Hotel News: AC Hotels by Marriott to Enter Japanese Market


Ginza is one of glitziest districts in Tokyo, Japan.  Photo Credit: Thierry Tutin.

Land of the Rising Sun

Marriott International has signed an agreement to manage a hotel in Tokyo, Japan. Located in the Japanese capital's glitzy Ginza district, the AC by Marriott Tokyo will be the  first AC Hotels by Marriott branded property in the East Asian country.

The newly built, stand-alone property is owned by Tobu Railway Co., Ltd, and will be operated by Tobu Hotel Management. It is scheduled to open in summer 2020.

“We are thrilled to be bringing AC Hotels by Marriott to Japan,” says Paul Foskey, Chief Development Officer, Marriott International Asia Pacific.

“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.”

The lobby of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Ginza, which is located in Tokyo, Japan.

Tobu Hotel Management has an existing relationship with Marriott International with the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Ginza and the recently signed The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko, which will open in 2020.

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

“We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Marriott International and introducing a new brand into Japan,” says Shigeta Atsushi, President, Tobu Hotel Management.

“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 friction-less service,” Shigeta says

The hotel will feature 296 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 – 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 hotel group's signature AC Gin Tonic.

A meeting room, exercise room, and AC Library offer a range of activities to suit the needs of modern business travelers. 

Located in Ginza, AC by Marriott Tokyo is situated in one of the city's largest upscale entertainment districts.

The hotel will be a short distance from both the Ginza and Tokyo railway stations as well as in close proximity to offices located in the central Tokyo area.

There will be convenient access to retail and dining facilities in and around Ginza, the Tokyo International Forum and Tokyo Imperial Palace, making it a great place for both business and leisure travelers.

AC Hotels by Marriott

Based in Spain, AC Hotels by Marriott owns and operates a chain of more than 80 hotels in Brazil, Canada,Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The hotel group was founded in 1998. It was originally known as AC Hotels. It changed its name to AC Hotels by Marriott in 2011 when it became a subsidiary of Marriott International.

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