18 Oct 2017
Tokyo, Japan – Marriott International announces today the signing of AC by Marriott Tokyo Ginza. Located in Japan's capital, the signing marks the entry of the creative, entrepreneurial AC Hotels by Marriott brand into Japan. The new build, stand-alone property is owned by Tobu Railway Co., Ltd, and operated by Tobu Hotel Management, and is scheduled to open in summer 2020.
"We are thrilled to be bringing AC Hotels by Marriott to Japan," said 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."
Tobu Hotel Management has an existing relationship with Marriott International with the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Ginz and the recently signed The Ritz-Carlton, Nikko. 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," said 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 frictionless service."
The hotel will feature 296 well-curated guestrooms with modern furnishings and decor, 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 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.