Marriott International announces five new hotels for EDITION, a luxury lifestyle hotel brand created in partnership with Ian Schrager.
The brand is on track to have six hotels operating in major global gateway cities on three continents by 2015, including one of Manhattan's most beloved buildings, the “Clock Tower.”
New EDITION hotels announced include projects under construction in Bangkok and Abu Dhabi, as well as contracts signed for hotels in Los Angeles and Gurgaon, India.
The New York EDITION will be located at the landmark Clock Tower building at 5 Madison Avenue, which was acquired for $165 million. While design work is already underway, the renovation and conversion of the iconic Clock Tower building will begin in late 2012.
The London EDITION will open next year in the historic building formerly known as the Berners Hotel, located in the city’s Fitzrovia neighborhood.
The Miami Beach EDITION, under construction in the former Seville Hotel, is expected to open in late 2013. The Istanbul EDITION is open and operating under a long-term management agreement.
EDITION is an unexpected and refreshing collection of customized, cutting-edge, and one-of-a-kind properties.
Each one is thoughtfully designed to reflect the individuality, authenticity, and unique attributes of its location, while appealing to a sophisticated traveller who is accustomed to extraordinary service with a modern touch.
Properties are intended to showcase the best in dining and nightlife, services and amenities for travellers and local residents.