The Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is one of the many properties opening in Japan in anticipation of the 2020 Olympic Games. // © 2014 Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
To accommodate the influx of travelers expected during the Olympics in 2020, new hotels are opening around Japan over the course of the year. From Tokyo to Okinawa, these properties will provide unique and luxurious stays for visitors as early as next month.
Opening on Feb. 7, the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto features the work of hotel interior designer Peter Remedios. The property’s design showcases a contemporary spin on ancient Japanese beauty fused with a relaxed 21st century style. Guestrooms follow Kyoto’s traditional concept of pure and striking scenes of nature with views of the Higashiyama mountain range and Kamo River.
Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel
March 7 marks the unveiling of the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel inside Japan’s tallest structure, the Abeno Harukas Tower Building. The property’s 360 guestrooms offer sweeping views of the city, while the hotel’s restaurant boasts a sizable collection of liquors from around the world as well as internationally inspired dining menus.
Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
Situated in the heart of Tokyo, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills features 164 guestrooms with decor designed using natural materials that reflect a nature-oriented and traditional Japanese architectural style. The hotel is located in Toranomon Hills’ 52-story business center, making it easily accessible to financial and government districts.
Royal Park Hotel The Haneda
Adjacent to Haneda Airport’s international terminal, Royal Park Hotel The Haneda will debut in September of this year. Considered a transit hotel because it allows connecting passengers to bypass immigration counters at check-in, The Haneda fits well into international and domestic travelers’ busy schedules.
Orion Motobu Resort & Spa in Okinawa
In July, Orion Motobu Resort & Spa in Okinawa opens next door to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, one of the world’s largest aquatic zoos. The resort’s location allows for trouble-free access to the aquarium while the hotel’s 238 guestrooms provide views of the ocean.