Shangri-La debuts in Tokyo

4 Mar 2009 by Sara Turner

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has opened its first hotel in Japan. The Hong Kong-based hotel group will manage the new property, Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo.

Madhu Rao, managing director and chief executive of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, said: “The Japanese market is essential for us as we expand internationally. I am delighted to say we now have a hotel in Tokyo, one of Asia’s and the world’s key capitals.”

The 202-room five-star hotel occupies the top 11 floors of Marunouchi Trust Tower Main Building, a 37-floor, mixed-use building next to Tokyo station. The Shangri-La, Tokyo has two restaurants – Piacere, serving Italian food, and the Japanese-themed Nadaman. The Lobby Lounge offers afternoon tea and live entertainment.

The hotel also features meeting rooms and banquet facilities, a health club, an indoor swimming pool, CHI the Spa and a club lounge. It houses more than 2,000 pieces of artwork and 50 chandeliers handmade in the Czech Republic by Lasvit.

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has more than 50 projects under development in Austria, Canada, mainland China, France, India, Japan, Macau, the Maldives, the Philippines, Qatar, the Seychelles, Thailand, the UK and the US. The group currently owns or manages 62 hotels under the Shangri-La and Traders brands.

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Report by Sara Turner

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