Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, a brand of Hilton has announced their signing of a management agreement for the first Waldorf Astoria in Japan with Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. It will open in 2026 by the name of Waldorf Astoria Tokyo Nihonbashi, developed by Mitsui Fudosan and organized by Hilton.
This hotel, which is located within a planned mixed-use development, will be available with office and retail spaces and of course, luxury apartments for its nine stories from levels 39 to 47. 197 guest rooms will be furnished from 60 square meters onwards, three distinctive restaurants and Peacock Alley, the trademark bar for Waldorf Astoria. Also will be included indoor pool, spa and fitness center, meetings and events space as well a ballroom and chapel for special occasions.
Geographically, it will be very close to Tokyo’s top shopping area of Ginza, Tokyo Station, business district of Marunouchi, Yaesu and Otemachi and 20 kilometers away from Haneda International Airport, connected to Nihonbashi Station. Historically speaking, Nihonbashi played as a center of culture, economy and commerce back in the Edo period and currently a trend-setting area for domestic and international tourists.
Christopher J. Nasetta, President & Chief Executive Officer of Hilton said that Tokyo is an iconic city that holds a special place in Hilton’s history, and Japan is very strategic for our business which signifies more travellers. Matt Fry, senior Vice President for development of Asia Pacific Hilton mentioned that ”The continued growth of our luxury presence in Japan signals our commitment to bringing our renowned levels of hospitality and unparalleled service into the market to cater to discerning travelers both domestically and internationally.”
Dino Michael as Global Head of Luxury Brands, Hilton is confident that “It will be a gem within the city and will be known the world over for the impeccable service it delivers, the sense of place it evokes, and the unforgettable moments guests experience throughout their stay.” Yutaka Kawamura, Managing Officer and Hotels & Resorts General Manager, Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. added that this hotel will be a great expansion to their growing hotel and resort business, as they wanted to bring luxury hotel brands into Japan.
The guests of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts can access benefits of a Hilton Honors membership, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. And for the members who book directly via preferred Hilton channels have access to special privileges such as flexible payment slider, allowing members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay among others.