Schrager Responds To Waikiki Edition Lawsuit

NEW YORK — Hotelier Ian Schrager issued a statement in response to the lawsuit filed recently against him and Marriott International regarding alleged unsatisfactory involvement in the Waikiki Edition hotel.

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According to Schrager's statement:

"I've been referring all inquiries to Marriott, but couldn't sit on the sideline after reading all the coverage. Below is my statement:

I'm going to let the hotel, media and customer reviews speak for themselves. The Edition Waikiki, in its first 6 months, has received rave reviews. Marriott is the best operator in the business, but they can't stop the affects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. While it’s true I didn't build, develop, manage or make all the final decisions for this property, since my name and reputation are involved, I want it to be as good as it can be. This lawsuit, I can only speculate on their motives, is not only completely transparent and frivolous, it is an abuse of process. We intend to defend ourselves vigorously."

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