Marriott is set to expand its Edition brand of hotels
to Japan, with the opening of the Tokyo Edition, Toranomon.
The hotel was designed in partnership with Kengo
Kuma, the renowned architect of the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo and
many other iconic buildings.
The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon brings together a
collaboration between Marriott International, Ian Schrager and
Mori Trust, led by President and CEO, Miwako Date.
“Nothing makes me more excited than seeing the
Edition Hotel open in Tokyo, a favorite destination of mine and
the place I was born,” says Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott
International. “In partnership with Mori Trust and my friend
Ian Schrager, The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon is a beacon of hope and
optimism for the future, a place where thousands of travelers and
local customers will be welcomed in the years ahead. Particularly
in this time of complexity, the opening of The Tokyo Edition,
Toranomon stands as proof that we will return – to travel, to
togetherness and to joy.”
Centrally located near the metro stations of Kamiyacho,
Roppongi-Itchome and Toranomon and steps away from some of Tokyo’s best neighbourhoods and attractions, the hotel is housed within Tokyo
World Gate, a new 591ft (180m), 38-storey mixed-use skyscraper,
where it occupies floors 31-36 and commands
unobstructed views of the Tokyo skyline and the Tokyo Tower.
The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon features 206 rooms
and suites - some of which have private terraces, a variety of F&B
outlets, a ‘Sky Garden’ with over 500 plants, trees and shrubs, a
spa, a 24-hour Technogym, swimming pool, jacuzzi and an assortment
of meetings and event space.
“We wanted to do something that embodies the
traditions of Japan, but also looks forward with design and
visuals and brings a sense of the cutting edge and avant-garde,
which Tokyo always does as well. We’ve created this energized
resort in the middle of Tokyo, a beehive of activity where you can
get away without ever leaving,” summarizes Schrager.
The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon will officially open
on Tuesday, 20th October 2020.