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
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.