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Here are 10 new Marriott Bonvoy hotels you’ll want to visit in 2023

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We have been working with Marriott to bring you details of 10 new Marriott Bonvoy hotels opening in 2023 which would resonate with a UK audience.

We have run similar articles this week on new Hilton hotels for 2023 and new Hyatt hotels for 2023. You can also read new Marriott openings from 2022 here.

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Rome EDITION hotel



Many of you will know I am a big fan of EDITION Hotels after staying at The Barcelona EDITION (review here) and The Tampa EDITION (review here). The brand is now opening its first Italian property in Rome with just 93 rooms and suites, and joins the W Rome which opened earlier this year. As you would expect, The Rome EDITION is “a few steps” from the Via Veneto and fully walkable from the main sights. It is a development of a historic building designed by Cesare Pascoletti and Marcello Piacentini, one of the key proponents of fascist architecture in Rome and will feature a rooftop pool. Opening Spring 2023. The hotel website is here.

JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge


JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge

Marriott is opening its first safari lodge on the bank of the River Talek in the Masai Mara reserve. By all accounts the JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge will offer a boutique camping experience reminiscent of Al Maha (review here) in Dubai, with just 20 luxury tents. All tents feature private terraces with riverside views and the lodge will also feature a restaurant, lounge, pool, spa and firepit area. It will be the only luxury lodge in the Mara National Reserve. Opening in early 2023.

W Budapest


W Budapest

W Hotels has been growing significantly in Europe and Budapest is its latest home. The W Budapest is taking over the former Drechsler Palace, previously home to the Institute of Ballet on Andrassy Avenue, the city’s premier shopping district. 151 guest rooms and suites will be available including one Extreme WOW suite, and the hotel will also feature W staples such as the W Lounge, a Great Room, Away Spa, FIT fitnes centre and WET pool. The W brand has been doing a bit of growing up in recent years and the new concept looks seriously stylish. Opening 2023.

Hotel Dorothea Budapest

Hotel Dorothea, Autograph Collection

Budapest is getting a second new opening in the form of the Hotel Dorothea, an Autograph Collection hotel. This hotel brings together three historic buildings with a choice of 229 heritage and contemporary guest rooms. At the heart of the hotel is a communal garden and bar and restaurant serving Hungarian cuisine with a modern twist. In addition, Hotel Dorothea will feature an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and gym.

Moxy Tromso hotel


Moxy Tromso

Marriott’s Norwegian expansion continues with the opening of the Moxy Tromso, scheduled for May 2023. Located above the Arctic Circle, it will be Marriott Bonvoy’s most northerly hotel and the perfect place to experience the aurora borealis and the summer midnight sun. There will be 200 guest rooms in Moxy’s traditional cosy style plus an eleventh floor sky bar with views across the archipelago. If the Moxy Bergen (review here) is anything to go by then it will be a good value option in an otherwise expensive country! The hotel website is here.

Fairfield Copenhagen


Fairfield Copenhagen

Despite having over 1,000 locations worldwide, this will be the first Fairfield by Marriott hotel in Europe and the Middle East, so we’re keen to see what the brand has to offer. According to Marriott, “Fairfield celebrates the beauty of simplicity with an effortless hotel experience focused on bringing value, productivity, and a great night’s sleep” – in other words, this is a value brand that offers fewer amenities in return for a better rate. In this case, the Fairfield Copenhagen is half of a dual-brand property, with 234 guest rooms plus 81 rooms for Marriott’s long-stay Residence Inn brand. It’s located in North Harbor, within five minutes of public transport, local facilities and the waterfront.

Iaila Seychelles resort

The Seychelles

laïla, a Tribute Portfolio Resort

If you want to stay in a Marriott Bonvoy hotel in the Seychelles, your only option right now is the £6,500+ per night, helicopter-access-only North Island resort, one of the most luxurious properties in Marriott’s portfolio. Fortunately, Marriott is adding a second option in the form of laïla, a Tribute Portfolio resort on the main island of Mahé. It’s located on the edges of the south-eastern town of Anse Royale and features 76 guest rooms plus eight suites with plunge pools with views across the ocean or the near by mountains. With three restaurants, three bars, a spa, gym, pool and kids club, laïla looks like it could be a good family option. Opening February 2023. The hotel website is here.

St Regis London hotel

United Kingdom

The St Regis London

The St Regis London will be the result of a £90 million redevelopment of the Westbury Mayfair Hotel. The Westbury Mayfair Hotel is a former Luxury Collection hotel and has been part of the Marriott Bonvoy family for some time. The hotel is located on the corner of Bond Street and Conduit Street. Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, and Hermes are literally within spitting distance – as is virtually every other luxury brand. The Royal Academy is just round the corner. The renovation involves adding an eighth floor as well as rear extension, plus renovations to the facade and main entrance drop off area. The plan is to open with 196 rooms and suites. Designs are by Richmond International, which also worked on The Langham, Four Seasons Trinity Square and Fairmont Royal Pavilion (review here). There is no website yet and no opening date beyond ‘2023’.

W Edinburgh hotel

W Edinburgh

A long time coming, the W Edinburgh is set to finally open its doors in late 2023. Designed by the same architects behind the W London, the W Edinburgh is sure to become an iconic part of the Edinburgh skyline given the building’s unique shape! The 12 storey building will feature 234 rooms and suites whilst the rooftop will host a SUSHISAMBA with 360-degree views across the city. Opening late 2023.

Moxy Lower East Site New York

And, in the USA, one that just opened ….

