BETHESDA, Md.—The Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s portfolio of independent hotels, has added Pier One Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Australia, the oceanfront Pier South Resort in San Diego, Calif., and the Hotel Chicago (formerly the Hotel Sax) in Chicago, Ill. The collection nears 60 hotels worldwide.
Representing Autograph Collection’s debut in Australia, Pier One Sydney Harbour is located alonside the harbor and features 189 guestrooms, including 18 suites. It offers easy access to the historic heart of the central business district, The Rocks, and tourist destinations including Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House, Martin Place, and the Castlereagh Street shopping strip. The hotel’s Front Restaurant and Bar offers alfresco dining on the Pier complemented by a modern Australian menu and extensive wine list. Guests can arrive by water taxi or by yacht via the hotel’s private pontoon, which provides direct water access to nearby attractions.
The beachfront boutique Pier South Resort in San Diego marks the Autograph Collection’s first resort in Southern California. With 78 suite-style accommodations, a new coastal tavern, a full-service spa, and quintessential California ambience, this intimate boutique hotel provides a four-star coastal escape, just steps from the sand and 20 minutes from downtown San Diego’s vibrant Gaslamp District. Each of the hotel’s 620-square-foot suites showcases clean design, refined textures, and seamless technology, plus custom appointments and textiles, floor-to-ceiling windows, separate living areas, private balconies, and dramatic ocean views.
Representing Autograph Collection’s debut in Chicago, Hotel Chicago’s artistic décor and eclectic surroundings provide a fitting backdrop for its setting in the city’s downtown River North area.