Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced the opening of their first-ever luxury hotel in Japan’s capital city. The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel, offers travellers contemporary accommodations rooted in traditional Japanese culture and is strategically situated in the prestigious Kioicho neighborhood, part of Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho.
Managed by Prince Hotels, Inc and boasting interiors by Rockwell Group Europe; The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel is the second property by The Luxury Collection brand to open in Japan, following the debut of Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Kyoto, last year.
Located on the 30th to 36th floors of Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho, the hotel features 250 guestrooms, including 11 opulent suites that fuse traditional touches with modern amenities. It affords convenient access to diverse attractions, including Shimizudani Park and Benkei Canal.
Nearby, Akasaka Mitsuke metro station connects to the popular districts of Ginza, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Shibuya. Tokyo International (Haneda) Airport (HND) and Narita International Airport (NRT) are 45 and 90 minutes away by road, respectively.
For unrivalled dining experiences, The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho features four unique restaurants and bars, including:
- Oasis Garden, an all-day dining venue with a sky garden setting;
- Washouku Souten, a Japanese restaurant with a contemporary dining room, sake bar, teppanyaki area, sushi counter and private dining room;
- Levita Sky Gallery Lounge, a sophisticated lounge serving tea, light snacks and cocktails and
- Illumiid THE BAR, a signature bar located on the 35th floor distinguished by floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
Other facilities include the Kioi spa and fitness centre, operated by Swiss Perfection, which offers a large indoor pool, spa treatments, a sauna, and personal training, as well as a state-of-the-art business centre.
The adjacent Akasaka Prince Classic House is now home to La Maison Kioi, the cosy Bar Napoleon and an almost 3,000 square feet banquet hall, that can accommodate up to 140 guests. Completed in the 1930, the western-style building is the former residence of the last crown Prince of Korea.
Commenting on the launch, Senior Vice President, Operations and Global Initiatives, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific, Lothar Pehl said;
“We are thrilled to open our first luxury hotel in Tokyo with the debut of The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a market that attracts both business and leisure travellers from across the globe. The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho presents indigenous flavours and colourful character within a rich cultural context, further elevating the luxury offerings in Japan’s capital city.”