The Autograph Collection of Marriott International introduces its first property in the Asia Pacific with the opening of The Stones Hotel in Legian, Bali. The firm also reported that it expects to have as many as 40 hotels by the year’s end. The Stones Hotel is the 36th hotel to join the Autograph Collection. "We are thrilled to introduce Autograph Collection to Asia," said Simon Cooper, president of Asia Pacific for Marriott International, Inc. "Bali represents the ideal location to launch this dynamic new concept for Marriott International, developed for travelers who seek an extraordinary independent hotel experience. We are confident travelers will respond positively to Autograph Collection as yet another offering within the Marriott International portfolio in the region."