Marriott International’s Edition Hotels brand is set to make its Japan debut in 2020 with two new properties in the country’s capital, The Tokyo Edition, Ginza and The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon.
The former will be a more boutique-oriented hotel situated on one of the city’s main retail areas, Chuo Street, in Ginza district. The 13-storey building will be a standalone property featuring just 80 guestrooms.
The Tokyo Edition Toranomon, meanwhile, is set to be the larger of the two. Forming part of a larger mixed-use project that entails the redevelopment of the former Pastoral Building in Minato ward, the hotel will offer about 200 rooms. This hotel will be more closely located to the city’s civic buildings, such as government offices, embassies and consulates, as well as landmarks including Akasaka Palace and Meiji Shrine.
American hotelier Ian Schrager, who is chairman and CEO of Ian Schrager Company and with whom Marriott partnered to develop the Edition Hotels brand, said: “Tokyo is one of the most sophisticated 24-hour gateway cities in the world. From art, culture, design, architecture, fashion, nightlife, shopping and international cuisine, the city is the perfect home for Edition and we look forward to bringing our unique hotel offering to the city.”
Specific details regarding the facilities that each property will feature have not yet been announced.
The two new properties in Tokyo join a pipeline six other Edition hotels in Asia, due to open in Bali, Bangkok, Shanghai, Singapore, Wuhan and Xian. In December last year, Edition opened its first property in Asia, The Sanya Edition, on China’s Hainan island.
Business Traveller had a chance to review The Sanya Edition earlier this year.
Marriott’s two new Tokyo Editions are just the latest in what can only be described as a vigorous expansion in Japan in the coming years. This summer alone, it aims to open five hotels under its Marriott Hotels brand across Japan, with its Moxy Hotels brand set to make its debut in the country later in the year with the opening of two hotels in Tokyo and Osaka.