Dorchester Collection to arrive in Tokyo • Hotel Designs

Dorchester Collection has been selected to manage the hotel within ‘Torch Tower’, the highest building in Japan, by Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. and Tokyo Century Corporation. Dorchester Collection currently comprises nine iconic hotels in London, Paris, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles. Next year the company will open its first hotel in the Middle East, The Lana, Dubai. Each of these hotels has a strong individuality rooted in the city’s culture and heritage, and forms an integral part of the local community. The highly anticipated hotel in Torch Tower will be the first Dorchester Collection hotel in Asia, offering gracious Japanese hospitality, combined with the brand’s elevated service and experiences.

“This new hotel will become a beacon for Japan’s ultra-luxury hotel landscape and set new benchmarks. World-class architects will inspire with their symbolic design torch concept, lighting up not only the future of Tokyo and Japan but also the world,” said Christopher Cowdray, Chief Executive Officer, Dorchester Collection. “Tokyo has long been an integral part of our growth strategy given it is a gateway to Asia and its global significance, and to be partnering with the highly esteemed Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd. and Tokyo Century Corporation is a true honour. Their core values are perfectly aligned with ours given the vision of ‘a love for people, a love for the city’ and our ‘We Care’ philosophy.”

Tokyo Torch aims to become a core of urban tourism as the gateway to Tokyo and Japan, and the hotel is a key component of this redevelopment in the heart of Tokyo’s city centre. Located in the upper floors of Torch Tower, the tallest building in Japan, the hotel offers a panoramic view of Tokyo Bay, the city centre, as well as of Mt. Fuji. The ‘Sky Hill’ will become the symbol of the hotel and the city itself, an oasis of tranquillity where nature can be enjoyed through all one’s senses, creating a unique experience fused with the vibrancy of the hotel.

“We are delighted to welcome the historic and traditional Dorchester Collection as our partner,” said Junichi Yoshida, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. “We are confident that by infusing the culture and hospitality that Dorchester Collection has cultivated over the years, the hotel will provide a ‘one-of-a-kind experience’ that is unique to this location.”

Combining these aspects with Dorchester Collection, which has carved its name in the history and culture of many parts of the world, the aim will be to create the only worldview with Tokyo Torch, and a true luxury area in Japan that can be experienced nowhere else.

Main image credit: Mitsubishi Jisho Design Inc 

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