Created through a ground-breaking partnership between boutique hotel creator and innovator Ian Schrager and the global hospitality powerhouse Marriott International, the Edition brand is slated to grow exponentially from a collection of four to eleven properties by the end of 2018.
“All of the Edition hotels are unique, original and one of a kind, embedded with a sense of time and place,” Schrager said.
2018 is expected to see Edition firmly positioned as the travel industry’s first truly global luxury lifestyle hotel brand. With each hotel distinctive in its own right, Edition will continue to break new ground and take the hospitality industry into bold, uncharted areas. Its timeless design, uncompromising quality, true originality and impeccable modern service, has defined the boutique hotel category.
Following The Sanya Edition’s launch in December 2016, Edition’s Asian presence is scheduled to expand with two additional properties launching in Shanghai and Bangkok in 2018. In addition, the brand’s second and third European hotels are set for launch in Bodrum and Barcelona. Edition will launch its first outpost in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi, whilst Edition’s plans to increase its US presence with two properties located in New York’s Times Square and West Hollywood.
The brand’s rapid expansion is expected to continue with the addition of nine further hotel launches planned across five continents by 2020, reaching a 20-strong property portfolio by the end of the decade and many more to come.
The Shanghai Edition (pictured above), located at the northeast corner of Nanjing Road East and Henan Road in Puxi, West of Huangpu River and just a 5 minute walk from The Bund, is a unique combination of two separate towers featuring 145 guest rooms. The hotel’s design includes 10 levels of public space including 5 meeting studios and 2 forums, totalling to over 265 square meters. Food and beverage outlets include a signature Japanese restaurant on the 27th floor, a Cantonese dining venue featuring 5 private dining rooms, an all-day dining venue, 3 lounge bars, an indoor nightlife venue and 2 rooftop bars.
The Bodrum Edition will be located just 3 kilometers from Plamarina in Yalikavak at the western point of the Bodrum The Bodrum Edition is located just 3 kilometers from Plamarina in Yalikavak at the western point of the Bodrum peninsula. The hotel features 99 guest rooms, suites and villas many with views of the Aegean Sea — some with private pools, balconies and gardens. The hotels design includes an infinity pool, garden lounge, state-of-the art spa facilities with Turkish Hammam and fitness center, kids’ club and an exclusive beach club with jetty that houses private cabanas. Unique food and beverage outlets include a bar, gourmet specialty grill overlooking the bay, night club, and an all-day casual dining venue. The hotel also has over 1,200 sq. meters of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space including meeting studios, a ballroom and boardroom.
The Times Square Edition, to be located at 701 Seventh Avenue on the corner of 47th Street, features 452 guest rooms with four levels of public space including a 5,000 sq. ft. performance venue, a 1,900 sq. ft. meeting studio, state-of-the-art fitness center and a lobby lounge at check in level. The hotel also boasts distinctive food and beverage outlets including a signature restaurant leading out onto a 5,800 sq. ft. beer garden and event deck overlooking Times Square, and an all-day dining venue also featuring terraces with views of Times Square.
The Barcelona Edition is located on the edge of El Born District, in the heart of the city, beside the Barcelona Cathedral and right next to the Santa Caterina Market, steps away from main city beaches, las Ramblas and main luxury shops as well as Gaudí buildings on Passeig de Gràcia. The hotel features 100 guest rooms, a signature restaurant, state of the art club and lounge, bespoke cocktail bar, rooftop bar, outdoor pool and fitness center.
Known as Thailand’s tallest building, The Bangkok Edition will be located along Narathiwat Road, close to North Sathorn Road junction. The hotel features 154 guest rooms and 5 levels of public space, offering over 5,500 sq. ft. of combined meeting space including a boardroom, main function room and outdoor banquet terrace. Food and beverage outlets include two signature restaurants, a lobby bar and pool bar. A pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and spa with 4 treatment rooms will also be available for hotel guests.
The Abu Dhabi Edition will be situated in the downtown district on the waterfront of Al Bateen in the Abu Dhabi Marina. The hotel features 198 guest rooms and 57 exclusive residences. Unique food and beverage outlets include 2 signature restaurants, a gourmet market, lobby bar, tea lounge, pool bar and 3-story nightclub. Two pools, state-of-the-art fitness center and spa with 7 treatment rooms are also available for hotel guests. The hotel also has over 900 square meters of meeting and events space including several meeting studios, a ballroom and boardrooms.
The West Hollywood Edition, to be located at 9040 West Sunset Boulevard on the east corner of West Sunset Blvd. and North Doheny Drive, features 190 guest rooms, 20 luxury residences and over 5,200 sq. ft. of meeting space. Food and beverage outlets include a signature restaurant, a lobby lounge, rooftop venue and a nightclub/bar. Also available will be a rooftop pool /pool deck and a 4-treatment room spa.