Launched amid much fanfare in 2007, the Edition concept was born out of a collaboration between Marriott and Ian Schrager, the hospitality veteran best known for co-founding the 1970s New York hot spot Studio 54.

Edition's splashy debut was poorly timed, however, with the financial crisis of 2008 quickly putting a damper on expansion plans. Despite targeting at least five development agreements by the end of its first year, the flag had just two properties, in Istanbul and Honolulu, by 2011.

Following those early setbacks, however, Edition appears to have undergone a reboot. The brand kicked off a renewed expansion drive in 2013, and although its Istanbul hotel later quietly left the fold, Edition's portfolio now spans nine locations.