Marriott International has announced the opening of the Tokyo Marriott Hotel on a hilltop address known locally as Gotenyama.

This new addition represents the global hospitality company’s 12th hotel in Japan, and the third under its flagship Marriott Hotels brand, which comprises 500 properties in nearly 60 countries. Just minutes from the capital’s bullet-train serviced Shinagawa Station, the 249-room hotel enables direct access to the Tokaido bullet train, as well as Haneda Airport and the Yamanote Line circling central Tokyo.

With the opening of Tokyo Marriott Hotel, Marriott International is poised to meet the growing demand for quality hospitality experiences in the country ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics - as well as UNESCO’s imminent announcement, expected early this month, recognising Japanese cuisine as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Tokyo Marriott Hotel offers superb access to the two main zones where the majority of the Olympic competition venues will be located, and two of its three restaurants specialise in traditional Japanese cuisine. A rebranding of the former Gotenyama Garden Hotel Laforet Tokyo, the extensively refurbished and renovated property is operated by Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts, which entered into a management agreement with Marriott International in February of this year.

“Tokyo Marriott Hotel is the fourth internationally branded hotel our group has launched in the past eight years," says Miwako Date, president of Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts. “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.

“Both former and new guests alike will find much to discover about Gotenyama, which has a long and illustrious past as a center of tea culture and other aesthetic pursuits. We look forward to blending the unique traditional elements of this setting with the many exciting innovations Marriott is bringing to the guest experience. There is no doubt in my mind that Tokyo Marriott Hotel will be a destination loved by domestic and international guests alike.”

Photo caption: Left to right: Mr. Toshio Hara, Director and President, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art; Mr. Takeshi Hamano, Chief of Shinagawa Ward; Ms. Miwako Date, President, Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts; Mr. Simon Cooper, president and managing director Marriott International Asia and Mr. Kenji Fukunaga, General Manager, Tokyo Marriott Hotel