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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Unveils First Luxury Hotel in Tokyo

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The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), today announced the opening of The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel, marking Starwood’s first-ever luxury hotel in Japan’s capital city. Managed by Prince Hotels, Inc., the distinguished property is situated in the prestigious Kioicho neighborhood, part of Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho, a mixed-use development comprised of commercial, residential, retail and entertainment spaces. With interiors by Rockwell Group Europe, the hotel is the second property part of The Luxury Collection brand to open in Japan, following the debut of Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Kyoto, last year.

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“With more than 100 hotels in more than 30 countries, the growth of The Luxury Collection reflects the heightened demand for experiential luxury travel,” said Meredith Dichter, Global Brand Director, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts. “The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho allows global explorers a unique way to discover this ever-dynamic capital city.”

Part of the central Chiyoda municipality, the hotel occupies the geographic center of Tokyo, seamlessly aligning with the city’s historic marvels and ultra-modern infrastructure. The location affords convenient access to diverse attractions, including Shimizudani Park and Benkei Canal. Nearby, Akasaka Mitsuke metro station connects to the popular districts of Ginza, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Shibuya. Tokyo International (Haneda) Airport (HND) and Narita International Airport (NRT) are 45 and 90 minutes away by road, respectively.

“We are thrilled to open our first luxury hotel in Tokyo with the debut of The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a market that attracts both business and leisure travelers from across the globe,” said Lothar Pehl, Senior Vice President, Operations and Global Initiatives, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. “The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho presents indigenous flavors and colorful character within a rich cultural context, further elevating the luxury offerings in Japan’s capital city.”

Designed by Rockwell Group Europe, The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho features a striking contemporary aesthetic inspired by the sprawling sky and kaleidoscopic colors of the surrounding city. Located on the 30th to 36th floors of Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho, the hotel features 250 guestrooms, including 11 opulent suites that fuse traditional touches with modern amenities.

For unrivaled dining experiences, the hotel features four unique restaurants and bars, including Oasis Garden, an all-day dining venue with a sky garden setting;Washouku Souten, a Japanese restaurant with a contemporary dining room, sake bar, teppanyaki area, sushi counter and private dining room; Levita Sky Gallery Lounge, a sophisticated lounge serving tea, light snacks and cocktails and illumiidTHE BAR, a signature bar located on the 35th floor distinguished by floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Other facilities include the Kioi spa and fitness center, operated by Swiss Perfection, which offers a large indoor pool, spa treatments, a sauna, and personal training, as well as a state-of-the-art business center.

The adjacent Akasaka Prince Classic House, a western-style building completed in 1930 and the former residence of the last crown prince of Korea, is now home to La Maison Kioi, a modern French bistro; and the cozy Bar Napoleon. Preserving the historical ambience with a modern twist, Akasaka Prince Classic House also offers almost 3,000 square feet of an elegant banquet hall that can accommodate up to 140 guests.

“The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho caters to the top tier of Japan’s hospitality market,” said Shigeyoshi Akasaka, President of Prince Hotels, Inc. “We are confident that the hotel’s refined offerings and insightful programming will resonate with seasoned and affluent travelers, providing a fresh perspective from which to enjoy this vibrant city.”

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