Shangri-La in Japan

J.L. Erickson Hong Kong-based Shangri La Hotels and Resorts has agreed to manage its first hotel in Japan with the Shangri-La Hotel in Tokyo scheduled to open by March 2009 in the Marunouchi district. Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, will occupy the top 11 floors of the 37-storey Marunouchi Trust Tower Main

By: J.L. Erickson

Hong Kong-based Shangri La Hotels and Resorts has agreed to manage its first hotel in Japan with the Shangri-La Hotel in Tokyo scheduled to open by March 2009 in the Marunouchi district.

Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, will occupy the top 11 floors of the 37-storey Marunouchi Trust Tower Main Building currently under construction. The hotel’s 204 guestrooms will be oversized and the hotel will include 20 Junior Suites, three Executive Suites and one top-floor Presidential Suite. The lower floors of the building will house offices and retail shops.

Guests arriving by dedicated ground-level elevators will be greeted at the 28th floor lobby with views of the Marunouchi area, as well as Tokyo Bay to the East, through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Shangri-La’s spa brand CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La will make its Japanese debut at Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo. And meeting and banquet space will include a grand ballroom and function areas as well as a chapel for weddings, vow renewals and blessing ceremonies.

Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo will provide an array of dining experiences, including a glass-ceilinged all-day restaurant on the 28th floor and a specialty restaurant on the 29th floor.

“Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo plays a key role in our group’s international expansion,” said Giovanni Angelini, chief executive officer and managing director of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently manages 49 hotels under the five-star Shangri-La and four-star Traders brands, with more than 23,000 rooms. The group has over 40 projects under development in Canada, mainland China, France, India, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Qatar, Seychelles, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.

www.shangri-la.com

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