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Gundam hotel room opens at Deluxe 5 star resort Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba in Tokyo


Deluxe 5 star resort Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba Ideally located 20minutes from Haneda International Airport, Tokyo and a mere 15minutes from the central business area, Grand Pacific LE Daiba is the perfect place to stay whether your trip is for business or leisure. Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba has spent about 10 million yen to convert a 84-square-meter two-room suite (around 900 square feet) into a very special Gundam-themed suite for fans of the popular Japanese anime series. The hotel in collaboration with the Gundam Front Tokyo complex is next to the life-size, 1:1 Gundam statue. The only disappointment is that the statue will not be viewable from the themed room, despite the hotel being so close. The “Room-G, special type” guestroom decorated with paintings, cutouts, the bedding, room keys and other items featuring the anime characters.
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The Ritz-Carlton ups its luxurious presence Japan with two new hotels


After their recent announcement of two luxury hotels in China, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has signed two new hotel agreements in Japan taking the lifestyle brand’s presence from two to four hotels in the country. The Ritz-Carlton Okinawa is set to open in April 2012, following a two-year renovation and rebranding of the Kise Bettei Hotel and Spa while the Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto is expected to open doors in 2014. These two new hotels are in addition to the company’s existing hotels in Osaka and Tokyo. The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa will offer 97 luxurious guest rooms with views over a golf course down to the East China Sea, the Motobu Peninsula and beyond to Ie Island. The hotel will be situated within the premises of the Kise Country Club and surrounded on three sides by its 18-hole Championship course overlooking the ocean. The Kise Country Club is bordered by undeveloped wooded land adding to the beautiful setting and location of the resort. The hotel will replace the existing Kise Bettei Hotel & SPA after an extensive renovation of more than 1 billion yen ($129,918). The new look interiors will be created by ILYA Corporation and the concept of the new hotel will be a combination of The Ritz-Carlton style with the local Okinawan culture to create a subtle yet luxurious decor. The newly hotel will feature three destination dining outlets, as well as a lounge and bar, an ESPA spa and full leisure facilities including a pool and gym.

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