The new properties will be:
- Academia of Athens in the Greek capital;
- Aegon Mykonos, a beach resort with a spa and private club;
- Hotel Universo, a sixteenth-century palace in the walled city of Lucca, near Florence;
- The Shelbourne, an iconic Dublin hotel founded in 1824;
HouseinAntwerp, occupying the city’s original Royal Exchange;
- Hotel Querencia de Seville in the Spanish city’s Old Town;
- La Caserne Chanzy in Reims, northeast France, also featuring La Grande Georgette restaurant in a restored firehouse;
- Hotel Banke, near the Louvre in Paris;
- Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic in Montreux, near Switzerland’s Lake Geneva;
- Bernini Rome, near the Italian capital’s Piazza Barberini;
- Schloss Lieser, a castle in Germany’s Moselle region (pictured below);
- The Burdock in Istanbul.
A brand that launched in 2010, Autograph Collection Hotels has grown from five hotels to more than 160 in nine years. Continuing to grow around the globe, the brand’s global pipeline comprises nearly 100 hotels, with 12 more now confirmed in Europe.
Hotels expected to debut this year include a beach resort in Mykonos; a sixteenth-century palace in the medieval walled city of Lucca near Florence; a fairy-tale castle in Germany’s Moselle region, and an iconic hotel at the heart of Dublin since opening in 1824.
With the 12 properties opening this year in Europe, Marriott’s Autograph Collection is able to grow its portfolio in Europe by 25%. Though most hotels are existing hotels that are signed over to be under the Marriott umbrella, it would be able to offer Marriott Bonvoy members with much more choices as part of the already biggest hotel group in the world.