Phuket Town

Marriott Plans Three New MICE Hotels for Thailand

Marriott International is launching its Courtyard by Marriott, Marriott Marquis and JW Marriott brands in Thailand. The move is via a new deal with Asset World Corporation (AWC), a Thailand-based lifestyle real estate group, for three hotels comprised of nearly 1,550 rooms expected to open between late 2020 and 2024. Under the agreements, AWC is expected to open a 248-room Courtyard by Marriott in late 2020 in Phuket, as well as a 900-room Marriott Marquis hotel and a 398-room JW Marriott hotel, both in Pattaya.

Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town

Targeted to open in late 2020, the Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town will be the product of a renovation of the Metropole Phuket Hotel, which is in the heart of Phuket Town, surrounded by historic Chino-Portuguese buildings and scenic streets. Plans call for the property to offer 248 guest rooms, two food and beverage outlets and approximately 21,500 square feet of meeting space.

JW Marriott The Pattaya Beach Resort & Spa and Pattaya Marriott Marquis Hotel

These two properties are planned for Central Pattaya within AWC’s Mega Scale Mixed-Use Destination, which is modeled after the Asiatique The Riverfront in Bangkok. The JW Marriott The Pattaya Beach Resort & Spa and Pattaya Marriott Marquis Hotel together are expected to offer 1,298 guest rooms; 11 food and beverage outlets; and approximately 107,600 square feet of convention, event and meeting spaces once opened.

AWC’s Mega Scale Mixed-Use Destination project comprises an array of indoor and outdoor retail spaces, with attractions aimed at all age groups, including luxury accommodations, and a target market of both MICE and leisure travelers. The construction of the project is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2023 and be ready to open in the second quarter of 2024.

Asset World Corporation is one of the largest owners of Marriott International properties in Asia Pacific (excluding China) with more than 4,200 rooms across Thailand.

Pictured: The Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town will be set in the heart of Phuket Town. // Photo by Getty Images

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