Dorchester Collection has announced plans for its first hotel in Asia, located in the highest building in Japan.

The hotel is set to open in 2028 in Tokyo’s ‘Torch Tower’ in the city centre, which is currently under development by Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd. and Tokyo Century Corporation.

While the group has not provided many details on the forthcoming hotel, it said that the upper floors will offer panoramic views of Tokyo Bay, the city centre and Mount Fuji.

Christopher Cowdray, chief executive officer, Dorchester Collection, commented:

“This new hotel will become a beacon for Japan’s ultra-luxury hotel landscape and set new benchmarks. World-class architects will inspire with their symbolic design torch concept, lighting up not only the future of Tokyo and Japan but also the world.

“Tokyo has long been an integral part of our growth strategy given it is a gateway to Asia and its global significance, and to be partnering with the highly esteemed Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd. and Tokyo Century Corporation is a true honour. Their core values are perfectly aligned with ours given the vision of ‘a love for people, a love for the city’ and our ‘We Care’ philosophy.”

Junichi Yoshida, president and chief executive officer, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd., added:

“We are delighted to welcome the historic and traditional Dorchester Collection as our partner. We are confident that by infusing the culture and hospitality that Dorchester Collection has cultivated over the years, the hotel will provide a “one-of-a-kind experience” that is unique to this location.”

Yoichiro Nakai, deputy president and executive officer, Tokyo Century Corporation, also said:

“It is a pleasure to have Dorchester Collection, which operates famous hotels around the world, become a part of Tokyo Torch, a symbol of our partnership of more than a decade with Mitsubishi Estate. I believe the brand philosophy “one-of-a-kind experience” woven by Torch Tower as Japan’s tallest building and Dorchester Collection will make Tokyo and Japan newly compelling.”

Dorchester Collection currently comprises nine hotels in London, Paris, Milan, Rome,
and Los Angeles, with plans to enter the Middle East next year with The Lana, Dubai.

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