Sheraton portfolio expands in Japan

25th Apr 2007

Starwood Hotels & Resorts opened two new Sheratons in Japan this month: Sheraton Miyako Hotel, Osaka and Sheraton Miyako Hotel, Tokyo.“As one of the world’s largest economies, Japan has been very successful with driving tourism through its tourism authority and various travel agencies and programs, growing its tourism arrivals year after year, and is definitely a great opportunity for us to expand our brands in Japan. We are very excited about the prospects for Japan and are looking at new growth covering all the great brands of our company including Le Meridien, Westin, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, St. Regis, W, The Luxury Collection and aloft in various cities of Japan,” said Lothar Pehl, Regional Vice President for Starwood hotels in Japan, Korea and Guam.

With the opening of the two new Sheraton hotels in Tokyo and Osaka, Starwood now offers travelers a choice of 5 Westins in Japan: Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Awaji Island, 6 Sheratons: Tokyo, Osaka, Miyazaki, Sapporo, Yokohama Bay and Kobe Bay and 2 Le Meridien hotels in Tokyo.

Sheraton Miyako Hotel, Tokyo: has completed some significant renovation work already and will continue to undergo additional renovation to its existing facilities, including more guestrooms and the health club. Upon completion of the renovation, the hotel will offer 492 guestrooms, 5 restaurants, over 3,000 square meters of meeting space, a health club, a wedding chapel and a Japanese wedding hall.

The Sheraton Miyako Hotel, Tokyo is located in the highly sophisticated area of Shirokane, in close proximity to the business and commercial districts such as Shinagawa, Ebisu and Shibuya.

Sheraton Miyako Hotel, Osaka: will also undergo additional renovation to its existing facilities, including the guestrooms and meeting facilities. Upon completion of the renovation, the hotel will offer 575 guestrooms, 7 restaurants, 400 square meters of meeting space, a health club and three wedding chapels and wedding halls.


The Sheraton Miyako Hotel, Osaka is located in Uehonmachi in Osaka, adjacent to a major railway station: Kintetsu Railway Uehonmachi Terminal. The hotel is conveniently located for both business and leisure, with close proximity to various cultural landmarks of Osaka such as Osaka Castle and Shitennoji Buddhist Temple as well as the business districts. The hotel is about 40 minutes by train from Kyoto, the cradle of Japanese culture and civilization, and about 2.5 hours by train from Tokyo, the capital city of Japan.



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