Marriott Added Multiple Luxury Properties to its Portfolio in Japan in 2020

By Gracie Connell on 27 December 2020
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Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto

Marriott International said it had added six of its hotel brands in Japan over the course of the past year despite the presence of the coronavirus pandemic in the country..

The six brands are AC Hotels by Marriott, Aloft Hotels, Edition, JW Marriott, Fairfield by Marriott, and Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

Key additions to the market include the Tokyo Edition, Toranomon, the result of collaboration between Marriott, hotelier Ian Schrager, and the Mori Trust.  It is located in the Tokyo World Gate building, a 38-story mixed-use skyscraper, and occupies floors 31-36.  Other important additions include the JW Marriott Hotel Nara and the Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

All told, Marriott has 41 hotels in its higher categories in the Land of the Rising Sun.

“Japan has always been an important market to Marriott,” said Rajeev Menon, the president of chain’s Asia-Pacific division.

Marriott said it has plans to expand further into Japan and currently has over 30 hotels in development, including the Bulgari Tokyo and 18 additional Fairfield by Marriott locations.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)


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