At a time when the global COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of the travel industry, but particularly airlines and hotels, the Japanese travel industry was surprised Hilton’s premier luxury brand Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels premiere luxury brand, announced that it will open a new hotel in Tokyo in 2026.
The new hotel will be developed by Mitsui Fudosan and managed by Hilton as part of a mixed-use real estate development that will include office and retail spaces as well as luxury apartments in Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district.
The Waldorf Astoria Tokyo Nihonbashi will span nine stories of the new Nihonbashi complex, from floors 39 to 47 and will feature a total of 197 guest rooms ranging from 60 square meters onwards.
In addition to its rooms, the hotel will host three distinctive restaurants, and Peacock Alley, the elegant lounge and bar synonymous with the Waldorf Astoria brand, which allows hotel guests a delightful destination to unwind at any time of the day.
Hotel guests will also have access to an indoor pool, spa and fitness center, while the hotel’s 580 square meters events and meetings space will include a chapel and a ballroom for special events.
Waldorf Astoria Tokyo Nihonbashi will be located close to Tokyo’s top shopping area of Ginza as well as Tokyo Station and the central business districts of Marunouchi, Yaesu and Otemachi. The Nihonbashi district is only 30 ~ 45 minutes from Haneda airport and the hotel’s building will be connected to Nihombashi Station, one of the main commuter train stations in the central downtown area.
The Nihonbashi district is quite famous, and prospered during the Edo period as the center of culture, commerce, economy, entertainment. The area is full of Japanese and international companies, as well as traditional Japanese bookstores, bars and restaurants and Nihonbashi is an area popular with domestic and international tourists.