Both of these exciting new properties are a part of the 48-storey TOKYU KABUKICHO TOWER designed by Yuko Nagayama & Associates to represent a water fountain.
A new landmark for Shinjuku
Housed within the first skyscraper to have been designed by a woman in Japan, the 48-storey TOKYU KABUKICHO TOWER, BELLUSTAR TOKYO , a Pan Pacific Hotel spans the building’s upper storeys, while HOTEL GROOVE SHINJUKU, a PARKROYAL is spread across the 18th to 38th floors.
Marcel NA Holman, Vice President, Operations for Japan, Indonesia and China, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, commented: “It is an exciting time for Pan Pacific Hotels Group as we expand our footprint in Japan with the Japanese tourism industry rebounding in recent months following the relaxation of pandemic restrictions, with over 1 million arrivals in February this year.”
“The opening of the BELLUSTAR TOKYO, a Pan Pacific Hotel and HOTEL GROOVE SHINJUKU, a PARKROYAL Hotel will give travellers to the city the newest experience, especially in the Shinjuku district and TOKYU KABUKICHO TOWER where the two properties are located, boasts a wide variety of exciting entertainment and nightlife options.”
Mr Choe Peng Sum, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, added: “The opening of the two iconic hotels marked a key milestone for the Pan Pacific Hotels Group as we expand into Japan. The strategic and long-standing partnership with Tokyu Hotels and Resorts over the years gave us the opportunity to bring our international brands and their unique experiences to travellers in Tokyo.”
“It also gives our 24 million Pan Pacific DISCOVERY members worldwide an opportunity to explore these exciting properties in our network. Earlier this year, the group opened PARKROYAL Langkawi in February, we will be opening the brand new 347-room Pan Pacific Orchard in June and the newly refurbished Pan Pacific Singapore this August.”
Two distinct hotel experiences
The 97-room BELLUSTAR TOKYO, a Pan Pacific Hotel provides luxury accommodation, including one-bedroom penthouse suites on the 45th to 47th floors, with floor-to-ceiling windows affording views over the city skyline. The ultra-luxury penthouses are designed by renowned interior designer Keiji Ashizawa in partnership with award-winning Norm Architects and the 47th-floor Sky Villa penthouse comes with a spa treatment room, kitchen and Jacuzzi.
Guests can dine at modern French Restaurant Bellustar showcasing fresh ingredients from across Japan before moving on to Bar Bellustar. Teppan Ten-yu restaurant serves teppanyaki on the 45th floor and Sushi JIN-È restaurant offers authentic Edomae-style sushi with a view.
Additional highlights of the property include the hotel’s SPA sunya, meaning ‘sky’ in Sanskrit, and penthouse guests have access to the 46th-floor Penthouse Lounge. Butler service is available on request and penthouse guests can also request a private chef.
The 538-room HOTEL GROOVE SHINJUKU, a PARKROYAL Hotel then connects with the locale through its eclectic mix of music and art inspired by Shinjuku’s Kabukicho district. In line with the brand’s ethos of providing a ‘Gateway to Vibrant Locale’, the hotel has collaborated with local artists Yoshiaki Kaihatsu, Takuro Tamayama and Tomoyuki Washio to design nine guest rooms depicting the art history and culture of the area.
Inviting guests to mix with locals is the hotel’s dining and bar space JAM17, which is located on the 17th floor, featuring a roof terrace with live entertainment. Other restaurants and bars here then include JAM17 DINING for Italian cuisine and JAM17 GELETARIA for gelato.