|Rendering of the Tokyo Edition, Ginza|
TOKYO—Marriott International Inc. and Ian Schrager signed two separate agreements with Mori Trust Co., Ltd., the largest owner and franchisee of Marriott International hotels in Japan, for The Tokyo Edition, Ginza and The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon.
Conceived by Ian Schrager in a partnership with Marriott International, Edition combines the personal, intimate, individualized experience that Ian Schrager is known for, with the global reach, operational expertise and scale of Marriott, according to the company. Expected to open in 2020, these two luxury lifestyle hotels will mark the debut of Edition in Japan.
The Tokyo Edition, Ginza will be a newly built 13-story standalone property with 80 guestrooms. Located just off Chuo St., the main shopping street in Ginza, the hotel site is accessible 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 commence in May 2018, with an opening planned for March 2020.
Meanwhile, the 200-key Tokyo Edition, Toranomon will be built as part of a redevelopment of the former Pastoral Building, a mixed-use project comprising offices, residences and a medical center. Located in Minato ward, the hotel site is within walking distance from Kamiyacho Station and Roppongi-Itchome Station; it is also a short drive to Toranomon Station and Tokyo Station as well as accessible to government offices, embassies and consulates, office buildings, retail and dining facilities, and cultural sites such as Akasaka Palace and Meiji Shrine. Site excavation work has started, with the hotel opening planned for 2020.