Ahead of Olympics, Marriott Opens New Hotel in Tokyo

Following an extensive renovation and refurbishment, the Gotenyama Garden Hotel Laforet Tokyo has been re-branded as the Tokyo Marriott Hotel, Marriott International announced this month.

Located near Tokyo’s bullet-train serviced Shinagawa Station, the 249-room hotel will help Marriott meet the growing demand for accommodations in Japan ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, taking place in Tokyo.

Located atop a hill, the hotel services Gotenyama Garden, a 22,000-square-foot garden that is the former site of the residential villa of Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu, who ruled Japan from 1623 until his death in 1651.

“Both former and new guests alike will find much to discover about Gotenyama, which has a long and illustrious past as a center of tea culture and other aesthetic pursuits,” Miwako Date, president of Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts, the hotel’s operator, said in a statement. “We look forward to blending the unique traditional elements of this setting with the many exciting innovations Marriott is bringing to the guest experience. There is no doubt in my mind that Tokyo Marriott Hotel will be a destination loved by domestic and international guests alike.”

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