Imperial Hotel (company)

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Imperial Hotel Tokyo

Imperial Hotel, Ltd. (株式会社帝国ホテル; Kabushiki Gaisha Teikoku Hoteru) TYO: 9708 is a company that operates hotels in Japan. Its flagship hotel is the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo (帝国ホテル東京), and its headquarters are located in the Chiyoda Ward of Tokyo, near the Imperial Palace, Hibiya Park, and Ginza.

History[edit]

On November 28, 1887, Kihachiro Okura and Eiichi Shibusawa submitted an application to form a new company called Yugen Sekinin Tokyo Hoteru (Tokyo Hotel Co.), in order to "build a large hotel in Tokyo and to conduct the business of renting rooms to foreign guests, and for parties and other events...". There were initially 21 investors, with the largest (21.15%) being the Imperial Household Ministry. Site preparation for the first Imperial Hotel started in July 1888, and construction was begun in the fall of that year. On 7 July 1890, with the hotel almost complete, the name was changed to Yugen Sekinen Teikoku Hoteru Kaisha (Imperial Hotel Ltd.).[1]

On January 25, 1907, the Kabushiki Kaisha Hoteru Metropole (Hotel Metropole Ltd.) merged with the Teikoku Hoteru Kabushiki Kaisha (Imperial Hotel Ltd.) and the combined company name was changed to Kabushiki Kaisha Teikoku Hoteru (still Imperial Hotel Ltd. when translated to English).[2]

The Imperial Hotel group[edit]

The Imperial Hotel Ltd. manages six hotels throughout Japan.

  • Imperial Hotel, Tokyo (帝国ホテル東京): 1-1, Uchisaiwai-cho 1-chome, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-8558, Japan
  • Imperial Hotel, Osaka (帝国ホテル大阪): 8-50, Temmabashi 1-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0042, Japan
  • Kamikochi Imperial Hotel (上高地帝国ホテル): Kamikochi, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano 390-1516, Japan
  • The Crest Hotel Kashiwa (ザ・クレストホテル柏): 14-1, Suehiro-cho, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba 277-0842, Japan[3]
  • The Crest Hotel Tachikawa (ザ・クレストホテル立川): 12-1, Nishiki-cho 1-chome, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo 190-0022, Japan[4]
  • The Grand Arc Hanzomon (グランドアーク半蔵門): 1-1, Hayabusa-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-009, Japan[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Imperial Hotel Ltd. (1990). The Imperial: The First 100 Years. ADEX Ltd. Japan. p. 33. 
  2. ^ Imperial Hotel Ltd. (1990). The Imperial: The First 100 Years. ADEX Ltd. Japan. p. 70. 
  3. ^ "The Crest Hotel Kashiwa: About Us". The Crest Hotel Kashiwa. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Crest Hotel Tachikawa: About Us". The Crest Hotel Tachikawa. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Grand Arc Hanzomon: About Us". Grand Arc Hanzomon. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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