Japanese hotelier Fujita Kanko revealed plans to open the Hotel Gracery Asakusa in Tokyo in the fall of 2018. The hotel will be the seventh and newest property for the Hotel Gracery Group.
The 125-room hotel in Asakusa is located near Narita and Haneda airports, as well as other shopping and entertainment districts within Tokyo. The hotel is also near the Asakusa subway station, Sensoji temple, Nakamise Dori shopping street, Hanayashiki amusement park, Sumida River and Tokyo Skytree tower.
Fujita Kanko planned to expand its WHG group, which currently has six properties under Hotel Gracery and 26 properties under Washington Hotels. Its goal is to add 10 WHG hotels with 3,000 guestrooms to its portfolio over the next five years. The brand opened locations previously in Naha (Okinawa), Kyoto and Shinjuku (Tokyo) with the Godzilla-themed Hotel Gracery Shinjuku.
Future scheduled Gracery openings include Hotel Gracery Seoul in 2018 and Hotel Gracery Taipei in 2019. The Seoul location was signed with a management agreement between Fujita Kanko and Haesung Industrial in late 2014, according to Japan Today. In the Myeongdang area, the 330-room hotel will be near shopping districts and main tourism hubs. The Gracery opening in Taipei will be owned and developed by Taiwanese real estate developer Huang Hsiang Construction, while Fujita Kanko will manage the 248-guestroom hotel. Capitalizing on the influx of travelers to Taiwan, the Hotel Gracery Taipei will be in the center of the city near Zhongxiao Xinsheng MRT Station.
Fujita Kanko, established in 1955, is a publicly-traded tourism industry corporation headquartered in Tokyo. In addition to its core hospitality business, the company operates wedding and banquet facilities, high-end resorts, leisure facilities and related services. It has 70 properties and facilities, including its flagship, Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, and 32 mid-priced hotels throughout Japan in the Hotel Gracery and Washington Hotels groups.