Pearls of the Pacific

In addition to launching two new resorts, Marriott revamps and reopens several of its properties in the Pacific

By: Kaitlyn Voyce

Marriott’s Pearls of the Pacific collection of hotels and resorts will soon be expanding. With 14 properties already and two on the way, “Pearls of the Pacific” have been designed to offer clients beauty and relaxation.

In April 2007, Marriott International will open a property in Fiji, specializing in “approachable luxury.” The resort, located in Momi Bay, will feature 250 rooms, with 61 one- and two-bedroom villas equipped with private plunge pools and full kitchens. Clients can also enjoy the 18-hole golf course, nightclub, canoe-shaped rooms over the water, lagoons, pools, three restaurants, fishing along the coastline and a famous surfing spot nearby. Marriott is focusing on Fiji’s environment by offering spa treatments infused with local elements.

The Renaissance Bali Resort & Spa is slated to open soon. The property will be the only all-villa resort in Nusa Dua, boasting 126 luxury villas, each with private plunge pools. Balinese-inspired architecture, thatched roofs and open-air showers will be part of every villa. The resort will include a seafood grill, cooking school, spa, two outdoor pools, lighted tennis court and a watersports center.

After experiencing hurricane damage, CasaMagna Marriott Cancun and the JW Marriott Hotel Cancun have reopened with about 60 percent of the room counts back. In addition, the restaurants spas at each resort are up and running.

Also in Mexico, the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta will be opening a 21,000-square-foot spa incorporating contemporary Asian elements, 12 treatment rooms, fitness center, Pilates and yoga studios, two tennis courts, indoor lap pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, as well as a nail and hair salon. In addition, the resort now features eight golf courses.

In Hawaii, the company is putting $50 million into the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and making renovations to the Waikoloa Beach Marriott. Both properties will be using the new “Revive” line of linens. The 10,000-square-foot Mandara Spa and all rooms at the Wailea property are completed, although some renovations and landscaping are still taking place. The Waikoloa property will feature new rooms, lobby, pool and landscaping. Officials say there is a lot of development in the area, so the resort will be close to many new shops and restaurants.

The Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort in Costa Rica is adding a smaller spa to fit with the resort’s eco-environment. The resort is promoting youth golf by offering free golf and lessons for kids 15 and under with a full-paying adult.

Marriott International is putting $30 million into Guam Marriott Resort & Spa, which is billed as a romantic getaway with many facilities for on-site weddings.


Marriott's Pearls of the Pacific

Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club, Hawaii
JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Hawaii
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hawaii
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hawaii
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hawaii
Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort, Hawaii
Guam Marriott Resort & Spa, Guam
Renaissance Okinawa Resort, Japan
Okinawa Marriott Resort Kariyushi Beach, Japan
Renaissance Naruto Resort, Japan
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort, Australia
Courtyard by Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort, Australia
Casa Magna Puerto Vallarta Resort, Mexico
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, Costa Rica