Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Debut First Luxury Hotel in Tokyo

Part of The Luxury Collection, The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho Will Welcome Global Explorers to Japan’s Bustling Capital in July 2016

TOKYO - January 21, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced it will debut the brand’s first hotel in Tokyo in July 2016. Owned by Prince Hotels, Inc., The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel, will be located in the heart of Tokyo’s Kioicho neighborhood, marking The Luxury Collection’s second property in Japan, following the opening of Suiran in Kyoto in April 2015.

“The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho is the perfect showcase of the rapid growth of The Luxury Collection brand, which has recently surpassed 100 hotels in more than 30 countries,” said Hoyt H. Harper II, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection. “From a historic UNESCO site in Kyoto to a prestigious location in the heart of Tokyo, The Luxury Collection offers guests unique access to indigenous and authentic destination experiences.”

“The demand for luxury hospitality continues to be on the rise in Japan, especially as Tokyo prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games and the Paralympics,” added Shigeyoshi Akasaka, President of Prince Hotel, Inc. “We are confident that this partnership with Starwood – with its acclaimed The Luxury Collection brand, strong management platform and powerful loyalty rewards program – will make The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho a magnificent proposition for worldly travelers seeking a unique angle from which to discover Tokyo.”

Located in Kioicho, part of the central Chiyoda municipality, the hotel will sit at the geographic center of Tokyo, seamlessly aligning with the city’s juxtaposition of historic marvels and ultra-modern infrastructure. The location is in close proximity to Tokyo’s myriad attractions, including Shimizudani Park and Benkei Canal. Access to the extensive metro network will be conveniently offered from the nearby Akasaka Mitsuke station, which connects to the popular shopping and entertainment districts of Ginza, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and Shibuya in just 20 minutes.

The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho is part of Tokyo Garden Terrace, a mixed-use development which will encompass retail, offices and residences. The hotel will be located on the 30th to 36th floors of the tower also featuring offices and commercial facilities and will include a lobby on the top floor with panoramic city views. Designed by Rockwell Group Europe, The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho will offer 250 spacious guestrooms, including 11 opulent suites. The 35th floor will feature a signature bar with two-story floor-to-ceiling glass windows for guests to enjoy the ever-changing cityscape. The hotel will also boast more than 272 square meters of state-of-the-art function and meeting space, a large indoor pool, fitness center, spa, business center and club lounge. It will house four distinctive restaurants and bars, including an all-day dining venue and specialty restaurants. Hotel guests will also have easy access to additional dining options located within Tokyo Garden Terrace, including a bistro-style French restaurant.

“Responding to the strong growing demand for distinctive and refined hospitality experiences, The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho will enliven the luxury hospitality landscape of Tokyo,” said Lothar Pehl, Senior Vice President, Operations and Global Initiatives, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. “We are pleased to offer The Luxury Collection brand’s unparalleled services in one of the city’s most dynamic neighborhoods.”

“We are confident that The Luxury Collection brand’s unique and refined offerings will perfectly complement the hallmarks of The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho,” said Rajit Sukumaran, Senior Vice President, Acquisition & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. “In addition to being the first Starwood luxury brand in Tokyo, the signing of The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho showcases our commitment to Japan’s compelling and dynamic travel market.”

In 2015, Starwood signed four new hotels and opened three new properties in Japan, namely Sheraton Kiroro Hokkaido Resort; The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido; and The Westin Rusutsu Resort. When opened, The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioichio will mark Starwood’s fourth hotel in Tokyo, bolstering the company’s presence in the Japanese capital.

For more information on The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel, please visit

About The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts

The Luxury Collection® brand is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world's most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination's indigenous charms and treasures. Originated in 1906 under the CIGA® brand as a collection of Europe's most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble, set to exceed 100 of the world's finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries by the early 2016. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world's finest. For more information and new openings, visit or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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