PAN PACIFIC Hotels Group opens of Bellustar Tokyo, a Pan Pacific Hotel and Hotel Groove Shinjuku, a PARKROYAL Hotel in the heart of the vibrant district of Shinjuku. 

The 48-storey Tokyo Kabukicho Tower is the first skyscraper designed by a woman in Japan.  Inspired by the former water fountain of Kani-gawa and by the Buddhist goddess of water, the tower was designed with the image of a fountain, while the upper part expresses the force of water stretching to the sky. The luxury Bellustar Tokyo, itself features 97-rooms ranging between 41sqm and 277sqm, with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the bustling city skyline. 

The hotel boasts five ultra-luxurious one-bedroom penthouse suites, ranging from 113sqm to 277sqm on the 45th to 47th floor, featuring lavish and thoughtful design by renowned interior designer Keiji Ashizawa in partnership with award-winning Norm Architects who are well- known for their plush and elegant furnishings.

The largest Sky Villa penthouse on the 47th floor features a spa treatment room, kitchen and jacuzzi that overlook the panoramic views of the skyline while the other penthouse suites feature a spacious living room, kitchen, and bar.

At the Bellustar Tokyo hotel, a personal butler service is available on request and for an in-room fine dining experience, a private chef is available to create a curated menu for penthouse guests. Exclusive for penthouse guests, the Penthouse Lounge located on the 46th floor is perfect for private meetings, gatherings, and afternoon teas. 

Hotel Groove Shinjuku, a PARKROYAL Hotel
Renowned for its modern way of travelling to uncover lively connections in the locale, PARKROYAL prides itself on bringing a strong sense of belonging to the destination. Located on the 18th to 38th floor of the Tokyo Kabukicho Tower, the 538-room Hotel Groove Shinjuku, a PARKROYAL Hotel features an eclectic mix of unique art and music, inspired by the vibrant entertainment scene of Shinjuku’s Kabukicho district.

According to Marcel NA Holman, Vice President, Operations for Japan, Indonesia and China, Pan Pacific Hotels Group said it is an exciting time for Pan Pacific Hotels Group as we expand our footprint in Japan with the Japanese tourism industry rebounding in recent months following the relaxation of pandemic restrictions, with over 1 million arrivals in February this year.

“The opening of the BELLUSTAR TOKYO, a Pan Pacific Hotel and Hotel Groove Shinjuku, a PARKROYAL Hotel will give travelers to the city the newest experience, especially in the Shinjuku district and Tokyo Kabukicho Tower where the two properties are located, boasts a wide variety of exciting entertainment and nightlife options,” he said.

According to the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) revenue in the travel and tourism sector is projected to reach US$40.28 billion in 2023. Since December 2022, 1.37 million visitors entered Japan, up from about 934,000 in November and 113 times more compared to 2021.

“The opening of the two iconic hotels marked a key milestone for the Pan Pacific Hotels Group as we expand into Japan. The strategic and long-standing partnership with Tokyu Hotels and Resorts over the years gave us the opportunity to bring our international brands and their unique experiences to travelers in Tokyo. It also gives our 24 million Pan Pacific DISCOVERY members worldwide an opportunity to explore these exciting properties in our network.

Meanwhile Choe Peng Sum, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group said earlier this year, the group opened PARKROYAL Langkawi in February, we will be opening the brand new 347-room Pan Pacific Orchard in June and the newly refurbished Pan Pacific Singapore this August.

“Upcoming openings include PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Hanoi which overlooks the picturesque West Lake, PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Jakarta in October 2023 and PARKROYAL Jakarta and Pan Pacific Jakarta in 2024,” he said.

Designed by a medley of architectural talents — Kohn Pedersen Fox Architectural — the glittering complex of PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Jakarta soars above the city skyline offering business and leisure travelers a choice option for long-term and short-term stays. In the next two years, the group will be expanding the PARKROYAL brand in gateway cities such as Malacca, Dalian and Siem Reap. [sources/photo special]