The contstruction site and a rendering of the complete Andaz Tokyo
Hyatt Hotels Corporation will debut its “community centred” boutique-style brand, Andaz, in Japan in 2014. This will mark its fourth international Andaz property – the others being located in London, Amsterdam and Shanghai – in addition to the nine US Andaz hotels.
Andaz Tokyo will occupy eight floors, including the top six of a 52-storey tower in a multi-use complex now under construction in Toranomon business and embassy district of Tokyo. The wing-shaped tower will stand 247 metres tall when completed and be the second-tallest in the city. It will house residences, shops and conference venues in addition to the hotel.
The tower’s strategic location in Minato ward, with easy access to embassies, seaports and Haneda Airport, is expected to draw business from the regional headquarters of multinationals and research organisations across a wide number of industries, including the medical, chemical, electronics, precision instruments, finance, securities and IT.
Andaz Tokyo will have 164 guestrooms and suites, ranging in size from 51 to 220 square metres. There will be an open-air bar, event space and a chapel on the 52nd floor, an all-day organic dining restaurant on the 51st floor, as well as a 20-metre infinity pool alongside spa and fitness centre on the 37th floor. The rooms, of which 16 are suites, will be located on the 47th-50th floors and all offer views of Tokyo’s skyline.
Larry Tchou, executive vice-president, group president – Asia, Hyatt Hotels said that “true to its destination, Andaz Tokyo will convey the well-tailored, refined sensibility of Japan as well as the vibrant, internationally eclectic spirit of its capital city.” Karen Chung, director of corporate communications added that the stagnant state of Japan’s economy was not of concern, since “Tokyo’s luxury and upscale hotel market has recovered from the negative impact of the quake and performed in line with the monthly trend of 2010.”