Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo continues three-phase guestroom renovation project

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, Japanese hospitality company Fujita Kanko's five-star flagship property, is continuing with the major renovation to upgrade and refurbish all of its 260 guestrooms. The renovation takes place in three phases: 66 rooms during August-November 2014, 99 rooms during January-March 2015 and 95 rooms during January-March 2016.

The two key themes in the renovation are “home away from home” and “Japonesque.” Upon completion, the new interior design will emphasize Japanese elements and art pieces, with key elements including traditional Japanese color themes, Arita ceramics, Nishijin-ori throws, Ukiyo-e and Japanese woodblock prints.

Each room will offer a sofa to relax, a 50-inch TV, and Japanese and Western tableware such as plates, chopsticks and tea pot, coffee machine. The mini-bar area will be more spacious and functional. The other upgraded amenities will include: Hansgrohe's shower heads that give massages; a full-set of skincare products; and a set of toiletries per guest, not per room.

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Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo was re-flagged in 2013 after 20 years as Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so, offering 12 restaurants; 36 meeting and banquet rooms, Tokyo's most extensive meeting/banquet facilities; and Yu, The Spa, Tokyo's largest hotel spa. Fujita Kanko's rebranding plans include investing over $80 million in renovations. New facilities have also been added, including a rooftop event space, Serenity Garden.

Formally the residence of Prince Aritomo Yamagata, Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo is known for its historic heritage and its Japanese botanical garden with numerous botanical species, birds and insects, a green oasis in the middle of Tokyo. Its services include kimono rentals and fittings, and traditional Japanese tea ceremony performed at the hotel's tea house.

Fujita Kanko, established in 1955, is headquartered in Tokyo. In addition to its core hospitality business, the company operates wedding and banquet facilities, resorts, leisure facilities and related services. It has 60 properties/facilities, including its five-star flagship Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, and 32 mid-priced hotels throughout Japan in the Hotel Gracery and Washington Hotels groups.

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