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Renaissance Tokyo Hotel Ginza Tobu to Be Re-Flagged

Travel News Asia Monday, 29 January 2007

Marriott 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.

An extensive renovation program will be conducted in stages. In the first phase, the hotels 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 Tokyos premier Showa-Dori Avenue in Tokyos world-renowned Ginza district. It is surrounded by local office buildings, shops and restaurants and easy transportation access to Shimbashi.

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