It seems as if the coronavirus pandemic has claimed another high profile hotel, with news that Marriott’s ‘W’ hotel in Paris is to rebrand.
Les Echos reveals the news in this story.
Marriott is also believed to be losing the Westin Palace Vendome, a short stroll from the W. It was believed that Jumeirah was taking it over and funding a desperately needed renovation, but the hotel continues to be bookable on the Marriott website.
Marriott struggles with the luxury Paris market as it cannot use the Ritz Carlton brand due to trademark issues with the Hotel Ritz. It has the same problem in London and various other cities. St Regis is also believed to face trademark issues in Paris.
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