Marriott announce investment in new five-star WA hotel and staycation packages across the region

Australian Hotels Association (WA) are celebrating this week’s announcement by Marriott International that they will open a new five-star Westin hotel in the Margaret River region in 2023.

Reportedly the hotel will be branded, Westin Margaret River Resort and Spa, when it opens in 2023, and it will contain 120 rooms, three restaurants and 400 square metres of meeting space with a resort-style outdoor swimming pool and day spa.

AHA CEO Bradley Woods has welcomed the commitment by Marriott International to open this new five-star Westin hotel in the Margaret River region, and lauds it as a major step forward in the development of Western Australia’s accommodation and tourism industry.

Mr Woods said: “This is a significant investment for the state’s accommodation industry and one that demonstrates long term confidence in future growth in WA’s hotel sector.

“Prior to COVID-19, WA had strong visitation growth that was the envy of the country – we know that when international and interstate travel resumes, WA will be in a strong position for the industry to recover and today’s announcement by Marriott International reflects that confidence.

“For Western Australia, Margaret River is a key destination for international, interstate and intrastate travelers so for the area to soon have its first five-star resort will add a significant new draw card for the area.”

“The resort will create both jobs in the short term during the construction phase, but most importantly it will support long-term career opportunities and help grow the regional economy more broadly.”

“The road to recovery in a post-COVID world looks even more positive with the confirmation of Marriott International’s commitment to Western Australia and our state’s tourism and hospitality industry.”

Furthermore, Marriot International continues to show confidence in our industry and this week the group also launched new staycation packages across Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Island properties.

It stated: “Properties across Marriott International’s family of brands including Sheraton, Westin, W Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Four Points, and more will offer the packages to encourage travellers to reconnect, explore and book with confidence.

“As restrictions across Australia and the Pacific start to ease, it is vitally important we encourage local travel to rejuvenate industries so adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope our campaign entices our customers to start moving once again,” said Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Marriott International.


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