by Sarah J.F. Braley | January 19, 2012

Marriott International will build five new Edition hotels, its luxury lifestyle brand that was created with Ian Schrager. An Edition planned for New York City will be constructed in Manhattan's "Clock Tower."  The conversion will begin at the end of this year. Other new Edition properties include projects under construction in Bangkok, Thailand, and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Contracts also have been signed for hotels in Los Angeles and Gurgaon, India. The Bangkok Edition will be part of a mixed-use development in one of the city's tallest buildings, and the Abu Dhabi property will be constructed in the Al Bateen Harbor complex. Opening next year will be the London Edition, in the city's Fitzrovia neighborhood.