Marriott expanding its all-inclusive portfolio with properties in Barbados

Posted on October 18, 2019 by in Destinations & Inspiration, Marriott Hotels, Travel Deals, Travel News

Marriot launched an all-inclusive platform, allowing Marriott Bonvoy members new options for earning and redeeming points. Now they announced the addition of seven new Barbados resorts to their portfolio!

Marriott’s all-inclusive platform

Marriott has signed management contracts with hotel developers who plan to build five new all-inclusive resorts. These are expected to be open between 2022 and 2025. This will include more than 2,000 hotel rooms in the Caribbean and Latin America. The planned resorts are:

In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic:

  • 650-room Autograph Collection resort – 2022 anticipated opening

NIA, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico:

  • 240-room The Ritz-Carlton resort – 2023 anticipated opening
  • 400-room Westin Hotels resort – 2023 anticipated opening
  • 300-room Autograph Collection resort – 2025 anticipated opening
  • 500-room Marriott Hotels resort – 2025 anticipated opening

Nia, the planned all-inclusive destination with four Marriott International brands

“By bringing together a mix of premium and luxury brands on our beautiful, oceanfront site, we have the opportunity to redefine what ‘all-inclusive vacationing’ truly means. We have high confidence in Marriott International, the power of its brands and loyalty program, and are confident that this project will be a success.” said Gerardo Férnandez, Managing Director, Hospitality Platform, Artha Capital in the announcement

Next stage of Marriott’s all-inclusive platform

Marriott just announced its new deal, they will acquire Elegant Hotels Group. Marriott plans on doing full renovations of these resorts and then they will operate these hotels as all-inclusive resorts in the Marriott brand. Elegant owns and operates seven hotels with 588 rooms and a beachfront restaurant on the island of Barbados. Six of the seven properties are situated along the prestigious west coast of Barbados commonly known as the platinum coast.

“There is a strong and growing consumer demand for premium and luxury properties in the all-inclusive category.The addition of the Elegant portfolio will help us further jumpstart our expansion in the all-inclusive space while providing more choices on the breathtaking island of Barbados for our 133 million Marriott Bonvoy members. ” Arne Sorenson, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International said in the announcement


About the author: Mila Kostic is a native of Belgrade, Serbia. After majoring in sociology at the Belgrade University she has been working as tutor and coach. Prior to taking on her role at Mighty Travels, she wrote for a video games, fitness, and health lifestyle website. After starting her work with the Mighty Travels team she discovered her passion for travel and travel writing. Now, she is focused on bringing you the newest travel news. In her portfolio here at Mighty Travels, you can find articles on Airline news, hottest credit card deals, tips and tricks on earning miles and much more. You can reach her at [email protected]

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