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Marriott International & Enjoy Group
“We are delighted to announce this new project with Enjoy Group, a renowned hospitality development and management company, and a long-standing partner of Marriott International in the region that has a proven record of developing exceptional products and destinations,” said Laurent de Kousemaeker, Chief Development Officer for Marriott International in the Caribbean and Latin America. “This agreement doubles down on Marriott’s commitment to building on the great success of Costa Rica as a travel destination and showcases the great appeal of the fast-growing Autograph Collection brand to our customers, owners, and developers."
Villa Lapas, Autograph Collection is anticipated to convert into the new brand in the last quarter of 2025, featuring 86 locally inspired guest rooms. Nestled amidst the lush forest and with breathtaking views of Costa Rica's tropical scenery, the Villa Lapas, Autograph Collection is set to offer expansive meeting spaces, a reimagined restaurant and bar, a new fitness center experience, an outdoor pool, outdoor playgrounds, and various other facilities and amenities. Located in the Central Pacific region, the new hotel will be a haven for travellers looking for scenic trails, adventurous bike rides, fishing, or relaxing on the beaches nearby.
Expected to debut in the exclusive Marina Bahia Golfito yacht bay during the last quarter of 2025, the new-build Marina Bahía Golfito, Autograph Collection is planned to offer 35 hotel rooms and 72 branded residences. A wide range of amenities, including meeting spaces, a restaurant, spa, fitness center, outdoor pool, and more, invites, guests and residents alike to experience a unique and culturally immersive hospitality experience. The Golfito region, celebrated for its natural splendor, boasts five national eco-parks, botanical gardens, and animal reserves. Nature enthusiasts can easily explore the ocean, secluded bays for whale-watching, park trails, and a variety of outdoor activities, including sportfishing.
In recent years, the Autograph Collection brand has driven great success for Marriott International’s conversion strategy in the Caribbean and Latin America.
With nearly 40 open hotels and a strong pipeline of 13 properties under development, owners and franchisees across the region appreciate the brand's flexibility, from locally curated collections to all-inclusive resorts, all while affiliating with Marriott’s global hospitality platform. For more information about Autograph Collection and development opportunities with Marriott International in Central America, visit hotel-development.marriott.com or contact Andres Madrigal in the Costa Rica Development Office at Andres.Madrigal@marriott.com.