Japan to welcome its first BVLGARI Hotel in Tokyo
JLL advised Mitsui Fudosan on selection of hotel operator
TOKYO, 24 April 2018 – Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd, a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, has entered into an agreement with hotel operator Bvlgari. JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group has advised on the contract negotiation process on behalf of the owner.
The first Bvlgari hotel in Japan, Bvlgari Hotel Tokyo will be fully integrated into a large scale, mixed-use development to be located at Tokyo Station, one of Japan’s most prestigious business districts.
“In line with the Japanese government’s efforts to improve Tokyo’s competitiveness and position it as a global city, we have seen an increasing number of large scale redevelopments comprising of luxury hotels, that adds significant premium value to these projects,” says Tomohiko Sawayanagi, International Director, Head of Japan, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group. “Known for its reputation for Italian excellence and magnificent jewelry creations, the first Bvlgari-branded hotel is uniquely different from the existing and upcoming luxury hotels in Tokyo.”
Scheduled to open at the end of 2022, the hotel will occupy the top seven floors (levels 39 to 45) of an ultra-skyscraper planned for construction in the Yaesu 2-Chome North District, as part of the redevelopment project plan approved by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in January this year.
Like all Bvlgari Hotels and Resorts, the Bvlgari Hotel Tokyo will be designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel to showcase Bvlgari’s core values of contemporary design, craftsmanship and artistic detail to create efficient living spaces. The hotel will offer 98 guest rooms and is expected to capture demands from both domestic and international high net worth travelers.
Mr Sawayangagi adds: “Tokyo has recorded strong year-on-year growth of inbound visitors in 2017 and this positive performance is expected to continue. With the surge in tourism, Tokyo will start seeing an increase in luxury hotel developments like this.”
JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group has been actively involved in the development of new hotels and resorts as well as the redevelopment of existing hotels in Japan. Most recently, JLL advised on behalf of Mitsui Fudosan on the contract negotiation of Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi, a flagship property to be developed in a mixed-use development located at Otemachi.
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