Marriott International, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement with East Japan Railway Company to bring the JW Marriott brand to Tokyo, Japan. The hotel is located in the heart of Tokyo between Shinagawa and Tamachi stations and is a key part of the extensive JR East redevelopment project of the former JR Shinagawa Depot Railway Yard. The hotel is expected to open in the spring of 2025.
“We are thrilled to work with East Japan Railway Company to expand one of our flagship brands in Japan with the signing of the new JW Marriott Hotel Tokyo,” said Karl Hudson, regional vice president, Japan and Guam, Marriott International. “The new luxury hotel will mark the second JW Marriott hotel to open in Japan and will welcome guests to an oasis of peace and serenity in the bustling heart of Tokyo.”
The JW Marriott Hotel Tokyo is expected to offer 200 well-appointed rooms and suites. The interiors, led by Yabu Pushelberg, will be balanced, subtle and elegant with deep indigo as accent colors. An indulgent mix of dining options includes a an all-day dining restaurant with a semi-open kitchen, a specialty restaurant and a lobby lounge that will include a unique Croissant Bar. Plans also call for a spacious Executive Lounge, 25-meter indoor pool, fitness center and the brand’s signature spa by JW. Additionally, the hotel will have 740 square meters of event space, as well as 250 square meters of pre-functioning event space, making it a prime destination for small to mid-size events.
Yuji Fukasawa, President and CEO of East Japan Railway Company, said, “East Japan Railway is delighted to welcome the JW Marriott Hotel to Takanawa Gateway City. We are confident that the new JW Marriott Hotel Tokyo will elevate our hospitality offerings to world-class levels for visitors who seek enriching experiences, revitalized minds and holistic well-being in this exciting upcoming Tokyo destination.”
The Takanawa Gateway urban development project will span four blocks and include Takanawa Gateway Station and a mixed-use development, which is expected to become Tokyo’s newest international township. Consisting of five buildings, this development provides residences as well as commercial facilities, a congress and a conference center. The JW Marriott Hotel Tokyo is expected to occupy the 22nd and 30th floors of the station complex building (south) and will be located within walking distance of Shinagawa Station, the terminus of the next linear Chuo Shinkansen, which will connect Tokyo with other major cities in Japan. The hotel is also located a 15-minute drive from Tokyo Haneda Airport, making it easily accessible to both domestic and international visitors.
Marriott International currently operates a portfolio of over 70 hotels in Japan across 18 brands in cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, as well as secondary destinations such as Tochigi, Gifu and Wakayama.[‘[‘[‘[‘