Japan gets an Ibis

THE OPENING of Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku on November 1 marked the debut of Accor’s economy hotel brand in Japan.

The property, a rebranded hotel with 206 guestrooms, will undergo an extensive refurbishment over the following months.

Once the makeover is completed, the Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku will add to almost 100 hotels and over 17,340 rooms in Ibis’ Asia-Pacific network.

Michael Issenberg, chairman and COO of Accor Asia Pacific, said: “This addition of Accor’s strongest hotel brand will extend the network’s portfolio in Japan, offering guests a comprehensive hotel selection to choose from.”

Patrick Basset, Accor’s vice president for Vietnam, the Philippines, South Korea and Japan, said: “This hotel is the first Ibis hotel brand to set foot in Japan, but it will be the 10th hotel in Accor’s Japan network.”

Accor’s other Japanese properties include one each in Hyogo, Aichi, Shizuoka, Kanagawa, Chiba, Tokyo and Gumma, and two in Hokkaido.

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