The Hotel Okura Co., Ltd has announced that its new flagship hotel The Okura Tokyo is to start accepting reservations for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions with immediate effect. The Okura Tokyo first opened in 1962 but its main building closed for refurbishment in 2015.
The remodelled hotel is scheduled to open on 12 September, 2019 and will comprise two main buildings.
The Okura Heritage Wing will offer “traditional luxury” while the neighbouring The Okura Prestige Tower will feature “contemporary luxury”.
The Okura Tokyo will offer 20 banquet rooms, all in The Okura Prestige Tower, ranging in size from large event and reception spaces to smaller rooms for more intimate parties.
The new 2,000sqm Heian Room will be one of the largest ballrooms and event spaces of any hotel in Tokyo and will be situated on the first floor of The Okura Prestige Tower.
The original Heian Room was a large, elegant Japanese-style facility with an illustrious history having hosted royalty and heads of state. It was also the venue for international conferences such as the International Monetary Fund General Assembly.
The new Heian Room will be able to accommodate up to 2,000 guests for standing receptions and can combine with the adjacent foyer and other banquet halls to create a flexible 3,000 sqm function area.
The second floor of The Okura Prestige Tower will contain the Orchard banquet hall, the hotel’s second-largest, as well as a number of meeting and function rooms, all featuring European garden themes. Around half of The Okura Tokyo site will be covered with a variety of lush gardens and greenery, views of which guests will be able to enjoy from the lobby throughout the seasons.
On the 41st floor of The Okura Prestige Tower, a further range of meeting rooms will provide views across Tokyo.
Masaki Ikeda, president and general manager of Hotel Okura Tokyo, said: “Since its original opening, Hotel Okura Tokyo has hosted many notable guests and events from around the world, including heads of state and leading global organisations. In the newly reborn The Okura Tokyo, we look forward again to welcoming guests from around the world with our signature blend of traditional Japanese culture and sophisticated service.”
The Okura Tokyo is located in one of Tokyo’s main business areas, surrounded by government offices and embassies and offering easy access to shopping areas such as Ginza.
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