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Marriott International has signed an agreement with Steamships Trading Company for the group’s first property in Papua New Guinea.
Marriott Executive Apartments Port Moresby is set to open in mid-2023, as part of the capital’s Harborside South mixed-use development.
Marriott’s national debut is set to feature 88 modern residential apartments – offering the space, ambience and privacy of residential living. The new property is expected to feature one- and two-bedroom apartments with separate living, sleeping and working areas. Additional on-site amenities will include laundry services, kitchens equipped with refrigerators, dishwashers, cooktops, microwaves and ovens, and bathrooms. spacious dining rooms.
Upon opening, the Marriott Executive Apartments Port Moresby will also feature a resident and guest lounge that provides a relaxed environment for light meals, self-service options and evening cocktails. Additional plans call for a recreation floor featuring a lap pool, a leisure pool, a well-equipped fitness center, three spa treatment rooms, and a children’s recreation area.
Geoff Cundle, Chairman of Steamships, part of the Swire Group, said: “I am delighted that Steamships is working with Marriott International in Harborside South. Located in the CBD area of downtown Port Moresby and overlooking the Coral Sea and Fairfax Harbour, this is a landmark development for Steamships, and this property fits perfectly into the overall Harborside precinct. Residents and guests of Marriott Executive Apartments Port Morseby 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.
Marriott International Regional Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Sean Hunt, added, “We are delighted to be working with Steamships Trading Company to launch Marriott International’s first property in Papua New Guinea. Following our signing of Marriott Executive Apartments Melbourne earlier this year, this is an exciting signing and a testament to the confidence our owners have in this brand.
The aparthotel brand is also set to expand further into China, with developments including Marriott Executive Apartments Suzhou, Marriott Executive Apartments Xiamen and Marriott Executive Apartments Zhuhai Jiuzhou Bay.