Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo starts taking reservations
Fujita Kanko Inc, a leading hospitality company headquartered in Tokyo, has begun taking reservations for its flagship property, to be renamed Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo as of Jan 1, 2013. Reservations can be made online, http://hotel-chinzanso-tokyo.jp/, or by telephone at 81-3-3943-0996).
Fujita Kanko built the five-star hotel in 1992 on its Chinzan-so property as Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so, Asia’s first Four Seasons Hotel. Fujita Kanko will directly operate the hotel along with the banquet/meeting facilities and restaurants the company already operates at Chinzan-so. The whole complex will be renamed “Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo.”
Chinzanso, meaning “villa on a mountain of camellias,” has a majestic 16.3-acre Japanese botanical garden in the center of Tokyo, with a history going back hundreds of years. Two buildings on the property in addition to the hotel house 22 well-equipped banquet/meeting rooms and six restaurants, owned and operated by Fujita Kanko. 3,000 elegant wedding banquets were held at Chinzan-so in 2011.
“As a Japanese tourism pioneer, we now must step up and operate the entire property ourselves,” said Kazumasa Suezawa, Fujita Kanko’s President & CEO. “We look forward to welcoming guests from around the world to this one-of-a-kind, exquisite luxury property, to experience the authentic culture its new name embodies.”
In 1918 Baron Heitaro Fujita acquired Chinzan-so from Japan’s Prince Aritomo Yamagata. With the scenic garden as a backdrop, it is one of Japan’s most prestigious banquet and meeting venues, hosting international conventions and functions for royalty and state leaders.
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo will offer 259 guest rooms and 36 meeting rooms, including one that accommodates banquets for up to 2,000 guests. Fujita Kanko plans to invest $90 million over the next three years on hotel renovations and upgrades.