TOKYO, Japan— Mori Trust Group and Marriott International Inc. announced an agreement for the US hospitality company to convert the Gotenyama Garden Hotel Laforet Tokyo to its flagship Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand.
Currently managed by Mori Trust and operated by Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts, the Gotenyama Garden Hotel Laforet Tokyo will be rebranded as the Tokyo Marriott Hotel and is expected to reopen in December 2013.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in Tokyo, John Marriott, vice-chairman of the Board of Marriott International Inc., said, “We are delighted to be working with Mori Trust here in Japan to open this wonderful hotel as a Marriott Hotels & Resorts property later this year. At its heart, Marriott International is very much a family company with strong cultural values. We believe that these values for people and business are shared with Mori Trust, and we look forward to a very long relationship with them in Japan. I would like to thank the executives of Mori Trust for choosing Marriott International, and I am delighted to be here today to announce this landmark deal between our two organisations.”
The property will be the fourth Marriott-brand hotel in Japan in addition to its properties in Okinawa, Nagoya and, in 2014, Osaka.