Accor Expands ibis Brand to Japan

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Accor has expanded its portfolio of ibis hotels in Asia with the ibis Tokyo Shinjuku, the first ibis hotel in Japan.

The rebranded hotel is located right in the heart of Tokyos Shinjuku centre and only three minutes away from the worlds busiest train station.

 Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku will bring in a fresh sensation to the economy hotel industry in the countrys capital. As Accors leading economy hotel brand, ibis has earned a worldwide reputation for excellent services at very competitive prices, said Patrick Basset, Accors Vice President for Vietnam, the Philippines, South Korea and Japan. This hotel is the first ibis hotel brand to set foot in Japan, but it will be the 10th hotel in Accors Japan network.

The 206-room ibis Tokyo Shinjuku will begin an extensive refurbishment over the following months. Once complete, the hotel will become a key addition to the Ibis network, accumulating the numbers to almost 100 hotels and over 17,340 rooms in Asia Pacific region. 

Shinjuku is a major commercial and administrative centre of Tokyo and one of the 23 special wards in the Capital. Shinjuku train station is the busiest train station in the world, with over 3.5 million passengers passing through each day. The hotel is 1.5 hour away by train from Tokyo Narita International Airport and 45 minutes away by train from Tokyo Haneda International Airport.

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