end of the decade and many more to come.
The Shanghai Edition
The Shanghai Edition is being developed at the northeast corner of Nanjing Road East and Henan Road in Puxi, West of Huangpu River and near The Bund. Once it is complete in mid-2018, the hotel will have two separate towers with 147 guestrooms.
The Bodrum Edition
The Bodrum Edition will be near Plamarina in Yalikavak at the western point of the Bodrum peninsula. The hotel will have 99 guestrooms, suites and villas when it opens in mid-2018.
The Times Square Edition
Also launching in mid-2018, The Times Square Edition is being developed at 701 Seventh Ave. On the corner of 47th Street, the hotel will have 457 guestrooms.
The Barcelona Edition
The 100-guestroom Barcelona Edition, which is also opening in mid-2018, will be in the Ciutat Vella District on the edge of El Born District near the beach.
The Bangkok Edition
Set to be Thailand’s tallest building when it is complete in mid-2018, The Bangkok Edition will be on Naratiwat Road. Close to North Sathorn Road junction, the hotel will have 155 guestrooms.
The Abu Dhabi Edition
The Abu Dhabi Edition will be in the downtown district on the waterfront of Al Bateen in the Abu Dhabi Marina. When it launches in late 2018, the hotel will have 244 guestrooms and 57 residences.
The West Hollywood Edition
The West Hollywood Edition is being developed at 9040 West Sunset Boulevard on the east corner of West Sunset Blvd. and North Doheny Drive. The hotel will have 190 guestrooms and 20 residences once it is complete in late 2018.