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We believe that our brand portfolio offers the largest and most compelling range of brands and properties in hospitality, with two overall styles of hotels — Classic, offering time-honored hospitality for the modern traveler, and Distinctive, offering memorable experiences with a unique perspective — each of which we group into three quality tiers: Luxury, Premium, and Select.
Luxury offers bespoke and superb amenities and services. Our Classic Luxury hotel brands include JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, and St. Regis. Our Distinctive Luxury hotel brands include W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, and Bulgari.
Premium offers sophisticated and thoughtful amenities and services. Our Classic Premium hotel brands include Marriott Hotels, Sheraton, Delta Hotels, Marriott Executive Apartments, and Marriott Vacation Club. Our Distinctive Premium hotel brands include Westin, Renaissance, Le Méridien, Autograph Collection, Gaylord Hotels, Tribute Portfolio, and Design Hotels.
Select offers smart and easy amenities and services with our longer stay brands offering amenities that mirror the comforts of home. Our Classic Select hotel brands include Courtyard, Residence Inn, Fairfield by Marriott, SpringHill Suites, Four Points, TownePlace Suites, and Protea Hotels. Our Distinctive Select hotel brands include Aloft, AC Hotels by Marriott, Element, and Moxy.
The following table shows the geographic distribution of our brands at year-end 2019:
(1) Includes two properties acquired when we purchased Elegant in December 2019 which we currently intend to re-brand under The Luxury Collection brand following the completion of planned renovations.
(2) Includes five properties acquired when we purchased Elegant in December 2019 which we currently intend to re-brand under the Autograph Collection brand following the completion of planned renovations.