Former Trump hotel in Panama City rebranded as JW Marriott
PANAMA CITY (AP) — A luxury hotel in Panama City that used to bear the Trump name has formally been rebranded after a bitter dispute over control.
The 70-story, sail-shaped tower is now the JW Marriott. It’s operated by U.S. hotelier Marriott International, which took over management.
Owners and administrators unveiled the new name Tuesday on a granite wall at the entrance where the Trump name was removed in March.
After a hotly contested legal fight, majority investor Orestes Fintiklis was able to evict managers from the U.S. president’s family company this year.
The company had appealed to Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela to intervene, raising ethical concerns over possible mingling of Trump’s business and government interests.