Launched in 2007, Edition Hotels is a collaboration between Marriott International and Ian Schrager, the hospitality veteran best known for co-founding the 1970s New York nightclub Studio 54 and the edgy Morgans Hotel Group.
The Edition brand currently has 10 hotels in operation with another 14 ready to open in the next couple of years.
A Rocky Start…
The brand got off to a rocky start with their first two properties in Honolulu and Istanbul. Both of which discontinued their relationship with Marriott and the Edition Brand. The former Waikiki Edition is now the Modern Honolulu and the former Istanbul Edition is now the Hyatt Centric Levent Istanbul.
Despite these early setbacks, The Edition Brand has hit it's stride and has great hotels & resorts (both operating and planned) in strategic markets across North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Caribbean.
Now Going Strong …
Marriott currently operates Edition Hotels in the following cities:
- Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
- Barcelona, Spain
- Bodrum, Turkey
- London, England
- Miami Beach, Florida
- New York, Clocktower
- New York, Times Square
- Sanya, China
- Shanghai, China
- West Hollywood, California
The pipeline of future development is strong as well, with 14 more Edition Hotels scheduled to open over the next several years. 2020 will see 7 hotel openings across the globe, including the first Edition resort in the Caribbean.
Edition properties to be launched in 2020:
- Reykjavik, Iceland
- Tokyo, Ginza, Japan
- Tokyo, Toranomon, Japan
- Rome, Italy
- Dubai, U.A.E.
- Kanai, Riveria Maya, Mexico
- Doha, Qatar
Edition properties to be launched in 2021:
- Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Milan, Italy
- Madrid, Spain
- Tampa, Florida, USA
Edition properties to be launched in 2022 and beyond:
- Nashville, Tennessee, USA
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Do Edition Hotels provide Marriott Bonvoy Elite Benefits?
Unfortunately, Edition does not “fully” participate in the Marriott Bonvoy program. You can earn points for your stays and you can use points to redeem free nights, but the most important Marriott Platinum and Titanium elite benefits are not honored at Edition.
In particular, there is no free breakfast benefit, no lounge access (because they don't have lounges) and you are not able to use Suite Night Awards for upgrades when staying at Edition properties.
Using Bonvoy Points for free nights
Bonvoy Point redemptions for free nights are calculated based on Marriott Bonvoy Rewards category. Each property is placed into a category based on criteria such as brand and location, each with a corresponding per-night points redemption cost.
Edition hotels can range from a category 5 property requiring 35,000 points per night for a standard redemption up to a category 8 property requiring 85,000 points per night. The breakdown is as follows:
Edition Hotels that are Marriott Bonvoy Category 5:
As a Marriott Category 5 property, the following Edition Hotel properties require anywhere from 30,000 – 40,000 Bonvoy points per night, depending on seasonality:
Edition Hotels that are Marriott Bonvoy Category 6:
As a Marriott Category 6 property, the following Edition Hotel properties require anywhere from 40,000 – 60,000 Bonvoy points per night, depending on seasonality:
Edition Hotels that are Marriott Bonvoy Category 7:
The majority of the Edition Hotels are Marriott category 7 and require anywhere from 50,000 – 70,000 Bonvoy points per night, depending on seasonality:
Edition Hotels that are Marriott Bonvoy Category 8:
The following Edition Hotel properties are Marriott category 8 and require anywhere from 70,000 – 100,000 Bonvoy points per night, depending on seasonality:
The Broadstreet – Edition's Magazine
Like many high end properties, Edition has their own media publication called Broadstreet. You can find both the current and past issues here..
The magazine covers everything from property profiles, to food, drink, personalities, travel tips, style and culture.
Edition Hotel Coupons, Deals and Promotions
If you are planning an upcoming stay at an Edition property make sure to check out their Special Offers page to save up to 30% with any current promotions they are running. The offers can be pretty good and change often, so always give it a quick check.
Also, make sure you sign up for the latest Marriott Bonvoy Promotion so you earn bonus points with your stay. Here it is…
Marriott Bonvoy Promotion: 2020
Finally, see if the property offers a corporate rate that you are eligible to use.
That's it…. Happy Travels!