Edition Boutique Hotel to Open in India
Just a week after we reported that the New York Edition would open a year early in 2014, we have more good news: Marriott has announced that it will introduce its Ian Schrager designed Edition in New Delhi within "the next few years."
Despite the Istanbul Edition being the brand's only open hotel (remember, the Waikiki Edition became the Modern Honolulu), you wouldn't know it from all the press and activity of late thanks to its eight properties in the pipeline: London (2013), Miami (2014), New York (2014), Bangkok (2015), Abu Dhabi, Gurgaon, Sanya, and New Delhi.
Back in October, we gave you the scoop on the London Edition, which is supposed to be the brand's big relaunch this year. The Miami Edition, unfortunately, just had its opening date pushed back by a year.
Marriott has been all over India the past few years, introducing the Courtyard, Fairfield, and Renaissance brands to the country. According to Arne M Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer for Marriott International, a Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott will also be in India later this year.
“India has about as many branded hotel rooms as Orlando, Florida in the US. So, we feel very confident that there’s plenty of room for growth in the country,” said Rajeev Menon, Area Vice-President, South Asia and Australia, Marriott Hotels India. “We expect to grow from 15 to over 50 hotels across seven brands, creating 8,000 new jobs in the next three years.”
As per usual, we'll get you the opening date and details when they become available.
[Photo composite: HotelChatter]