Mori Trust Group and Marriott have signed an
agreement for the US hospitality company to convert the Gotenyama
Garden Hotel Laforet Tokyo (Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) to its flagship
Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand.
Currently managed by Mori Trust and operated by
Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts, the Gotenyama Garden Hotel Laforet
Tokyo will be rebranded as the Tokyo Marriott Hotel and is
expected to reopen in December 2013.
this alliance, the Marriott Tokyo Hotel will be the fourth
Marriott-brand hotel in Japan in addition to its properties in
Okinawa, Nagoya and, in 2014, Osaka.
Marriott, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Marriott International,
Inc., said, “We are delighted to be working with Mori Trust here
in Japan to open this wonderful hotel as a Marriott Hotels &
Resorts property later this year. At its heart, Marriott International is very much a family company with strong cultural
values. We believe that these values for people and business are
shared with Mori Trust, and we look forward to a very long
relationship with them in Japan. I would like to thank the
executives of Mori Trust for choosing Marriott International, and
I am delighted to be here today to announce this landmark deal
between our two organizations.”
The rebranding of Gotenyama Garden Hotel
Laforet Tokyo will see almost all facilities renovated to
reopen as a more modern hotel in December 2013.
The open atrium (approximately 20m high and 600㎡) contains
a restaurant and lounge, as well as a bar and terrace overlooking
the Gotenyama Garden.
Rooms with an
average size of 38㎡ are large enough to meet international
standards. The main colour of the interior uses a palette of pale
rose in memory of the time when Gotenyama was known for its
cherry blossoms. Tokyo Marriott Hotel will also offer
unique wedding opportunities, adding a newly-built waterfront
chapel that faces the lush greenery of the Gotenyama garden,
making it ideal as a romantic sanctuary.
Reservations for rooms
and weddings will start from March, 2013.
Miwako Date, Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts President,
said, “We are delighted to build a strong relationship with
Marriott International, with its leading global network. Through
this agreement, we aim to further internationalize Tokyo in the Shinagawa area. Taking advantage of its strategic location of Gotenyama, Trust Hotels & Resorts will work toward creating the
new Tokyo Marriott Hotel that will be loved by people around the
is one of the main stops on Japan’s bullet train Tokaido
Shinkansen, with direct service from Haneda International Airport,
and also soon to be the starting station of the Linear Central Shinkansen. Areas around Shinagawa station and Tamachi Station
have been designated as an International Strategic Zone by the
government. Mori Trust Group believes the Shinagawa area has great
potential and aims to create a centre for international business
and tourism with Marriott International, a collection of hotel
brands offering quality service on a global scale.
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