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Marriott International and Sunwing Travel Group announced on Feb. 9 that 19 of Sunwing's Blue Diamond Resorts' properties will become part of Marriott's Autograph Collection by mid-2021. The all-inclusive resort properties are in the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico.
Marriott had nine all-inclusive properties before this, as well as five new hotels that are being built in Mexico, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Brazil. The new properties more than double the size of Marriott's all-inclusive portfolio.
"We are thrilled to work with Sunwing Travel Group and expand into two new leisure destinations - St. Lucia and Antigua," said Tony Capuano, group president-global development, design and operations services for Marriott International. "Blue Diamond's expertise in the all-inclusive segment and high-quality resorts will help ensure that these properties serve as excellent additions to the Marriott portfolio. Today's signing is a testament to Marriott International's scale and loyalty platform, and we look forward to providing travelers seeking an all-inclusive experience with more choices in the Caribbean and Latin America."
In Mexico, five resorts anticipated to be accepted into the Autograph Collection include the Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort & Spa and the Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun.
The Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa, along with four other properties, are expected to join the all-inclusive portfolio in the Dominican Republic.
In Jamaica, the Royalton Negril Resort & Spa, along with four other properties, will be part of the Autograph Collection.
The Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa and the Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia will be converted into the collection, as well as Antigua's Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa and Costa Rica's Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica.
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