The hotel, earlier known as Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so, will be operated as Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, by the company itself. The company was earlier operating the separate meeting and conference facilities located in the same property complex, and has added the hotel to its portfolio.
Chinzanso means ‘villa on a mountain of camellias’, and is located inside a 16.3-acre Japanese botanical garden in the centre of Tokyo, within walking distance of Edogawabashi subway station, and close to the Mejiro JR station. The hotel is also located next to the Kanda, on the riverside, offering a location to observe the annual sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan.
The property includes event spaces, such as 22 banquet and meeting rooms; and six restaurants, along with the hotel building itself.
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo features 259 guest rooms and 36 meeting rooms. The hotel will be taking reservations for its grand opening from July 2, 2012, from its new website.
The company intends to invest around £60 million in next three years on property renovations and upgrades.
Kazumasa Suezawa, the company president and chief executive officer, said, ‘As a Japanese tourism pioneer, we now must step up and operate the entire property ourselves. We look forward to welcoming guests from around the world to this one-of-a-kind, exquisite luxury property, to experience the authentic culture its new name embodies.’