News for the Hospitality Executive
August 29, 2011 - "This is a deeply unfortunate, regrettable and illegal event. The owner and its partners raided the hotel literally under cover of night, forcibly taking over the property and threatening our employees with dismissal unless they immediately agreed to a change of management. We will aggressively and vigorously pursue all remedies against the owner and its partners in this illegal act," said Arne Sorenson, Marriott’s president and chief operating officer.
The company said that the hotel’s owner had knowingly,
wrongfully, and materially breached a long-term management agreement
with Marriott with 29 years remaining. Marriott has demanded that the
owner’s partner vacate the hotel and return control to Marriott.
Marriott will also seek substantial damages from the hotel’s owner and
its partners for their conduct in damaging the operation and reputation
of the hotel, Marriott and the EDITION brand.
Marriott is actively pursuing development projects for the
EDITION brand in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Mexico
City, and Bangkok.
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