Affirming Asia-Pacific’s standing as one of the fastest-growing luxury travel industries in the world, Marriott International has revealed its plan to open 13 new properties throughout the region by the end of 2019.

The hotels will be spread across its brands JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, and The Luxury Collection, adding to Marriott’s already impressive portfolio of 130 hotels in 10 countries and territories in Asia-Pacific.

“Global luxury travellers today are seeking more than just the opportunity to indulge, they want experiences that deliver personal meaning and significance,” said Peggy Fang Roe, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Asia-Pacific, Marriott International.

“In response, Marriott International continues to grow its footprint and experiential offerings in Asia–Pacific, providing highly contextualised and carefully curated experiences, allowing luxury travellers to explore their passions and grow on a personal level.”

Of the 13 new properties, three have already made their debuts – The St. Regis Hong Kong; IRAPH SUI, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Miyako Okinawa; and JW Marriott Hotel Qufu.

Luxury hotel brand JW Marriott will continue its rapid expansion in the region this year with four new hotels, including its first property in Asia, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong, and a stylish new resort opening in the Maldives in August.

Four new hotels are on the cards for The Ritz-Carlton, including a waterfront Perth location, which will mark the brand’s much-anticipated return to Australia following a decade-long absence.

Meeting the growing demands of the booming Chinese and Indian markets are The Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an, opening in June; The Ritz-Carlton, Pune, opening in September; and The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing, opening in October.

With a heritage dating back to 1906, The Luxury Collection comprises some of the world’s most renowned international hotels and resorts.

Opening this month is the ITC Royal Bengal in the emerging and commercial district of Kolkata, India, followed by the high-rise Na Lotus Hotel in Nanning, China in September.

To complement these new hotels, Marriott International’s new loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy promises to offer guests even more experiences in thousands of exclusive destinations throughout the region.

With its 5.5-hectare lagoon-style pool, more than 3,000 slot machines and 6,500-seat concert venue, this incredible guitar-shaped hotel is a music-lovers dream.