Competition in the luxury hotel sector became a lot
more intense on Monday morning when the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo
officially opened its doors for business. It is Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’
first hotel in Japan.
Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo
occupies the top 11 floors of Marunouchi Trust Tower Main, a
37-floor, mixed-use building adjacent to Tokyo Station, and offers
views of Marunouchi to the east and Tokyo Bay to the west.
202-room hotel contains two restaurants – Piacere, a signature
Italian restaurant, and Nadaman, an authentic Japanese restaurant
– as well as the Lobby Lounge offering afternoon tea and live
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, the group’s own spa brand developed from ancient Chinese and
Himalayan healing therapies, also makes its Japanese debut.
features meeting rooms and banquet facilities, wedding
facilities complete with a chapel, a health club, an indoor
swimming pool and the Horizon Club lounge, which offers an
elevated level of service.
Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo is also home to
over 2,000 pieces of artwork and more than 50 distinct chandeliers
handmade in the Czech Republic by Lasvit, a world-renowned light
design and manufacturing company. In homage to the city of Tokyo,
glass carved into the shape of ginkgo leaves – the symbol of Tokyo
– decorates various chandeliers throughout the hotel. In addition,
a 10-metre long chandelier illuminates a grand staircase
connecting Levels 27, 28 and 29.
“Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has searched for
the perfect venue and partner in Japan for a long time. The
Japanese market is an essential market for us as we expand
internationally. Today, I am delighted to say we now have a hotel
in Tokyo, one of Asia’s and the world’s key capitals, and that we
will be able to offer our guests in Japan traditional Shangri-La
hospitality,” said Madhu Rao, Managing Director and CEO of
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.
In celebration of its opening, the Shangri-La
Hotel, Tokyo has launched a “Discover Shangri-La” promotion.
Until 12 April 2009, guests can experience Shangri-La’s legendary
hospitality in a Deluxe room from JPY110,000 per night (tax and
service charge excluded), including breakfast and an opening
commemorative gift, single or double occupancy, subject to
Robbe & Berking, one of the world’s leading
and most exclusive silver manufacturers, created the premium,
commemorative gift, which is not on sale commercially in Japan.
Each item carries a serial number and is limited to the first 200
packages sold. Items are limited to one per guest with a maximum
of two gifts per room.
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