Marriott to Expand in Japan
Monday February 11th, 2013 - 6:11AM GH
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TOKYO–The Mori Trust Group plans to convert its Gotenyama Garden Hotel Laforet in the Shinagawa district here to be rebranded the Tokyo Marriott Hotel in December, following an extensive renovation.
The hotel, which will be closed until the renovations are completed, will continue to be managed by Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts Once rebranded, the hotel will be the third Marriott-brand hotel in Japan, joining hotels in Okinawa and Nagoya. A fourth is scheduled to open in Osaka in 2014.
The Tokyo hotel will feature a restaurant, lounge and terrace overlooking the Gotenyama Garden, which is well known in Japan for its cherry blossom trees. Popular as a wedding destination, the hotel will include a new wedding chapel when it reopens.
Tags: • Hospitality • Construction/Renovation • Ownership •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.