Marriott International has announced the signing of AC by Marriott Tokyo Ginza. Located in Japan’s capital, the signing marks the entry of the creative, entrepreneurial AC Hotels by Marriott brand into Japan. The new stand-alone property is owned by Tobu Railway Co., Ltd, and operated by Tobu Hotel Management, and is scheduled to open in summer 2020.

Chief Development Officer, Marriott International Asia Pacific, Paul Foskey, says he is thrilled to be bringing the AC Hotels by Marriott brand to Japan.

“We are convinced that the stylish European design aesthetic, thoughtful service and urban modern mindset of AC by Marriott will create an oasis for travelers constantly on-the-go. They can focus, be present and connect with a city as dynamic as Tokyo,” said Mr Foskey.

Tobu Hotel Management has an existing relationship with Marriott International after collaborating on the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Ginz and recently signed The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko.

Owned entirely by Tobu Railway Co., Ltd, the Japanese conglomerate is otherwise engaged in private railway lines, development projects and extensive leisure facilities.

President of Tobu Hotel Management, Shigeta Atsushi, says he is looking forward to continuing the collaboration with Marriott International, and introducing a new brand into Japan.

“Tokyo’s inbound and domestic travel market is steadily increasing and in need of Select Service hotels, and we’re happy to introduce a lifestyle brand created for those looking for a carefully curated experience with an emphasis on high-design and frictionless service,” said Mr Atsushi.

The hotel will feature 296 well-curated guestrooms with modern furnishings and décor, along with thoughtfully selected showpieces.

The 15 storey hotel will feature an executive lounge on the top floor and offer international all-day dining at AC Kitchen, which is a casual, open-plan space accentuated by an outdoor terrace.

The AC Lounge and Bar will serve as a breakfast area and offer a selection of tapas-inspired small bites and hand-crafted drinks in the evenings, including the signature AC Gin and Tonic. A meeting room, exercise room, and AC Library offer a range of activities to suit the needs of modern business travellers.

AC by Marriott is situated in one of the city’s largest upscale entertainment districts in Ginza. The hotel will be a short distance from both the Ginza and Tokyo stations as well as in close proximity to offices located in the central Tokyo area. Convenient access to retail and dining facilities in and around Ginza, the Tokyo International Forum and Tokyo Imperial Palace, make this a great business and leisure destination.

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