IHG’s Kimpton Hotels brand has announced its first property in Japan, with the Kimpton Tokyo Shinjuku set to open in the capital Tokyo in time for the 2020 Olympics.
The 162-room hotel will be located in the Shinjuku district of the city, home to the world’s busiest railway station, and will feature three locally-inspired restaurants, a fitness centre, meeting spaces accommodating up to 300 people, and “a multi-function chapel”.
IHG will partner with owners Tsukada Global Holdings on the project, a company which already owns two Intercontinental properties in the city.
IHG currently operates 66 Kimpton hotels worldwide, with the brand undergoing expansion following its acquisition by IHG in 2015.
There are a further 20 Kimpton properties in the pipeline, in locations including Bali, Shanghai, Taipei and Paris.
The brand’s first European hotel opened in Amsterdam in 2017.
Commenting on the news Kenneth Macpherson, CEO of Europe Middle East Asia and Africa, IHG, said:
“It’s wonderful to see the Kimpton brand gaining such momentum in Asia and across the globe. It is one of the world’s most beloved luxury lifestyle brands, with each hotel bringing to life a unique character.
“This hotel’s thoughtful approach to design will highlight the best of Tokyo’s vibrant Shinjuku district, providing truly unique guest experiences with personal service.”
“With a strong and growing interest for luxury hotels and lifestyle brands, Kimpton Tokyo Shinjuku will undoubtedly have a bright future of growth, and we look forward to growing the brand in Japan and throughout the region.”