Okura Tokyo Hotel to Open in 2019

By Anna Breuer on 26 June 2018
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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

The Okura Tokyo, which will replace the Hotel Okura Tokyo, a 1960s property that has hosted every U.S. president since Richard Nixon and that has been the site of several international summits, will open its doors to guests in September 2019, the hotelier announced on Monday.

The historic 408-room Main Wing opened in 1962 while a second wing opened a decade later.

The new hotel will also have two wings, the Okura Heritage Wing, a 17-story classical Japanese hotel, and the Okura Prestige Tower, a 41-story structure.  The Yamazato Japanese restaurant will reopen in the Heritage Wing as will the Chosho-an tea ceremony room.  Combined, the two wingswill offer a total of 508 guestrooms.

The lobbies of both wings and several of the restaurants were designed by Yoshio Taniguchi, son of the designer of the original hotel’s iconic lobby, Yoshiro Taniguchi.

The Okura Museum of Art, which was established in 1917 as the country’s first private art museum, will open in a new building as well, and will house a collection of over 2,500 works of art.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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