is to introduce its Courtyard by Marriott hotel brand to the Japanese travel market in April, 2007 under a franchise
agreement reached with Tobu Hotel Management Company.
Under the agreement, the existing 206-room Renaissance Tokyo Hotel Ginza Tobu will be converted to the Courtyard by Marriott
Tokyo Ginza Hotel in connection with an extensive renovation program.
extensive renovation program will be conducted in stages. In the first phase, the hotel’s lobby, lobby
lounge and two floors of guestrooms will be addressed. An 85-sqaure meter fitness center will also be added. The remainder of the
renovation will be conducted over a 17-month period following the conversion date and will include the remaining public space
and guest rooms in the hotel.
Moto Onuki, representative president for Tobu Hotel Management Company, said, “the Renaissance Tokyo Hotel Ginza Tobu
is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. To mark this occasion, Tobu Hotel Management Company, Ltd. has decided to
undergo an extensive renovation program. Sixty percent of our guests come from abroad and, by renewing our franchise
agreement with Marriott as well as by re-flagging the hotel to the Courtyard brand, we are confident that we will be able to further
strengthen our international awareness, especially in the U.S. market.”
Following the re-branding, the new Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Ginza Hotel will offer two restaurants, a lobby lounge and a bar for
dining and entertainment. These will include: Fiore, a casual buffet restaurant serving international cuisine; Ginza Muraki, a
three-meal restaurant serving Japanese cuisine; Oasis, a lobby lounge; and Korin, a bar.
Additional amenities will include the new fitness center, a concierge desk, a chapel, a barber/beauty shop, a changing room for
wedding parties and a photography studio.
For social events, weddings and small conferences, the hotel will have 1,035-square meters of meeting space. Included are four
banquet and meeting rooms in varying configurations; a 430-square meter ballroom that is divisible into two sections; and three
private function rooms.
The hotel, which originally opened in 1987, is located on Tokyo’s premier Showa-Dori Avenue in Tokyo’s world-renowned Ginza
district. It is surrounded by local office buildings, shops and restaurants and easy transportation access to
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