Starwood Signs First Luxury Collection Hotel in Tokyo
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts has signed a deal with Prince Hotels to manage the first Luxury Collection hotel in Tokyo, Japan.
Scheduled to open in July 2016, the Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel, will be located in the heart of Tokyo’s Kioicho neighborhood.
The hotel, which is owned by Prince Hotels, will be the Luxury Collection’s second property in Japan, following the opening of Suiran in Kyoto in April 2015.
“The demand for luxury hospitality continues to be on the rise in Japan, especially as Tokyo prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games and the Paralympics,” said Shigeyoshi Akasaka, President of Prince Hotel, Inc. “We are confident that this partnership with Starwood – with its acclaimed The Luxury Collection brand, strong management platform and powerful loyalty rewards program – will make The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho a magnificent proposition for worldly travelers seeking a unique angle from which to discover Tokyo.”
Located in Kioicho, part of the central Chiyoda municipality, the hotel is in close proximity to Tokyo’s many attractions, including Shimizudani Park and Benkei Canal. Access to the extensive metro network is available at the nearby Akasaka Mitsuke station, which connects to the popular shopping and entertainment districts of Ginza, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Shibuya in just 20 minutes.
The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho is part of Tokyo Garden Terrace, a mixed-use development which will encompass retail, offices and residences. The hotel will be located on the 30th to 36th floors of the tower also featuring offices and commercial facilities and will include a lobby on the top floor with panoramic city views.
Designed by Rockwell Group Europe, The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho will offer 250 guestrooms, including 11 suites.
The 35th floor will feature a signature bar with two-storey floor-to-ceiling glass windows for guests to enjoy the cityscape.
The hotel will also boast more than 272 square meters of state-of-the-art function and meeting space, a large indoor pool, fitness center, spa, business center and club lounge.
It will house four distinctive restaurants and bars, including an all-day dining venue and specialty restaurants. Hotel guests will also have easy access to additional dining options located within Tokyo Garden Terrace, including a bistro-style French restaurant.
“The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho is the perfect showcase of the rapid growth of The Luxury Collection brand, which has recently surpassed 100 hotels in more than 30 countries,” said Hoyt H. Harper II, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection. “From a historic UNESCO site in Kyoto to a prestigious location in the heart of Tokyo, The Luxury Collection offers guests unique access to indigenous and authentic destination experiences.”
In 2015, Starwood signed four new hotels and opened three new properties in Japan, namely Sheraton Kiroro Hokkaido Resort; The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido; and The Westin Rusutsu Resort. When opened, The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioichio will mark Starwood’s fourth hotel in Tokyo, bolstering the company’s presence in the Japanese capital.