1 August 2017

Marriott launches five Marriott Hotels across Japan

Marriott International and Japan's leading lodging company Mori Trust Group have announced the grand opening of five distinct Marriott Hotels across Japan, broadening the spectrum on the country's scenic destinations.

Craig S. Smith, President & MD, Marriott International Asia Pacific said, “At Marriott International, we currently have 40 hotels open in Japan and 10 in the signed pipeline. Japan remains one of the top travel destinations in the world and we want to welcome a new generation of globetrotters to discover unique corners of the country, which will spark new ways of thinking about Japan as a destination.”

The five hotels, all opened on July 28, are gateways to exploring Japan's scenic beauty and feature hot spring facilities. Regional cuisines can be savoured at the hotels' onsite restaurants, all named The Grill & Dining G Restaurant.

The Karuizawa Marriott Hotel is located 70 minutes away from central Tokyo. Spread across four wings, the 142 rooms are designed in a modern style fused with Japanese elements. The premium rooms feature forest views and private hot springs. Corporate functions and private events can be held in a choice of three conference and banquet rooms. Guests can also enjoy the An Spa Karuizawa, a 24-hour fitness centre or relax in the communal hot spring (onsen).

Source: 5marriott website. Room, Izu Marriott Hotel Shuzenji.
Source: 5marriott website. Room, Izu Marriott Hotel Shuzenji. 

Izu Marriott Hotel Shuzenji is nestled in the wooded hills of the Izu Peninsula. Interiors of this 128-room hotel merge contemporary Japanese aesthetic with Western influences, some with private open-air baths. Taste grilled regional Japanese cuisine and international favourites at the restaurant, while the two banquet halls are ideal for meetings and special events. Wellness options include a large communal onsen, bedrock bath and 24-hour fitness centre. Guests can also enjoy a large gymnasium, golf and putting range as well as tennis courts.

The 105-room Fuji Marriott Hotel Lake Yamanaka features views of the iconic Mount Fuji. This hotel offers both Japanese tatami and Western-style guestrooms, with premium rooms featuring private hot spring baths. The hotel restaurant includes an exclusive private room for up to 40 guests, making it ideal for private functions. Two conference rooms, a communal onsen and tennis courts complete an environment fit for work and play.

Located close to Kyoto, Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel showcases the beauty of Japan's largest lake. The hotel's 274 guestrooms include Japanese-style rooms and executive suites. Local delicacies are celebrated at The Grill & Dining G Restaurant and large banquet facilities are ideal for conferences or social events for up to 500 guests. The hotel offers a communal hot spring, 24-hour fitness centre as well as affiliated recreational facilities such as a 1,000 sq m gym, tennis and futsal courts, an indoor swimming pool and a planetarium with 166 seats.

Nanki-Shirahama Marriott Hotel is located near mountain trails and white sandy beaches. Its 182 Japanese and contemporary rooms embrace the Marriott Modern design ethos. There is a communal onsen as well as an outdoor swimming pool. 

“In order to showcase the beauty of our country, it was important for us to remain authentic in our design and approach to welcome guests to these destinations,” said Miwako Date, President and CEO, Mori Trust. “The resorts are all easily accessible through gateway airports and Japan's superior rail networks, making them ideal destinations that will even further help to upturn the domestic travel market.”

Source: 5marriott website. Screenshot of the JapaTabi website.
Source: 5marriott website. Screenshot of the JapaTabi website.

In order to promote these unique destinations, Mori Trust has been featuring the picturesque scenery, the region's traditions, cuisines and modern art on a digital platform, JapaTabi.com. Linked to Marriott International's booking platform and guided by expert concierge recommendations and beautiful video footage, this multilingual site offers guests a clear vision of the journey they are about to embark on.