Iconic hotel to rebrand as The Okura Tokyo in 2019

A rendering of the room in the Okura Heritage Wing

Come September 2019, The Okura Tokyo will replace the established Hotel Okura Tokyo, which has been Hotel Okura’s flagship since opening in 1962.

Hotel Okura will rebrand its flagship Hotel Okura Tokyo, established since 1962, as The Okura Tokyo when it reopens in September 2019.

A rendering of the room in the Okura Heritage Wing

After the revamp, the luxury hotel will offer a total of 508 rooms across across two buildings. The smaller of the two buildings, the 17-storey Okura Heritage Wing will boast its own reception, the Yamazato Japanese restaurant and Chosho-an tea ceremony room.

The larger Okura Prestige Tower, at 41 storeys, will also offer fine dining options and banquet facilities – one of which will be the largest ballroom in Tokyo. Guestrooms will begin on the 28th floor, offering vistas of Tokyo from every room.

The refurbishment will include a full restoration of its main lobby, which will sport “legacy decorations” including hexagonal Okura Lantern ceiling lights, and lacquered tables and chairs arranged like plum flowers.

A rendering of the main entrance. Photo credit: Copyright 2018 Taniguchi and Associates

The Okura Museum of Art will also have its second coming following the hotel rebrand. Originally established in 1917 as Japan’s first privately operated art museum, its collection includes around 2,500 works of art, among which are three National Treasures, 13 Important Cultural Properties and 44 Important Art Objects designated by the Japanese government.

Hotel Okura has also unveiled The Okura Heritage Brand, a new brand that emphasises “traditional Japanese dignity and elegance” to complement its existing The Okura Prestige Brand. The Okura Tokyo will be the Okura family’s first “Two Brand, One Operation” hotel, a concept that the company will expand going forward.

Advanced individual reservations for The Okura Tokyo will be accepted from April 2019; while reservations for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions will be possible from September 2018.

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