Hyatt Plans First Andaz Hotel in Japan
CHICAGO—Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Mori Building Co., Ltd. announced that their affiliates have signed an agreement to launch Andaz Tokyo, the first Andaz hotel in Japan. When it opens in the summer of 2014, Andaz Tokyo will strengthen the Andaz presence in Asia. READER COMMENTS
Andaz Tokyo will be the fourth Hyatt-branded hotel to open in Tokyo and the ninth to be established in Japan. Hyatt and Mori Building affiliates have collaborated on two other five-star properties in Asia: Park Hyatt Shanghai, which opened in September 2008, and Grand Hyatt Tokyo, which will mark its tenth anniversary in April 2013.
“Currently, nine Andaz hotels are in operation in four countries, with others continually being added to our development pipeline,” said Larry Tchou, executive vice president, group president – Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “True to its destination, Andaz Tokyo will convey the well-tailored, refined sensibility of Japan, as well as the vibrant, internationally eclectic spirit of its capital city.”
Andaz Tokyo will occupy eight floors, including the top six, of a 52-story tower in a multi-use complex now under construction in Toranomon, a business and embassy district located in the capital’s Minato Ward. At a height more than 2,600 square feet, the wing-shaped high-rise, designed by Nihon Sekkei Inc. and constructed by Mori Building, will be the second tallest in the city, housing offices, residences, shops, and conference venues, in addition to Andaz Tokyo with its spa, restaurant facilities, and 164 guestrooms and suites. The hotel will feature an open-air bar and event space with outdoor seating on the penthouse level.
A first for a high-rise Tokyo hotel, there will be a 65 square foot indoor infinity pool located on the building’s 37th floor along with a spa and fitness center. Andaz Tokyo’s 164 guestrooms, which will include 16 suites, will be situated on the 47th through 50th floors. Standard rooms will average 167 square feet, and the largest suite will be 721 square feet in size.
Overseeing the interior design of Andaz Tokyo are Tony Chi of the New York-based Tony Chi & Associates, and Shinichiro Ogata, of Simplicity Co. Ltd. in Tokyo’s Meguro Ward.