Marriott International has broadened its base by teaming up with lodging company Mori Trust Group to introduce five distinctive Marriott Hotels across Japan.
Foreign and local travellers will be able to explore the country’s diverse beauty with more than 800 rooms available for their journeys.
“We are pleased to partner with the Mori Trust Group in expanding our flagship brand, Marriott Hotels, across Japan,” says Craig S Smith, president and managing director of Marriott International Asia Pacific.
“At Marriott International, we currently have 40 hotels open in Japan and 10 in the signed pipeline. Japan remains one of the top travel destinations in the world and we want to welcome a new generation of globetrotters to discover unique corners of the country, which will spark new ways of thinking about Japan as a destination.”
Guests can embark on an eco-tour into the mountains and take a dip in the healing hot springs, distinctive cultural influences, which reveal in each of the deluxe hotels in key leisure destinations.
Authentic regional cuisine can be savoured at the hotels’ onsite restaurants, all named the Grill & Dining G.
The five hotels are gateways to exploring Japan’s stunning scenic beauty, from the lake area surrounding Mount Fuji to the white sandy beaches, temples, bamboo groves and modern art further afield.
Set amid a rich natural environment, the Karuizawa Marriott Hotel is a 70-minute drive from central Tokyo. Its 142 rooms are designed in a modern style, fused with Japanese elements.
Perfect for families, premium rooms offer stunning forest views and private hot springs, while dog-friendly cottages onsite allow for holidays with pets. The Grill & Dining G caters local tastes, while corporate functions and private events can be held in a choice of three conference and banquet rooms. Guests can also enjoy the An Spa Karuizawa, a 24-hour fitness centre, or submerge in the large hot-spring communal bath.
Nestled into the densely wooded hills of the Izu Peninsula, the Izu Marriott Hotel Shuzenji boasts striking interiors. The 128 rooms, some with private open-air baths, merge contemporary Japanese aesthetic with Western influences.
Taste grilled regional Japanese cuisine and international favourites at the restaurant, while the two banquet halls are ideal for meetings and special events. Diverse wellness options include a large communal onsen hot spring, bedrock bath and 24-hour fitness centre, a large gymnasium, golf and putting range and tennis courts.
The 105-room Fuji Marriott Hotel Lake Yamanaka peacefully unveils mesmerising views of iconic Mount Fuji. This hotel offers both Japanese tatami and streamlined Western-designed guestrooms, with premium rooms featuring private hot spring baths as well as spacious executive suites ensuring a tranquil stay.
Enjoy regional dishes on offer at the hotel restaurant, which also includes an exclusive private room for up to 40 guests, making it ideal for private functions. Two conference rooms, a communal onsen hot spring and the tennis courts complete an environment fit for work and play.
Close to Kyoto, Lake Biwa Marriott Hotel showcases breathtaking views of Japan’s largest lake from the hotel’s 274 guestrooms, which include Japanese-style rooms and executive suites.
Local delicacies are celebrated at The Grill & Dining G and large banquet facilities are ideal for conferences or social events for up to 500 guests. A true wellness destination, the hotel also offers a communal hot spring and 24-hour fitness centre as well as affiliated recreational facilities such as a 1,000sqm gymnasium, tennis and futsal courts, an indoor swimming pool and a planetarium with 166 seats.
Nanki-Shirahama Marriott Hotel is home to mountain trails and white sandy beaches, set against enthralling sunsets that can be admired from the 182 Japanese and contemporary rooms that embrace the “Marriott Modern” design ethos.
Get in touch with the locals by trying the freshest seafood dishes and enjoying the large communal onsen hot spring, or by taking in the breathtaking scenery from the outdoor swimming pool with a fun-filled children’s zone during the summer months.
“In order to showcase the beauty of our country, it was important for us to remain authentic in our design and approach to welcome guests to these destinations,” says Miwako Date, president and chief executive officer of Mori Trust.
“The resorts are all easily accessible through gateway airports and Japan’s superior rail networks, making them ideal destinations that will even further help to upturn the domestic travel market.”
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