Autograph Collection Hotels Expands Portfolio in Asia

BETHESDA, MD—Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinguished portfolio of independent hotels, is planning to debut four properties in Asia next year. 

In early 2017, the brand expects to open The Shanhaitian Resort Sanya in China; The Majestic Hotel and Hotel Stripes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and RYSE hotel in Seoul, South Korea.

The Shanhaitian Resort Sanya is located in the Da Dong Hai Bay area of the Sanya region on China’s Hainan island. The property’s contemporary design exudes a fashion-forward aesthetic anchored by style and self-expression. Originally built in the 1930s, The Majestic Hotel is an Art Deco landmark and is home to The Smoke House, a celebrated lounge and bar featuring a card and cigar room, screening room, bespoke tailor and gentleman’s grooming salon. Hotel Stripes is an urban hotel in the Jalan Kamunting area of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which is home to a burgeoning art and culinary scene. RYSE hotel in Seoul, South Korea embodies the creative spirit of the city’s Hongdae district with an artistic and design-centric aesthetic, according to the brand.

“Over the past few years, there has been a growing demand in Asia for authentic and engaging travel experiences that highlight the distinctive qualities of the locale—something that sits at the very heart of the Autograph Collection philosophy,” said Julius Robinson, VP & global lead, Autograph Collection Hotels. “We are delighted to debut four exactly-like-nothing-else properties in exotic new locations that both deliver on this demand and shine a light on our brand’s commitment to offering differentiated guest experiences at one-of-a-kind hotels around the world.”

“We are thrilled to have this vital opportunity to continue growing Autograph Collection’s brand presence in Asia,” said Mike Fulkerson, VP of brand marketing, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “The exponential amount of growth in the region over the last few years, particularly in China, offers rich development opportunities for the brand and we believe these four properties will open even more doors for the collection.”

Currently, there are four Autograph Collection hotels in the Asia-Pacific region, including The Stones Hotel – Legian Bali in Indonesia; The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo in Japan; The Plaza Seoul in South Korea; and Pier One Sydney Harbour in Australia.