The 3-year multi-million dollar renovation of
the Hilton Tokyo continues this summer with the full renovation of
the main ballroom.
Following the refurbishment of the guest
rooms, the Executive Lounge, lobby, ‘Marble Lounge’ and fitness
center, which was completed in March 2008, the Hilton Tokyo has
implemented the next stage in the hotel’s transformation.
The new ballroom, the Kiku, and the banquet
lobby will be reopened as a totally new function space, “where
meeting are convened and relationships created”, at the end of
Benefiting from a light-filled lobby area, the
932 square meter ballroom Kiku is the largest function room in the
hotel and can be divided into 4 smaller rooms: ‘Kikka’, ‘Kikuyou’,
‘Kikuen’ and ‘Kiku foyer’.
The flexibility of the space allows it to cater
for events ranging from sophisticated gala dinners to smaller
intimate gatherings. The room will accommodate up to 600 diners
for a stylish gala dinner style and up to 1,200 people in theater
The core interior design concept of the
renovation is taken from the Japanese word ‘Iki’, loosely
translate as stylish, and inspired by the striped patterns of the
traditional Kimono of the Japanese Edo period (1603 – 1868). This
era was known as the beginning of the early modern period of Japan
and a marriage of modernity and tradition will be instrumental to
the unique and stylish function space being created by the Design
Studio Yukio Hashimoto.
The colors to be used in the Kiku ballroom are
inspired by nature, combining light beige tones and vermilion,
creating a warm yet vivid impression.
The special wall paper, made of cloth with
pleat patterns, will create the impression of a patterned Kimono
and is specifically designed to enhance the room’s acoustics.
The vivid vermilion carpet will appear as
a traditional Kimono ‘Obi’ or sash that has been carefully placed
along the length of the banquet floor.
The lighting design is inspired by the
famous lattice doors of Kyoto. A LED colour changer system, 250
inch screen and 12,000 lumen projector will be newly installed to
provide one of the most up-to-date banquet facilities in Tokyo.
The Hilton Tokyo will celebrate its 25th
anniversary in September 2009.
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