Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced the
signing of W Yokohama, marking the brand’s entrance into Japan.
Starwood has signed agreements with Pacific Management Corporation
and Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd. to manage the new-build
hotel in Yokohama, one of Japan’s major commercial centers.
Boasting a prime location at the heart of the city’s most
forward-looking, urban development project, W Yokohama will make
its debut in 2010 offering 245 guestrooms, more than 10,000 square
feet of meeting space, a W Living Room Bar, two restaurants and a
W Yokohama is a highly anticipated addition to Shinko, the New
Port district, an impressive, futuristic destination within a
destination with dazzling views, soaring towers and high-end
shopping in the Minato Mirai 21 development. Home to nearly 1,200
corporations, MM21 attracts millions of visitors each year to its
retail, leisure, hotel and convention facilities. W Yokohama will
offer sweeping harbor views from its prime waterfront location next
to the Red Brick Warehouse, a refurbished shopping area with a
variety of boutiques, restaurants and live music venues. The city’s
top attractions, including Sankeien Garden, Shomyoji Temple and
Japan’s largest Chinatown, are easily accessible via the city’s
sleek new subway system.
Located 18 miles west of Tokyo, the city of Yokohama is
experiencing brisk growth in its biotechnology and semiconductor
sectors and continued expansion of its convention business. In
addition to offering direct access to the city’s most important
business centers, W Yokohama will be less than 30 minutes drive
from the Haneda Airport, Tokyo’s main domestic airport, also known
as the busiest airport in Asia.
In addition to W Yokohama’s cutting-edge design and cosmopolitan
ambience, the hotel will offer guests an opportunity to relax in
style in the signature W bed, outfitted with feather-top
mattresses, 350-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and goose-down
comforters. The alluring, waterfront hotel will also offer the
signature W Whatever/Whenever service, the hotel’s 24-hour
concierge that can provide whatever guests want from a pair of
running shoes to private jet service whenever they want it.