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2017

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Mitsui Fudosan Group to Open Rebranded CELESTINE HOTEL
HOTEL THE CELESTINE TOKYO SHIBA
to Open on Tuesday, November 28
Reservations accepted beginning Thursday, June 15
Commemorative opening package CELESTINE Inspiration “Scents of Satsuma” to be offered

June 15, 2017
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Mitsui Fudosan Hotel Management Co., Ltd.

Tokyo, Japan, June 15, 2017-Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real estate company headquartered in Tokyo, and Mitsui Fudosan Hotel Management Co., Ltd. announced today that the two companies have decided to undertake a major renovation of the CELESTINE HOTEL in Shiba, Tokyo, and will launch it, rebranding as HOTEL THE CELESTINE TOKYO SHIBA, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 as the third facility under its new THE CELESTINE HOTELS brand. To mark the start of accepting of reservations on Thursday, June 15, a commemorative package, CELESTINE Inspiration “Scent of Satsuma” also goes on sale at the same time.

Based on the CROSS OVER TOKYO concept that integrates a variety of elements, HOTEL THE CELESTINE TOKYO SHIBA will offer a rich atmosphere and high quality experience of comforts like those of an urban residence surrounded by greenery. Announced on February 3, 2017, the new THE CELESTINE HOTELS brand is designed as a collection of destination-style hotels, where the hotel stay itself becomes the purpose of travel. That concept originates in the CELESTINE HOTEL, which endeared itself to repeat guests with its refined sense of private time or space and unobtrusive service so far.

We would like you to have high expectations for the HOTEL THE CELESTINE TOKYO SHIBA which is the real beginning of THE CELESTINE HOTELS brand and a direct successor to that spirit of comfort and service.

Features of the HOTEL THE CELESTINE TOKYO SHIBA

  • Will open as the third THE CELESTINE HOTELS facility, following the scheduled openings of the KYOTO GION and GINZA hotels.
    By further refining the attentive yet unobtrusive hospitality that exemplified the CELESTINE HOTEL, the origin of the new THE CELESTINE HOTELS brand, HOTEL CELESTINE TOKYO SHIBA will offer the service of a resort hotel with the convenience of an urban setting.
  • Spaces designed around the CROSS OVER TOKYO concepts.
    With its historical connection to the Edo period residence, or kami-yashiki, of the Satsuma Domain, which once stood in the area, the hotel incorporates both tradition and innovation, Western and Japanese culture, integrating these and other cross-over elements in a design that offers refined accommodations and public spaces. Delicate, pleasing design is incorporated throughout, from the art on the lobby walls, to the fabrics and art panels in the guest rooms and common areas, which include modern interpretations of traditional motifs taken from Edo-style glass cutting and textile dying.
  • Relaxation Spa and Fitness Center to feature a “Japanese Comfort” concept
    The hotel will introduce a Relaxation Spa and Fitness Center based on the concept of “Japanese Comfort.” The Spa will be enveloped in soft lighting and a Japanese sense of beauty, while the Fitness Center will face a patio surrounded by greenery. /li>

Lobby

Superior Double

Overview of HOTEL THE CELESTINE TOKYO SHIBA

1. Location

The hotel is located on property with a distinguished history as the former site of the Edo residence, or kami-yashiki, of the Satsuma Domain. The Shiba area, while in the city center, is blessed with lush greenery, and is just a short walk away from Tokyo Tower, Zojoji Temple, Shiba Park - one of Japan’s oldest public parks - and other tourist attractions, an ideal location away from the urban hustle and bustle. It also offers convenient access from Haneda Airport and Tokyo Station, making it a welcome choice for both leisure and business travelers.

2. Development Concept: CROSS OVER TOKYO. A refined setting brimming with light and greenery, while honoring history

Against the spiritual backdrop of its location, with its historical connection to the Satsuma Domain, a key player during the Meiji Restoration, the hotel is being developed around the CROSS OVER TOKYO concept. Taking its cues from the family crest of the Satsuma clan - a cross in a circle - CROSS OVER TOKYO integrates a variety of elements, including urban bustle and silence, tradition and innovation, Edo and Satsuma, and Western and Japanese culture. The interior features unique motifs throughout, including partitions based on Edo textile designs and wall art inspired by the expressiveness of traditional glass cutting.

