Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel, marking Starwood’s first-ever luxury hotel in Japan’s capital city.
The 250-room hotel occupies floors 30 to 36 of Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho, a mixed-use development comprised of commercial, residential, retail and entertainment spaces. Situated in the prestigious Kioicho neighbourhood, the property affords convenient access to local attractions, including Shimizudani Park and Benkei Canal. It 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.
“The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho presents indigenous flavours and colourful offerings in Japan’s capital city and we are thrilled to open our first luxury hotel here in Tokyo, a market that attracts both business and leisure travellers from across the globe,” Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific senior vice president Lothar Pehl said.
The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho features a striking contemporary aesthetic inspired by the sprawling sky and kaleidoscopic colours of the surrounding city. Its 250 guestrooms include 11 opulent suites that fuse traditional touches with modern amenities.
In way of food and beverages, the hotel offers four 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 THE BAR, a signature bar located on the 35th floor distinguished by floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
Other facilities at the hotel include the Kioi spa and fitness centre, 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 centre.
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 cosy Bar Napoleon. Akasaka Prince Classic House also offers a 3,000 square feet banquet hall that can accommodate up to 140 guests.