Japan will welcome the opening of Kimpton Tokyo Shinjuku by InterContinental Hotels Group and Tsukada Global Holdings in 2020.
The 162-room hotel will feature bold, playful design, award-winning dining and unique amenities, with three inventive meeting spaces that accommodate up to 300 people, a well-equipped wellness studio, and a multi-function chapel that will bring Kimpton flair to a couple’s special day.
Japan is the newest market for the Kimpton brand, continuing the recent growth trajectory with signings in Greater China and south-east Asia, as well as the 2017 opening of Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam.
There would be few places more fitting for a unique luxury hotel than Japan’s Shinjuku, the world-famous skyscraper district that showcases many of Tokyo’s tallest buildings, as well as department stores, subterranean malls, electronics shops, and Kabukicho, one of Japan’s largest and most lively entertainment districts.
It’s also home to the world’s busiest railway station, which serves more than two million passengers every day.
Great food sits at the heart of the Kimpton ethos, and Kimpton Tokyo Shinjuku will bring this to life with three locally-inspired restaurants that will allow guests and locals alike to embark on uniquely distinct dining experiences.
In true Kimpton style, the property will offer signature perks such as complimentary morning coffee and tea in the living room lobby and an evening social hour, giving guests an opportunity to unwind and recharge.
Kenneth Macpherson, chief executive of Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa, IHG, said: “It’s wonderful to see the Kimpton brand gaining such momentum in Asia and across the globe.
“It is one of the world’s most beloved luxury lifestyle brands, with each hotel bringing to life a unique character.
“This hotel’s thoughtful approach to design will highlight the best of Tokyo’s vibrant Shinjuku district, providing truly unique guest experiences with personal service.
“With a strong and growing interest for luxury hotels and lifestyle brands, Kimpton Tokyo Shinjuku will undoubtedly have a bright future of growth, and we look forward to growing the brand in Japan and throughout the region”, he added.
Tsukada Global Holdings, the owner of Kimpton Tokyo Shinjuku, is one of the leading hospitality companies in Japan, with a focus on actively developing its hotel, restaurant, bridal, wellness and relaxation businesses.
They are a long-time IHG development partner, and own four hotels including Intercontinental Tokyo Bay and The Strings by Intercontinental Tokyo.