Jan Marshall (pictured) has been named general manager of the under-construction Hotel Okura Manila which is situated within the Resorts World Manila complex. The new ultra-luxury property is slated to open its doors to the public in Q1 2019 in Manila, Philippines.

According to the press release

Marshall is a University of Nevada, Las Vegas hospitality school alum and reportedly has a diverse working experience throughout the United States and Asia, where he has worked for the last two decades.

Decades of experience:

Among his previous postings are San Francisco, Los Angeles, Jakarta, Sydney, Manila, Osaka and Tokyo, where he served as General Manager for Sofitel Tokyo and as Director of Operations for Accor Japan. Marshall previously served as General Manager for Hotel Nikko Osaka.

He has spent upwards of 15 years with Okura Nikko Hotel Management and is a Managing Executive Officer.

Commenting on his appointment, Marshall said…

“I worked previously in Manila and I am very pleased that I’ll be working again in a city that is dear to my heart. I would like to make the Hotel Okura Manila a place the local community will call home, and one that makes a real contribution to local society.”

President of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd, Toshihiro Ogita added…

“We are delighted with Mr. Jan Marshall’s appointment as General Manager of Hotel Okura Manila, the first Okura-branded property in the Philippines.

“We are confident the hotel will become a familiar landmark for local people and for visitors around the world, and that under Mr. Marshall’s leadership it will help bring world-famous Japanese service and hospitality levels to the Philippines.”

Third-phase expansion:

The new 170-room hotel is located near Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). It is part of the third-phase expansion of the Resorts World Manila integrated resort, located in Newport City. Situated as a gateway to the country’s financial district, Makati City, the new hotel will offer seamless accessibility to Manila’s business and leisure centers.

The hotel will offer 60 square meter (645 square feet) rooms, a pool and fitness center along with numerous dining options, including traditional Spanish and fine dining Japanese restaurant “Yamazato,” all-day dining and a bar.

The second venue for the Hotel Okura brand to be located in a casino resort in Asia, with Hotel Okura Macau situated at Galaxy Macau casino resort in the city’s Cotai district.

The Japanese hotel group is reportedly looking to grow its global portfolio to include 100 properties, primarily in the Asian region.