The history of Hotel New Otani began in 1962, when the Japanese government faced the daunting challenge of completing a massive construction effort to host an estimated 30,000 international visitors for the Tokyo Olympic Games in just two years. Yonetaro Otani, Hotel New Otani founder, agreed to build the finest hotel in the Orient on land he owned in Kioicho near the Imperial Palace, and thereby contribute to the national strategy for advancing Japan’s tourism industry.
His design concept was to preserve the beautiful landscape and stone wall of an Edo era daimyo mansion, while providing world-class accommodation for more than 1,000 guests, large meeting spaces and a lobby, using then-state-of-the-art building techniques. The hotel opened in September 1964.
From the fan motif in the carpeting and walls in the Fuyo banquet room to images of cranes in the entrance lobby, the hotel’s traditional Japanese décor expresses Otani’s desire to create a timeless ambience. Of course, he believed that every guest should be able to view Mount Fuji – a symbol of beauty in Japan. His vision was realized in the design of the Blue SKY Lounge on the 17th floor. The lounge, now operating as buffet restaurant VIEW & DINING THE SKY, affords guests a spectacular, panoramic view through full-height windows as they dine.
In addition to its ideal location and premier facilities, Hotel New Otani has been widely acclaimed for the quality of its services and business operations, earning it the honor of being selected as the primary venue for all of the three previous Tokyo summit meetings. Heads of state and other VIPs from Japan and abroad frequently stay here, confident in the hotel’s enduring reputation as a premier international hotel.
After a major renovation, “The Main” reopened in 2007 as a “hybrid hotel” featuring higher seismic performance, reduced environmental impact and enhanced hospitality, incorporating a hotel-in-a-hotel EXECUTIVE HOUSE ZEN on floors 11 and 12.
Now a well-established Japanese luxury hotel, we marked our 50th anniversary in 2014. In 2020, EXECUTIVE HOUSE ZEN was awarded the prestigious honor of a Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, and The Main has been granted a Four-Star for 2021. We intend to continually meet the high expectations of our guests by constantly upgrading our facilities and services, building upon and enhancing our proud legacy and traditions.
|Hotel Name||Hotel New Otani Tokyo|
|Address||4-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8578, Japan|
|General Manager||Hajime Shimizu, COO, New Otani Co., Ltd.|
|Opened||September 1, 1964|
|Employees||1,732 (as of April 1, 2016)|
|Structure||The Main: 17 floors above ground, 2 floors below; height 72.1m |
Garden Tower: 40 floors above ground, 1 floor below; height 144.5m
Garden Court: 30 floors above ground, 3 floors below; height 134.7m
|Total Floor Area||291,041m2|
|Guest Rooms||1,479 (EXECUTIVE HOUSE ZEN: 87, "The Main": 556, Garden Tower: 836)|
|Capacity||2,768 (EXECUTIVE HOUSE ZEN: 174, "The Main": 992, Garden Tower: 1,672)|
|(no. of persons)||Restaurants & bars: 2,806 |
Banquet rooms: 6,244
|Banquet rooms||33 (9,404 m2)|
|Restaurants and Bars||37 (18 directly operated restaurants and 19 tenant restaurants)|
|Other Facilities||Japanese garden, rose garden, tea house, outdoor swimming pool, business center, shopping arcade with various shops, members-only sports club The Golden Spa New Otani, spa salon, barbershop, hair salon, photo studio, nursery, dentist, clinic, post office, cash dispenser, flower shop, travel agency, laundry service, shoe shine service, garden chapel (Sunday services, etc.)|