Tokyo is getting a new boutique hotel, courtesy of IHG and Tsukada Global Holdings.
When it opens in 2020, the Kimpton Tokyo Shinjuku will have 162 guestrooms and three meeting spaces for up to 300 people.
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. Known as the "skyscraper district," Shinjuku is home to many of Tokyo’s tallest buildings, as well as department stores, subterranean malls, electronics shops, and Kabukicho, one of Japan’s largest entertainment districts. It’s also home to the world’s busiest railway station, which serves more than two million passengers every day.
“This hotel marks our fifth project in Asia in less than a year, further underscoring the broad appeal for boutique experiences among leisure and business travelers in the region,” said Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, in a statement.
Tsukada Global Holdings, the owner of Kimpton Tokyo Shinjuku, is a long-time IHG development partner. The company owns four hotels including Intercontinental Tokyo Bay and The Strings by Intercontinental Tokyo.
“With construction having commenced and completion expected in early 2020, we will be well-positioned to take advantage of the increased domestic and international luxury tourism in the lead up to Tokyo 2020,” said Masayuki Tsukada, president and CEO of Tsukada Global Holdings. “We are confident that Kimpton’s striking modern luxury experience will stand out among its more traditional nearby hotel neighbors and will be a story of success.”
Kimpton currently has 66 hotels open globally with another 20 in the pipeline, including the Kimpton Bali, Kimpton Shanghai Jing’an, Kimpton Resort Sanya Haitang Bay and Kimpton Hotel Taipei.
IHG currently has 33 hotels operating under three brands in Japan: InterContinental, ANA Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn. The company's regional pipeline includes the ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa, Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora and Hotel Indigo Inuyama Urakuen Garden.