Hotel Okura Tokyo

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Hotel Okura Tokyo
Hotel Okura 1 (2006.05).jpg
Hotel Okura Tokyo, original 1962 Main Wing, seen in 2006
General information
Location Tokyo, Japan
Address 2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku
Opening May 20, 1962[1]
Management Okura Hotels
Other information
Number of rooms 796
Website
Official website

Hotel Okura Tokyo (ホテルオークラ東京 Hoteru Ōkura Tōkyō?) is a 796-room luxury hotel opened in 1962 in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It is operated by Okura Hotels and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

History[edit]

The hotel consists of the 408-room Main Wing, opened on May 20, 1962,[2] and the 388-room South Wing, opened on November 26, 1973.[3] The hotel is located near the United States Embassy in the Akasaka area, and has hosted every President of the United States since Richard Nixon, as well as numerous other foreign heads of state.[4] The South Wing can be cut off from the rest of the building to serve as lodging for reporters and logistics aides, while using the penthouse "Imperial Suite" as high-security VIP lodging.[5]

The hotel has also been the site of several major international summits and has also provided catering to international summits held off-site.[6]

Reconstruction[edit]

The original Main Wing will close in August 2015 for demolition. During that time only the South Tower will operate. Following a $980 million construction project, the new Main Wing will open in spring 2019, in anticipation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It be a mixed-use tower with 550 hotel rooms and 18 stories of office space.[7]

In fiction[edit]

It appears in Haruki Murakami's novel 1Q84.

References[edit]



Coordinates: 35°40′0.9″N 139°44′38.5″E / 35.666917°N 139.744028°E / 35.666917; 139.744028