Marriott to Open Tokyo Edition Hotel Later This Month

By Paul Riegler on 15 October 2020
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Marriott International announced the opening of the Tokyo Edition, Toranomon, which will take place on October 20, 2020.

The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon is the result of collaboration between Marriott, hotelier Ian Schrager, and the Mori Trust.  It is located in the Tokyo World Gate building, a 38-story mixed-use skyscraper, and occupies floors 31-36.

“We wanted to do something that embodies the traditions of Japan, but also looks forward with design and visuals,” said Schrager in a statement.

The hotel was designed by architect Kengo Kuma, who is known for his reinterpretation of Japanese architecture for the 21st century and for his uses of natural materials and his new ways of thinking about light and lightness. Key buildings in his portfolio include the Stone Museum in Nasu, the Nagasaki Prefectural Museum, and the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.

The hotel describes its design as a “very delicate balancing act between the refined, elegant, simple, and pure approach of Japan’s culture, style, and tradition, and Edition’s passion, emotion, sophistication… and desire to break rules to create something entirely new.”

The 206-key hotel offers ten unique public spaces to work and relax.  Each is intended to “suit every mood,” the hotel said.

Guest room décor is a neutral “no color” color palette with a variety of materials including white oak as well as light gray, ivory, and silver textiles in order to “evoke quiet Zen-like luxury and relaxation.”  All rooms offer views of Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Bay.

Restaurants at the property are under the helm of Chef Tom Atkins and include the Blue Room that offers “retro-chic” all-day dining, and the Jade Room and Garden Terrace, which includes a Sky Garden that floats 450’ (140 m) over street level.

Other hotel amenities include a spa that offers a variety of treatments, a 24-hour gym, and four meeting studios that can be opened to accommodate up to 250 people.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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