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Marriott signs agreement to debut JW Marriott brand in Tokyo

Marriott has announced that it has signed an agreement with East Japan Railway Company to bring the JW Marriott brand to Tokyo, the largest city in Japan.

JW Marriott Hotel Tokyo will be located in the heart of Tokyo between Shinagawa and Tamachi Stations and is a key component of JR East’s extensive redevelopment project of the former JR Shinagawa Depot Railway Yard. The hotel will be located within a 15-minute drive to Tokyo Haneda Airport, making it easily accessible to both domestic and international visitors. The hotel is expected to open in spring 2025.

The hotel is slated to feature 200 well-appointed guest rooms and suites. The interiors, led by Yabu Pushelberg, will be balanced, subtle, and elegant with deep indigo as the accent colors. An indulgent mix of dining options include an all-day restaurant with a semi-open kitchen, a specialty restaurant, and a lobby lounge which will feature a unique Croissant Bar. Plans also call for a spacious Executive Lounge, a 25-meter indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and the brand’s signature Spa by JW. In addition, the hotel will feature 740-square meters of event space, as well as 250-square-meters of pre-function event space.

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Karl Hudson, Area Vice President, Japan and Guam, Marriott International, said:

We are thrilled to work with East Japan Railway Company to expand one of our flagship brands in Japan with the signing the new JW Marriott Hotel Tokyo. 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.

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The Takanawa Gateway Urban Development project will span four blocks and will include the Takanawa Gateway station and a mixed-use development, which is expected to become Tokyo’s newest international township. Comprising of five buildings, this development expects to feature residences as well as commercial facilities, a convention, and a conference center. JW Marriott Hotel Tokyo is slated to occupy the 22nd to the 30th floors of the Station Complex Building (South) and will be situated within walking distance of the Shinagawa Station, the terminus for the upcoming Linear Chuo Shinkansen, set to connect Tokyo with other major cities in Japan.

Yuji Fukasawa, President and Chief Executive Officer, East Japan Railway Company, said:

East Japan Railway is thrilled to welcome 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 spirits and holistic well-being in this exciting upcoming destination in Tokyo.

Marriott International currently operates a portfolio of more than 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.

Meanwhile, Marriott recently announced plans for JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge.

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