Marriott International, together with Ian Schrager, has announced the signing of two separate agreements with Mori Trust for two new properties in Tokyo.
The trust is the largest owner and franchisee of Marriott International hotels in Japan.
Under the new deal, work will begin on the Tokyo Edition, Ginza and the Tokyo Edition, Toranomon.
Expected to open in 2020, these two distinctive luxury lifestyle hotels will mark the debut of EDITION in Japan.
Edition Hotels is an unexpected and refreshing collection of individualised, customised, one-of-a-kind hotels which redefines the codes of traditional luxury.
Conceived by Ian Schrager in a partnership with Marriott International, Edition combines the personal, intimate, individualised experience that Ian Schrager is known for, with the global reach, operational expertise and scale of Marriott.
The authenticity and originality that Ian Schrager brings to this brand coupled with the global reach of Marriott International results in a truly distinct product sets itself apart from anything else currently in the marketplace.
“We are thrilled to sign two new Edition hotels in Tokyo, Japan’s dynamic capital, where pulsing modernity meets vibrant customs, compelling cuisine and much more,” said Anthony Capuano, global chief development office, Marriott International.
“Tokyo serves as the perfect setting for the Edition brand, presenting the best of the world’s cultural and social milieu for travellers who seek exceptional places and experiences.”
The Tokyo Edition, Ginza will be a newly built 13-storey standalone property with 80 guestrooms.
Located just off Chuo Street, the main shopping street in Ginza, the hotel site affords convenient access to Ginza-Itchome Station, Ginza Station and Tokyo Station, as well as shopping complexes, restaurants and tourist attractions such as Tokyo Imperial Palace.
Construction is expected to start in May 2018, with an opening planned for March 2020.
Meanwhile, the 200-key Tokyo Edition Toranomon will be built as part of a redevelopment of the former Pastoral Building, a mixed-use project comprising offices, residences and a medical centre.
Located in Minato ward, the hotel site is within walking distance from Kamiyacho Station and Roppongi-Itchome Station; it is also a short drive to Toranomon Station and Tokyo Station as well as minutes from government offices, embassies and consulates, office buildings, retail and dining facilities, and cultural sites such as Akasaka Palace and Meiji Shrine.