The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa located in Manchester Village, Vermont will be leaving Marriott effective February 18, 2021 as the property will be going independent. Reservations are not being accepted past this date online at this time.
The Luxury Collection brand dates back to the Starwood times, however presently only has 19 proprieties in the U.S. Recently it’s seen that more hotels are leaving than being added with the Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel closing and reopening now part of Hyatt’s Alila brand.
As of now the Equinox Resort in Vermont will be operating as an independent property once leaving Marriott, however there’s always a chance it joins another major hotel chain in the future.
It appears the guest rooms are dated, and I’m sure in order to stay part of the Luxury Collection, Marriott would require the property to complete a guest room renovation, which could be one of the reasons it’s leaving.
Another speculation could be the ownership didn’t see the financial returns as being part of the Marriott brand, and as a result is terminating its franchise agreement with Marriott.
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