TOKYO—The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., will debut the brand’s first hotel in Tokyo in July.
Owned by Prince Hotels, Inc., The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel, will be located in the heart of Tokyo’s Kioicho neighborhood, marking The Luxury Collection’s second property in Japan, following the opening of Suiran in Kyoto in April 2015.
“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.”
“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,” added Shigeyoshi Akasaka, president of Prince Hotel, Inc.
Located in Kioicho, part of the central Chiyoda municipality, the hotel will sit at the geographic center of Tokyo. The location is in close proximity to Tokyo’s Shimizudani Park and Benkei Canal.
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-story floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
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.