The Capitol Hotel Tokyu – famous for housing The Beatles during their iconic 1966 world tour – has reopened, following a major refurbishment that called for the building to be demolished and rebuit.
First known as the Tokyo Hilton, it was launched in 1963 to accommodate visitors attending the Olympic Games hosted in Japan. It was rebranded as Capitol Tokyu Hotel from 1983 till November 2006, when it closed to begin the hotel’s next phase of evolution.
The 29-storey property, located in the Akasaka area, consists of 251 rooms. The top three floors of the hotel are the Club Floors, which features suites and the exclusive Library Lounge.
To cater to corporates, there is a business centre and five meeting spaces including a ballroom, a banquet room and three separate function rooms found on the first and second floors of the building. Additionally, there are three restaurants, a bar, a gym, salon, spa and an indoor swimming pool.
A member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts, Capitol Hotel Tokyu is offering the third night free for those staying two consecutive nights. Rates start from JPY37,000 (US$428), which run until March 31, 2011.
For more information, visit www.preferredhotels.com