Skip to main content
Daily travel & tourism news portal for the Asia-Pacific market since 2012

New Hotels

Westin Hotels & Resorts grows footprint in Japan with signing of the Westin Yokohama

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Mon, 12/24/2018 - 07:10
4928

Slated to debut in 2022, The Westin Yokohama will bring the brand’s signature wellness offerings To Japan’s second-largest city.

Tokyo, Japan – Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International Inc. today announced the signing of the 373-room The Westin Yokohama, slated to open in 2022. Owned by Sekisui House, Ltd., the new-build Westin Yokohama will be the seventh Westin hotel in Japan, reinforcing a growing global demand for wellness among travelers while on the road.

“We are very happy and honored to be collaborating once again with the prestigious Sekisui House to bring the Westin brand to the city of Yokohama,” said Paul Foskey, Chief Development Officer, Marriott International Asia Pacific. “With six iconic Westin hotels open in Japan from city hotels to ski resorts, we are pleased to be expanding our Japan portfolio with the signing of The Westin Yokohama.”

The hotel will be thoughtfully-designed with a biophilic-focus, suggesting that a connection to nature enhances well-being, and will feature the brand’s signature wellness offerings, including the Westin Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath in all guest rooms. Guests will also be able to enjoy the Westin Heavenly Spa with four treatment rooms, an indoor heated pool and the brand’s signature WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio, featuring TRX state-of-the-art exercise equipment in an open, airy and well-designed space. For travelers who wish to take their fitness routines outdoors, the hotel features the popular and pioneering RunWESTIN program, offering guests a guided run – led by the hotel’s Run Concierge – and the brand’s signature gear lending program, providing workout gear for guests so they can pack light and stay fit on the road. 

“We are very pleased to be bringing the newest Westin property to Yokohama,” said Yoshihiro Nakai, President & Representative Director, Sekisui House Ltd. “The Westin brand is already well-known in Japan for its unique brand positioning, combining sophistication with signature holistic wellness programs. We are confident that this proposition will be very attractive and well-received by both business and leisure travelers to Yokohama.”

Reinforcing one of the brand’s pillar of well-being, Eat Well, The Westin Yokohama will offer two distinct dining venues featuring nutrient-rich and delicious culinary options. The Market, an open market-style kitchen and buffet restaurant featuring Japanese izakaya and French brasserie-style service for lunch and dinner. Other dining options will include The Grill signature dining, and a health-focused specialty restaurant.

Business center facilities will provide an ideal venue for casual meetings, and event facilities include two fully-equipped meeting rooms and a ballroom.

Located in Minato Mirai, the new central business district and the most sought-after leisure destination in Yokohama, The Westin Yokohama will be part of a 23-storey new build, mixed-use development spanning 9,600 square meters, which will also comprise service apartments and commercial spaces.

Minato Mirai is accessible within one hour by train or car from Tokyo Station, and approximately 25 minutes’ drive from Haneda Airport. The Westin Yokohama will also enjoy easy access to the city’s major corporate, leisure and event facilities, including the Yokohama Landmark Tower and Queen’s Square Yokohama, both within five minutes’ walking distance away.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Theodore Koumelis

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.