“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.”
The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho will be located in the center of Tokyo’s Kioicho neighborhood in close proximity to Tokyo’s myriad attractions, including Shimizudani Park and Benkei Canal. Guests will also have access to the extensive metro network offered from the nearby Akasaka Mitsuke station, which connects to popular shopping and entertainment districts including Ginza, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Shibuya.
The hotel will be housed in a mixed-use development which will encompass retail, offices and residences. Situated between the 30th to 36th floors of the tower, it will comprise 250 guestrooms, including 11 suites. The 35th floor will have a signature bar with two-story, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, where guests will enjoy views of the city. There will also be about 3,000 square feet of state-of-the-art function and meeting space, a large indoor pool, fitness center, spa, business center and club lounge.
For dining, Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho will house four unique restaurants and bars, including an all-day dining venue and specialty restaurants. Hotel guests will also have access to additional dining options located within Tokyo Garden Terrace.
In 2015, Starwood signed four new hotels and opened three new properties in Japan, including 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, and The Luxury Collection’s second property in Japan, following the opening of Suiran in Kyoto in April 2015.