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The Ritz-Carlton hotel company, announces hotel in Tokyo

With an enviable central Tokyo location, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo will offer travelers a new business address when it opens in early 2008….

With an enviable central Tokyo location, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo will offer travelers a new business address when it opens in early 2008. Situated on the former Defense Agency site in the Roppongi District, the hotel will be part of a mixed-use development that will be developed and owned by a consortium led by Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, will operate the hotel under a long-term lease agreement.

The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo will occupy the top nine levels of a dramatic skyscraper designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The property will feature 250 guest rooms, a sky lobby, several restaurants and bars and a large health club and spa. The hotel`s meeting and banquet area will be located on the lower floors of the tower and will feature a large ballroom along with additional function space designed to cater to a full range of banquet, meeting and wedding business.

Roppongi, in Minato Ward, has an established reputation as a diplomatic and entertainment hub and is rapidly emerging as one of Tokyo`s most important business districts. The mixed-use complex will include the hotel, an office building, several residential towers, a large shopping mall and other commercial and cultural facilities. The site is directly accessible from three subway lines (Hibiya Line, Chiyoda Line and Ohedo Line) and has easy access to the government office area of Kasumigaseki, the business districts of Otemachi and Marunouchi, and the shopping areas of Shibuya and Shinjuku.

As a global luxury chain, representation in Tokyo is critical for Ritz-Carlton. Tokyo is a strategic market for both our business and leisure customers, said Simon Cooper, president and chief operating officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. We are very pleased to have secured such an excellent location in this important gateway city.

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