NEW YORK—Created through a partnership between boutique hotel creator Ian Schrager and Marriott International, 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 opening in December 2016, Edition’s Asian presence is scheduled to expand with two additional properties launching in Shanghai and Bangkok in 2018. In addition, the brand’s second and third European hotels are set for launch in Bodrum, Turkey, and Barcelona, Spain. Edition will launch its first outpost in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi, while the company plans to increase its U.S. presence with two properties located in New York’s Times Square and West Hollywood, CA.
The brand’s rapid expansion is expected to continue with the addition of nine additional hotel launches planned across five continents by 2020, reaching a 20-strong property portfolio by the end of the decade with more to come, according to the company.
Here are more details on the properties:
The Shanghai Edition is a combination of two separate towers with 147 guestrooms. Set to launch in mid-2018, the hotel’s design includes 10 levels of public space, including five meeting studios and two forums, totaling over 2,800 sq. ft.
Also launching in mid-2018, the Bodrum Edition will have 99 guestrooms, suites and villas all with views of the Aegean Sea, some with private pools, balconies and gardens. Amenities include an infinity pool, garden lounge, spa facilities with Turkish Hammam and fitness center, kids’ club and an exclusive beach club with jetty that houses private cabanas.
The Times Square Edition will offer 457 guestrooms with four levels of public space, including a 5,000-sq.-ft. performance venue, a 1,900-sq.-ft. meeting studio, fitness center and a lobby lounge at check-in level. Set to open in mid-2018, the hotel’s F&B outlets will include a signature restaurant leading out onto a 5,800-sq.-ft. beer garden and event deck overlooking Times Square, and an all-day dining venue.
The Barcelona Edition will have 100 guestrooms, a signature restaurant, lobby bar/café, Sky bar, swimming pool and state-of-the-art fitness center and a night club. It is slated to open in mid-2018.
Known as Thailand’s tallest building, The Bangkok Edition will be located along Naratiwat Rd., close to North Sathorn Road junction. There will be 155 guestrooms and five levels of public space, offering over 5,500 sq. ft. of combined meeting space including a boardroom, main function room and outdoor banquet terrace. A mid-2018 opening is scheduled.
The Abu Dhabi Edition will be situated in the downtown district on the waterfront of Al Bateen in the Abu Dhabi Marina. Accommodations will include 244 guestrooms and 57 exclusive residences. F&B will include two signature restaurants, a gourmet market, lobby bar, tea lounge, pool bar and three-story nightclub. It will open in late 2018.
The West Hollywood Edition will open in late 2018 with 190 guestrooms, 20 luxury residences and over 5,200 sq. ft. of meeting space. F&B outlets include a signature restaurant, a lobby lounge, rooftop venue and a nightclub/bar.