Moxy Lower East Side, New York

Technically not a new opening for 2023, the Moxy Lower East Side opened its doors just a few weeks ago. This is the fourth Moxy hotel in New York developed in partnership with developer Lightstone, which also operates the Moxy Chelsea (review here) that impressed me this summer. There are 303 rooms in Moxy’s signature style here, some with what look like enticing views. Like the Moxy Chelsea, this one features a 16th floor rooftop bar in addition to a raft of other eating and drinking venues and is located on the border between Soho and the Lower East Side. Open now. The hotel website is here.

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (March 2023)

There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.

You can apply here.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

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You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

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You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:

and for small business owners:

Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.

The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (45)

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  • Ian M says:

    The Seychelles property looks good.

    I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the London St Regis doesn’t open this year sadly.

  • Derek Scott says:

    W Edinburgh building is officially known as The Ribbon but I personally think it resembles an Apple.. still an unique and new iconic building got the city, part of the new St James Quarter development. I can’t wait to see what the interior will look like and hope it’s classic, not typical W quirky

    • BlueThroughCrimp says:

      The St James Centre has the 💩 on top, definitely not an apple!

    • Andrew. says:

      That marketing picture must be old, it’s lost the golden lustre and is quite rusty now.

      Rusty jobby.

    • Harry T says:

      W interiors vary a lot, it’s a misconception that they are always quirky, IMO.

      • Will says:

        I’ve been to 4, Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Algarve and Dubai Palm and all the interiors were pretty out there. Definitely style over function.

        Have to hide half of the decoration above reach level when you stay in one with kids in case they smash weird delicate useless things they like to scatter around the room.

  • pauldb says:

    “It will be the only luxury lodge in the Mara National Reserve.” The neighbours/locals will love that!

  • vetjames says:

    How do you find out about these new hotels? We always enjoy staying in new hotels and actively seek them out—however sometimes it can be difficult.

    Any pointers on how to find them?

    • Chas says:

      Read articles like this! Seriously though, I don’t think Rhys has “found” these hotels, other than them being provided by Marriott – the clue is in the opening paragraph of the article.

      • Rob says:

        We usually hear when something decent opens, and we usually run an article if we think its suitable for our audience. This usually means ‘higher end hotels where Londoners tend to go on holiday or for weekend breaks’.

        • DaveJ says:

          Uh oh. That’s going to annoy the “the website mainly ready by people who work or live in London is too London centric” people

  • Tracey says:

    “ It will be the only luxury lodge in the Mara National Reserve” I’d take that with a pinch of salt. There are already luxurious lodges nearby.

    • Matt says:

      Presumably by luxury they mean priced at £1000+/night

    • KP says:

      Yes. Including Richard Branson’s hotel (just outside the Mara) and many other luxury properties inside Mara. You need to spend a good amount of $$$ to enjoy Mara. Im Kenyan

  • Harry T says:

    I hope W Edinburgh actually opens, it never looks like anyone if working on it, although I’m usually around there at the weekend. Edinburgh is woefully underserved by decent hotels, especially modern style ones.

    • Paul says:

      Just spent 2 nights at the IC in Edinburgh over New Year! It’s many things but never an IC.

      Edinburgh is awash with hotels but I’d agree, few decent ones!

      • Peggerz says:

        I had clients who were booked into the IC George last week but moved due to the poor service. Last week there were no concierge staff on duty one particular morning when I was there and the poor doormen were toiling to assist the residents.
        Since Covid, The IC George has really toiled to attract decent staff, though it didn’t help that all staff had been let go and then re-hired on worse contracts. Similar things happened at IHG’s Kimpton Charlotte.

    • Numpty says:

      The Virgin hotel Glasgow had been delaying its opening due to lack of staff. The staff they had recruited being paid to stay at home.

  • krys_k says:

    I was hoping for a decent Marriott in Birmingham. After a years worth of Aloft and AC, I’m (and Birmingham is too I’m sure) ready for something a little more upmarket. Don’t understand why England’s second city is served so badly by Marriott and indeed every other chain at the exclusive / luxury level.

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      And how ironic that it has had the only non-London Hyatt in the country since forever too despite being apparently anti-hotel.

      CP is the best of the bunch usually but it’s a poor bunch.

      • Tariq says:

        Stayed in the CP Birmingham last week after a long time at other hotels. Staff very good, but hard product really quite tired. Ready for a refurb.

        • Chrisasaurus says:

          It’s tatty, in certain spots certainty. Be nice if a refurb could make it less dark everywhere.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        The Grand is deffo the best of the bunch probably followed by hotel du vin and malmaison

        The big brand hotels are all below par

    • degsy says:

      Stayed in the AC for the first time just before Xmas and was ‘pleasantly’ surprised, although that says more about the standard of much of everything else available in Brum (certainly amongst the big chains).
      HGI Brindleyplace is also ok and has been my default option of late – it used to be CP but as noted below, this now feels very tired and quite soulless.

      • krys_k says:

        The ceiling is too low at this place and the rooms too big and empty (odd thing to say I know, but if you’ve been you’ll know what I mean). But nice staff. Black sheep coffee shop in house. Tiny but OK gym. But only 10 mins to China Town where the best restaurants are (in my view at least). I’ve not tried the other chains as was chasing Titanium. And I ended up liking the AC and if I just want peace and quiet as there is nothing there Aloft.

  • Gordon says:

    I personally would not put a luxury hotel and safari in the same sentence,
    I aim to tick a safari off my bucket list in the next 2 to 3 years, A Lodge would satisfy me, Maybe I have simple tastes….

    • Tom says:

      I would, but I wouldn’t put luxury and Marriott in the same sentence!

      • Novice says:

        @Tom, I agree.

        There’s not many hotels I’ve been to in my travels that have satisfied my standards or my expectations.

        But I can understand how some may think them luxury.

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