Shangri-La Opens New Hotel in Tokyo

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Tuesday, 3 March 2009

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.

The 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 entertainment.

CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, the groups own spa brand developed from ancient Chinese and Himalayan healing therapies, also makes its Japanese debut.

The hotel 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 Asias and the worlds 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-Las 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 availability.

Robbe & Berking, one of the worlds 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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