Small Luxury Hotels of the World secures its first Tokyo representative “The Tokyo Station Hotel” with the new addition taking the total number of properties in Japan to 9
SLH/The Tokyo Station Hotel
After presenting 4 new properties into their global business as well as launching private residences, Small Luxury Hotels of the world are heading to conquer Asia welcoming The Tokyo Station Hotel into the brand’s big family. By securing the first SLH’s property in Tokyo the company satisfies the top ten list of unfulfilled searches (destinations SLH members are searching for on www.slh.com but are unable to find). Offering a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors, Japanese capital has often appeared in the SLH’s search list. The Tokyo Station Hotel, however, eliminates the gap.
Located in the heart of one of the fussiest and the most cosmopolitan city in the world, the Tokyo Station Hotel, fronts the Imperial Palace and is connected to the cities gateway, JR Tokyo Station in Marunouchi, which allows guests convenient access to Japan’s transport network. Paul Kerr, CEO for SLH even admitted “we’ve been interested in Tokyo for some time now, I visited myself this past spring. It’s a wonderful city with some beautiful sights, and although it’s taken some time we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome The Tokyo Station Hotel to the brand. This is a big deal for both the hotel and SLH, it’s a renowned hotel in an important city and speaks to our intent to expand in the APAC market. I’m glad we waited to find the right hotel for the SLH brand.”
The Tokyo Station Hotel was constructed atop the neo-Renaissance Tokyo Station building in 1915. The 150-room hotel was broken-down by the bombs of World War II and served as a hub of Tokyo’s literary life in the 1960s and ’70s. In 2006 it was closed for a renovation carried out in conjunction with the extensive renewal of the station itself, which, among other improvements, has returned the building’s two grand rotunda domes to their prewar glory.
Decorated in the classic European style, the Tokyo Station hotel’s rooms feature cut-glass chandeliers and heavy silk drapery alongside big bathrooms outfitted with soaking tubs and high-tech toilets. The maisonette accommodations provide guests with a unique two-story layout, while the dome side rooms are laid out alongside the domes of the Tokyo Station offering spectacular views for an unforgettable retreat.The skillfully cooked cuisine ranges from fine French in the Blanc Rouge dining room, to casual food in the Atrium cafe.