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Yearly Archives: 2008

Concord ballroom of Keio Plaza Hotel to reopen its doors from December 1, 2008

1 SEP 2008   |  NEWS

Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku plans to reopen its Concord ballroom, from December 1, 2008, following a 6-month period of total refurbishment. The Concord Ballroom is one of the largest hotel banquet/meeting rooms in Tokyo encompassing 1, 320 sq. m. (14, 208 sq. ft). The refurbished ballroom offers greater flexibility for all kinds of events. It can be partitioned into two or three sections and….

Hotel Nikko Tokyo announces a further 33 billion refurbishment

1 SEP 2008   |  NEWS

A series of renovations have been underway at the Hotel Nikko Tokyo in Odaiba since 2006, the year when the hotel celebrated its 10th anniversary. A new three-year program of refurbishment began in May this year and will last through to 2010. By June this year, the refurbishment of some guest rooms, restaurants and spa has completed for reopening. Guest rooms are being upgraded to….

Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo to open in March 2009

1 SEP 2008   |  NEWS

The first Shangri-La hotel in Japan is ideally located next to Tokyo station, in the heart of the city. The new hotel will offer a total of 202 stunning guest rooms, with panoramic views of the area, and all the services and equipment you would expect from a Shangri-La hotel. Conference and banqueting facilities are also admirably provided with a 370 sq. m. (3980 sq…..

Tokyo hosts a MICE Master Class

28 AUG 2008   |  NEWS

With the cooperation of TCVB, the city of Tokyo held its first ever MICE Master Class from August 25 to 27. The purpose of the Master Class was to promote MICE events in Tokyo, which can have a significant economic impact, and to develop human resources capable of competing in the highly competitive field of MICE promotions with other Asian cities. The Master Class covered….

A new Tokyo landmark, “Tokyo Sky Tree, ” had its groundbreaking ceremony on July 14, 2008

15 JUL 2008   |  NEWS

The 610-meter (2, 001-feet) “Tokyo Sky Tree, ” a broadcasting tower that is designed with a nod to the traditional architecture of Japanese shrines and temples, will be the tallest structure in Japan when completed. The Sky Tree is being built in the Mukojima district, a quick hop from popular tourist destinations like Asakusa and Ryogoku, and will be easily accessible by public transport. In….

Hotel Pacific Tokyo and Hotel Grand Pacific LE DAIBA will join the “Preferred Hotel Group” from June 1st 2008.

8 FEB 2008   |  NEWS

On June 1, 2008, the two hotels Le Meridien Pacific Tokyo and Le Meridien Grand Pacific Tokyo will establish their own brand, “HOTEL PACIFIC GROUP” and be renamed Hotel Pacific Tokyo and Hotel Grand Pacific LE DAIBA. Both hotels are set to join the “Preferred Hotel Group” which consists of more than 600 independent hotels and resorts worldwide.

Hotel Okura Tokyo to open a new conference and banqueting room “Akebono” in the Main Building, 1F, on June 16.

31 JAN 2008   |  NEWS

The new “Akebono Room” will encompass 597 sq. m, including a 94 sq. m foyer. It is situated close to the “Heian Room, ” which at 1, 487 sq. m is the largest of the Hotel Okura’s banqueting rooms and was the subject of a major renovation in August 2007. The proximity of these two large rooms mean that “Akebono Room” can be utilized for….

BelleSalle Yaesu is now open.

18 JAN 2008   |  NEWS

Sumitomo Realty and Development Co., Ltd., maintains many meeting spaces for lease around the Tokyo metropolis, the newest being BelleSalle Yaesu, which is the seventh meeting facility to be opened under the BelleSalle brand. Positioned a stone’s throw from Tokyo Station, BelleSalle Yaesu boasts 14 conference rooms, the largest of which can accommodate 359 people in a theater-style configuration. Sumitomo Realty plans to open a….

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