Hyatt’s Unbound Collection steps into Tokyo

Affiliates of Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Mori Building have entered into a management agreement which will see the debut of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in Tokyo, Japan.

Hotel Toranomon Hills will be located at the heart of Tokyo’s emerging business centre as part of the new Toranomon Hills Station Tower. 

Urban living room

Slated to open in late 2023, the 205-luxury hotel will mark the second hotel within The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in Japan, further demonstrating Hyatt’s intentional brand growth in the Asia Pacific region.

Hotel Toranomon Hills will be designed to serve as an ‘urban living room’ in a dynamic business zone,  conceptualised to be an accessible yet tranquil, functional yet comfortable cocoon amid the Tokyo metropolis.

Co-working lounge

Hotel Toranomon Hills will occupy part of Toranomon Hills Station Tower’s first floor as well as its 11th to 14th floors. At the social heart of the hotel will be the lounge, located across the 11th and 12th floors, designed to cater to the needs of modern business professionals. The lounge will feature an ‘active zone’ with co-working stations and meeting rooms alongside a relaxation zone and shower facilities for hotel guests who arrive early or have late departures.

Furthermore, two signature loft suites will combine restful accommodation and lounge amenities, serving as an alternative co-working space. The suites will feature a dining room, living room, bathroom and bedroom.

Japanese firsts

The culinary experiences at the hotel will include a signature restaurant, a café and bar on the first floor. The fine-casual restaurant will feature contemporary European cuisine accentuated with fresh produce from Zeeland, the Dutch homeland of chef-entrepreneur Sergio Herman. This will be the celebrity chef’s first foray into Japan after a long career in Europe that has seen many of his restaurants earn Michelin stars.

The hotel’s interiors will be designed by Danish design studio Space Copenhagen, marking its first project in Japan. Characterised by simplicity and use of natural materials, the spaces will be a harmonious blend of Scandinavian and Japanese design and aesthetics.

Cosmopolitan focal point

Sam Sakamura, Hyatt’s vice president Japan and Micronesia, said: “We are thrilled for these plans to debut The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand to Tokyo with Hotel Toranomon Hills as part of the landmark Toranomon Hills Station Tower, which will be a cosmopolitan focal point within Tokyo’s newest and innovative business hub for international citizens.

“As Hyatt seeks further growth of its lifestyle and luxury brand portfolio, we are focused on building personal relationships with owners who will help us expand our brands in key markets and deliver the world-class product and service for which Hyatt is known. We are grateful for the continued trust and support of Mori Building and Mori Hospitality Corporation and are honoured to grow our collaboration with the launch of this milestone development.”

Essential expansion

Shingo Tsuji, president and representative director of Mori Building Co, added: “Launching an international-standard hotel is essential for the further expansion and evolution of Toranomon Hills as a new international hub and global business centre capable of attracting travellers from all over the world.

“We are thrilled to work with Hyatt on this project, as Hyatt is a long-time collaborator of ours and one of the world’s most well-known and trusted names. We look forward to offering one-of-a-kind urban experiences unique to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand with the debut of Hotel Toranomon Hills.”

Once open, Hotel Toranomon Hills will mark the second hotel in Japan within The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand portfolio, joining Fuji Speedway Hotel in Shizuoka, Japan. Globally, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand currently has 35 hotels.