Luxury hotel brand JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has announced its plans to open a new 380-room JW Marriott Hotel and Casino, which will include 16 residential condos located on the island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. The property will be operated by Marriott International under a long-term agreement with DesarrollosHotelco Turks and Caicos Ltd.
The nine-story hotel, scheduled to open in early 2016, will be built on an 11-acre site and is located on the Grace Bay beach along the north coast of Providenciales, 15 minutes from the Providenciales International Airport.
In addition to 380 guest rooms and suites, the hotel will feature a gourmet specialty restaurant, a three-meal-a-day restaurant, a lobby bar and lounge, and a pool bar and grill. The property will similarly have 1,300 square meters (13,993 square feet) of meeting space, including a ballroom; as well as a 962 square meter (10,355 square foot) spa and fitness center, a kids/teen club, three swimming pools and a 901 square meter (9,698 square foot) casino.
The primary architect for the project is Robert M. Coleman & Partners, who also designed the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, the Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club timeshare resort, the recently-opened Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino, and the Ritz-Carlton Aruba, which is currently under construction.
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts’ global portfolio consists of 60 properties in 24 countries. By 2015, the brand plans to operate 80 hotels in 28 countries. In addition to JW Marriott in Turks and Caicos, the brand expects growth in the Caribbean and Latin America region in the coming years. Properties in the pipeline include the 300-room JW Marriott Cabo San Lucas Resort, Mexico (2015), the 131-room JW Marriott Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2014), and the 225-room JW Marriott Hotel San Jose, Costa Rica (2015).