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Akasaka Prince Hotel, Awaits Demolition – Tokyo

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Akasaka Prince Hotel, TokyoAkasaka Prince Hotel, Tokyo (image ©2010

The Akasaka Prince Hotel with its entire exterior faced with white Carrera marble was designed by award-winning architect Kenzo Tange, and is located in the heart of downtown Akasaka, one of the most important districts in metropolitan Tokyo. Guests staying at what is now named Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, formerly Akasaka Prince Hotel Tokyo, are offered the outstanding benefits of an unbeatable location, combined with impeccable accommodations inclusive of a wide range of amenities and facilities and an uncompromisingly high level of service. Unfortunately, the same fate that befell another beautiful Tokyo landmark, the Capital Tokyu a couple of years ago, will now strike the Akasaka Prince Hotel, and it will be another victim of so-called “urban improvement”.

In a city that is particularly known for its lack of available space, the 761 rooms of the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, are all the more remarkable for the amount of space afforded, with the smallest room offering 252 square feet, larger than many studio apartments in this crowded city. Each room has been deliberately designed to be a corner room, and offers a spectacular view of downtown Tokyo.