Edition announces Japanese debut

Marriott International and Ian Schrager have announced the signing of two separate agreements with Mori Trust, the largest owner and franchisee of Marriott International hotels in Japan, for The Tokyo Edition, Ginza and The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon. Expected to open in 2020, the two distinctive hotels will mark the debut of Edition in Japan.

The Tokyo Edition, Ginza will be a 13-storey newbuild property with 80 guestrooms. Located just off Chuo Street, the main shopping street in Ginza, the hotel site affords convenient access to Ginza-Itchome Station, Ginza Station and Tokyo Station, as well as shopping complexes, restaurants and tourist attractions such as Tokyo Imperial Palace. Construction is expected to start in May 2018, with an opening planned for March 2020.

The 200-key Tokyo Edition Toranomon, meanwhile, will be built as part of a redevelopment of the former Pastoral Building, a mixed-use project comprising offices, residences and a medical centre. Located in Minato ward, the hotel site is within walking distance from Kamiyacho Station and Roppongi-Itchome Station. Site excavation work has started, with the hotel opening planned for 2020.

“We are thrilled to sign two new Edition hotels in Tokyo, Japan’s dynamic capital, where pulsing modernity meets vibrant customs, compelling cuisine and much more,” says Anthony Capuano, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Development Office, Marriott International. “Tokyo serves as the perfect setting for the Edition brand, presenting the best of the world’s cultural and social milieu for travellers who seek exceptional places and experiences.”

Edition Hotels is a collection of individualised, customised, one-of-a-kind hotels which seek to redefine the codes of traditional luxury. Displaying the best of dining and entertainment, services and amenities, each Edition property is unique in that it reflects the cultural and social milieu of its location and of the time. Conceived by Ian Schrager in a partnership with Marriott International, the brand combines the personal, intimate experience that Schrager is known for, with the global reach, operational expertise and scale of Marriott.

“Tokyo is one of the most sophisticated 24-hour gateway cities in the world,” Schrager comments. “From art, culture, design, architecture, fashion, nightlife, shopping and international cuisine, the city is the perfect home for Edition and we look forward to bringing our unique hotel offering to the city.”