Marriott enters Papua New Guinea with the Executive Apartments brand
Marriott International is set to open its first hotel in Papua New Guinea following an agreement with Steamships Trading Company Ltd.
Marriott Executive Apartments Port Moresby, which will be located at the center of the mixed-use Harborside South development, is expected to open mid next year.
Marriott International Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Sean Hunt said the signing was an important
“This is a significant milestone signing and demonstrates the trust our owners have in our brands and distribution systems,” he said.
“Following the signing of Marriott Executive Apartments in Melbourne earlier this year, this second brand signing is expected to strengthen our offering which caters to guests looking to combine business and leisure travel with a sense of ‘home. -away from home” for longer stays. ”
The property will feature 88 modern one- and two-bedroom apartments with separate living, sleeping, and working areas, as well as a resident and guest lounge that offers light meals, self-service cocktails, and snacks. evening. The property is also expected to include a recreation floor with a lap pool, leisure pool, fitness center, three spa treatment rooms and a children’s recreation area.
The new Harborside South development also includes one retail floor and three floors of Grade A retail space and will connect to the Harborside East and West buildings on the Port Moresby waterfront.
Steamships chairman Geoff Cundle said the location and partnership with Marriott make it a “great complement”.
“The Harborside neighborhood connects the retail, commercial, leisure and residential facilities of Harborside South with the existing commercial floors and F&B outlets of Harborside East and West,” he said.
“Residents and guests of Marriott Executive Apartments will be able to live, shop, relax, work and dine in the luxury and security of the compound – the first of its kind in Papua New Guinea. We look forward to welcoming travelers to Papua New Guinea and rewarding their loyalty through Marriott Bonvoy.
Part of the wider Swire Group – which includes Swire Pacific Ltd, owners of Swire Hotels, Cathay Pacific Airways and other subsidiaries – Steamships is listed on both the ASX and the Papua New Guinea National Stock Exchange. (PNGX).