3. Services

The CELESTINE HOTEL opened here in 2002, and endeared itself to many repeat guests who appreciated its refined service. HOTEL THE CELESTINE TOKYO SHIBA will carry on and further refine that spirit of service, welcoming guests with a uniquely Japanese sense of attentive, unobtrusive hospitality.

4. Facility details

(1) Lobby

While inheriting the original hotel’s elegant, serene ambiance, the new hotel lobby will be a completely reborn space. It will include a café and bar lounge, offering a variety of ways for guests to relax and spend time throughout the day. Guests will be greeted by stylish interiors reminiscent of the history of this location, including the KOMMON SCREEN, partitions based on traditional Edo textiles, and the KIRIKO WALL, a wall muralthat reinterprets the glass cutting craft.


Café & bar lounge

KIRIKO WALL, a wall mural in the lobby

(2) Guest lounge / patio

The guest lounge has the feeling of a living room in a fine residence, bringing together books and art that reflect Western and Japanese culture as well as the history behind the hotel and its location, and allowing guests to experience the hotel’s CROSS OVER TOKYO concept. A new information counter has also been incorporated to provide support to guests during their stay. On either side of the guest lounge are open patio spaces, measuring a total of over 700 square meters and featuring wood decks, pergolas and outdoor furniture. These patios serve as outdoor living rooms, relaxing spaces enveloped in gentle, leafy shade where guests can enjoy the light filtering through the trees.


Guest lounge

Patio

(3) Guest rooms

The hotel has 243 guest rooms. The number of twin rooms will increase from 12 rooms to 51 in response to an increase in tourist and leisure demand, with larger beds to provide even more comfortable accommodations. Guest rooms feature the gentle warmth of natural wood throughout, along with a combination of other luxurious materials such as leather and marble. The interior design offers a sense of elegance unique to the hotel, and incorporates traditional motifs, including the daisho-arare textile pattern designated by the Satsuma Domain for its own use, as well as designs inspired by patterns found in glass cutting.


Superior twin

Moderate double

Guest rooms

Type Area No. of rooms Bed size
(bed width)
Moderate Approx. 204 ft2
(approx. 19 m2)
30 rooms 1,400mm
Moderate double Approx. 204 ft2
(approx. 19 m2)
54 rooms 1,600mm
Superior double Approx. 226 ft2
(approx. 21 m2)
96 rooms 1,600mm
Superior twin Approx. 301 ft2
(approx. 28 m2)
40 rooms 1,200mm
Patio double Approx. 312 ft2
(approx. 29 m2)
3 rooms 2,000mm
Patio twin Approx. 323 ft2
(approx. 30 m2)
3 rooms 1,200mm
Celestine corner double Approx. 484 ft2
(approx. 45 m2)
8 rooms 2,000mm
Celestine corner twin Approx. 484 ft2
(approx. 45 m2)
8 rooms 1,400mm
Accessible Approx. 398 ft2
(approx. 37 m2)
1 rooms 1,400mm
    Total 243 rooms  

(4) Main dining

The restaurant offers a menu featuring extensive use of ingredients produced in Kagoshima, in southern Japan. A buffet island occupies the center of the room, while the new chef’s counter allows guests to watch as chefs prepare a variety of carefully chosen ingredients. Both the buffet and full-course dining offer an exciting, appealing experience for all the senses. The interior design, meanwhile, incorporates motifs based on designs taken from Oshima tsumugi, traditional weaving from Kagoshima Prefecture that is considered one of the world’s three great textile arts.

Main dining

(5) Relaxation Spa/ Fitness Center

The restaurant offers a menu featuring extensive use of ingredients produced in Kagoshima, in southern Japan. A buffet island occupies the center of the room, while the new chef’s counter allows guests to watch as chefs prepare a variety of carefully chosen ingredients. Both the buffet and full-course dining offer an exciting, appealing experience for all the senses. The interior design, meanwhile, incorporates motifs based on designs taken from Oshima tsumugi, traditional weaving from Kagoshima Prefecture that is considered one of the world’s three great textile arts.

Relaxation Spa


Opening Commemorative Package

A Special Plan from the HOTEL THE CELESTINE TOKYO SHIBA, built on the former site of Satsuma Domain’s Edo residence.

