Tokyo metropolitan police have issued an arrest warrant for the former general manager of the Grand Hyatt Tokyo hotel located in Roppongi Hills, after he allegedly attempted to forcibly kiss a female guest.
According to the arrest warrant issued Tuesday, on May 30, the general manager, Antonio Alvarez, 45, who is from Spain, allegedly took a female guest in her 20s into a hotel multipurpose restroom and tried to kiss her, Sankei Shimbun reported Wednesday. He also allegedly exposed himself to her, according to police.
Alvarez, who became general manager last December, resigned on Aug 7 and left Japan for an undisclosed location. Police said he will be arrested if he returns to Japan.
An acquaintance of the woman contacted police who said that Alvarez voluntarily cooperated with police at first, Sankei reported. Police said he denied having done anything inappropriate and that he was only giving the woman directions to the restroom.
However, police said that a DNA analysis of a substance taken from the woman's clothing matched the suspect's, Sankei reported.
Japanese media reported Wednesday that the hotel has issued a formal apology to the public for having caused such an inconvenience and pledged to continue to manage its hotels with the safety and security of its guests as top priority.© Japan Today