Hyatt House makes itself at home in Tokyo

Pictured: rendering of a Hyatt House Tokyo Shibuya guestroom.
A Hyatt Hotels Corporation affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Tokyu Land Corporation for the first Hyatt House site in Tokyo, Japan.

Hyatt House Tokyo Shibuya is slated to open by mid-2024 as mid- to long-stay living accommodation, and will be situated near the famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing.

Tokyo first

The 126-room hotel will mark the entry of the Hyatt House brand in Tokyo, demonstrating Hyatt’s intentional brand growth in the Asia Pacific region.

Hyatt House Tokyo Shibuya will be designed to make guests feel at home with an elevated, spacious and self-sufficient experience close to offices and commercial facilities in Shibuya.

Home from home

Each of the hotel’s 126 guestrooms, ranging in size from approximately 344 to 915 sq ft (32 to 85 sq m), will offer home-like amenities including a well-equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, plush bed, and cosy living room.

The lobby will face a rooftop garden and the property will feature an indoor swimming pool, lounge, H Bar, and restaurant. In addition, Hyatt House Tokyo Shibuya’s communal space, Fitness Room, and other facilities will be designed to appeal to modern, self-sufficient travellers who appreciate relaxing, socialising and working as if they were at home.

Exciting location

Tatsuaki Tanaka, director and managing officer of Tokyu Land Corporation, said: “We are pleased to welcome Hyatt’s Hyatt House brand to the redeveloped Shibuya Station area, a project in which Tokyu Land is participating.

“Shibuya is both an active business district populated with many offices and a popular recreational district offering Tokyo’s latest entertainment, and Hyatt House Tokyo Shibuya will allow international travellers and locals alike to enjoy unique and iconic Shibuya experiences. We hope that this wonderfully convenient and exciting location will provide guests with fulfilling lifestyles for work and leisure as we continue to revitalise the overall area.”

Vital role

Sam Sakamura, Hyatt’s vice president Japan and Micronesia, added: “Shibuya is known around the world as one of the dynamic facets of Tokyo, and Hyatt House Tokyo Shibuya will play a vital role in the major redevelopment around Shibuya Station.

“We are honoured to work with Tokyu Land Corporation on this once-in-a-lifetime project and look forward to the debut of the Hyatt House brand to Tokyo while providing travellers a home away from home.”

Asian pipeline

Once open, Hyatt House Tokyo Shibuya will be the second Hyatt House-branded property in Japan, joining Hyatt House Kanazawa in Ishikawa prefecture, as well as a global portfolio of more than 125 locations worldwide.

Projects across the brand’s Asian pipeline include Hyatt House Saigon, District 7 in Vietnam’s capital, Ho Chi Minh City. Alongside Hyatt Place Saigon, District 7, this will be Hyatt’s first dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel project in Southeast Asia and will also mark the entry of the Hyatt House brand in Vietnam. With 250 and 300 keys respectively, the development is due to complete in Q2 2024.

Another dual-branded project will be Hyatt House Haikou Film Factory and Hyatt Place Haikou Film Factory in Haikou, China. Each section of the site will have 200 rooms and are both due for completion in Q1 2024.