CELESTINE Inspiration “Scent of Satsuma”

Includes a Limited-edition Cocktail

Plan Overview

Reservation period Thursday, June 15,2017 to Saturday, March 31,2018
Accommodation period Tuesday, November 28, 2017 to Saturday, March 31,2018
Rate Starting from ¥10,430 (per room for two people. Tax paid per indivisual)
Contents Lord Nariakira was a famous daimyo of the Shimazu clan, which had ruled over Kagoshima since the Kamakura period. Guests purchasing this package can visit the café and bar lounge to enjoy a cocktail made with Shimuja, a limited-edition shochu that takes its name from Lord Nariakira’s personal motto of “a mind free from evil thoughts.” Shimuja is available at no other hotel in the city, and offers guests a unique “Scent of Satsuma.” Note: An original non-alcohol cocktail made with black vinegar from Kagoshima is also available.
Shimuja Shochu
Room types Superior double, Superior twin, Patio double, Patio twin, Celestine corner double, Celestine corner twin

Facility overview of HOTEL THE CELESTINE TOKYO SHIBA

Scheduled opening Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Location 23-1 Shiba 3-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0014
Access Seven minutes’ walk from Tamachi Station on the JR Yamanote Line/Keihin-Tohoku Line
One minutes’ walk from Shibakoen Station on the Toei Subway Mita Line
Three minutes’ walk from Mita Station on the Toei Subway Asakusa Line
Eight minutes’ walk from Akabanebashi Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line
Total number of guest rooms 243 rooms
Adjoining facilities Main dining, café & bar lounge, fitness center, relaxation spa, guest lounge, and patio
Floor composition First floor: lobby (café & bar lounge), main dining
Fourteenth floor: relaxation spa, fitness center, guest lounge, patio
Fourteenth floor to Seventeenth floor: guest rooms
Interior and landscape design NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD

Note: Renovation work on the CELESTINE HOTEL will commence on Saturday, July 22, 2017. The hotel will close as of the final checkout on Thursday, September 28, and will reopen as HOTEL THE CELESTINE TOKYO SHIBA on Tuesday, November 28.

Reservations

Open for reservations: From Thursday, June 6, 2017
URL: www.celestinehotels.jp

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Reference

About THE CELESTINE HOTELS

The new hotel brand THE CELESTINE HOTELS can trace its origins to the CELESTINE HOTEL, which is currently located in the Shiba area of Tokyo. Leveraging the characteristics of the site, which is situated on the former premises of the kami-yashiki (upper residence) of the Satsuma domain in Edo, the CELESTINE HOTEL has endeared itself to many regular guests by providing elegant, private accommodations with the finest guest services. By keeping this spirit alive as the concept of the new hotel brand, the Group will create new brand value that addresses changes in customer needs and the hotel market.

Three brand concepts that THE CELESTINE HOTELS pursue

  1. Local Experience - “Sharing the Experiences of Each Locality in Japan” Provide an elegant design that respects and embraces the local community as well as numerous varied accommodation experiences that capture the essence of the locality, in locations with superior tourism assets and a deep cultural and historical sensibility embodying the local community.
  2. Private Style - “A Place to Return to, in Order to Spend Time Exactly as You Wish.” Create private spaces on a comfortable scale where guests can relax as if the hotel were their own second private residence.
  3. Personalized Hospitality - “There Are as Many Approaches as there are Guests” Practice Japan’s unique, thoughtful yet subtle approach to hospitality by remaining closely attuned to the perspectives and preferences of each guest.

Opening Schedule (Hotel Series)

  • HOTEL THE CELESTINE KYOTO GION to open on Thursday, September 7, 2017 (The first facility of THE CELESTINE HOTELS)
    • Situated in a charming and quiet location facing Yasaka Dori Avenue in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto, the hotel is close to Gion, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kamo River, and other attractions.
    • The hotel is designed based on a modern reinterpretation of traditional Japanese themes and Kyoto scenery with concept rooms named “Higashiyama” and “Yasaka.”
  • HOTEL THE CELESTINE GINZA to open on Thursday, October 5, 2017
    • Despite facing the main street of Ginza, and in contrast with the bustling city, the hotel offers highly private, elegant accommodation spaces.
    • The Casita restaurants, which aspire to provide restaurants that offer personal warmth, will open a location for the first time in Ginza on the top floor of the hotel.
  • HOTEL THE CELESTINE TOKYO SHIBA to open on Tuesday, November 28, 2017