TOKYO—Marriott International announced the opening of the Tokyo Marriott Hotel on a hilltop address known locally as Gotenyama.
This represents the company’s 12th hotel in Japan, and the third under its flagship Marriott Hotels brand, which comprises 500 properties in nearly 60 countries. The 249-room hotel enables direct easy access to the Tokaido bullet train as well as Haneda Airport and the Yamanote Line circling central Tokyo.
A rebranding of the former Gotenyama Garden Hotel Laforet Tokyo, the extensively refurbished and renovated property is operated by Mori Trust Hotels and Resorts, which entered into a management agreement with Marriott International in February.
Commenting at the opening ceremony, Miwako Date, president of Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts, said: “Tokyo Marriott Hotel is the fourth internationally branded hotel our group has launched in the past eight years. It is our pleasure to be partnering with Marriott Hotels, the flagship brand of Marriott International. We are especially pleased that our alliance has enabled us to maintain our program of special club privileges for our established corporate customers.”
Tokyo Marriott Hotel shares its hilltop location with Gotenyama Garden, a 6,800-square-meter oasis of green and the former site of the residential villa of Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu. Hotel features include fluid meeting spaces, several food and beverage venues, a garden tea house designed by architect Arata Isozaki, and two chapels for wedding ceremonies.