Marriott has inked a deal to open two all-inclusive, oceanfront resorts in the Caribbean. The Marriott Hotel Al Amaterra in Jamaica and the Autograph Collection in Curaçao will join the company’s recent acquisition of Barbados’ Elegant Hotels Group and new-build resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, as it looks to bolster its new all-inclusive platform.
The 800-room Marriott Hotel Al Amaterra is planned on a beachfront site within the Amaterra Resort, a mixed-use development along the North coast of Trelawney, Jamaica. The site features about three miles of pristine beachfront. The hotel’s owner/developer, Amaterra Group, expects to commence construction in early 2020.
In Curaçao, Marriott International signed an agreement to open a 283-room, all-inclusive Autograph Collection resort on an oceanfront site, marking its first contract for a franchised all-inclusive resort. To rise in the historical Pietermaai district of Willemstad, the capital of Curaçao, construction is expected to begin in June 2020, with completion by 2024.
The signings “underscore the tremendous momentum for our all-inclusive platform,” Marriott said in a statement.
Since the platform’s August launch, Marriott has contracts for seven all-inclusive resorts representing nearly 3,200 rooms across four countries. Other all-inclusive projects in the works include four newly build all-inclusive resorts in Mexico comprised of about 2,000 rooms under four brands, planned for Riviera Nayarit near Cancun. The resorts, expected to open between 2022 and 2025, are poised to fly The Ritz-Carlton, Autograph Collection, Westin Hotels and Marriott Hotels brands; and a 650-room Autograph Collection in the Dominican Republic scheduled to open in 2022.
Earlier this month, Marriott purchased Elegant Hotels, which owns and operates seven hotels in Barbados with 588 rooms and a beachfront restaurant; the majority of the properties are operated as all-inclusive resorts.