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The newest opening in Japan, The Westin Yokohama, was unveiled today by Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 outstanding hotel brands. Sekisui House, Ltd., the owner of the 373-room new hotel, plans to make Yokohama City’s sanctuary of well-being and provide industry-leading wellness experiences that will allow guests to be their best selves.
As the world’s leading hotel for well-being for nearly a decade, Westin has developed and delivered its distinctive wellness initiatives to fit the needs of today’s travelers. The Westin Yokohama is located in the new city center, where visitors and locals can enjoy a unique experience in Japan’s vibrant newest downtown area.
Yokohama is a crucial port in Japan, having grown from a little fishing village to a modern and inspiring city and a commercial power in the country. The Westin Yokohama is conveniently located in the new commercial center of Yokohama, Minato Mirai, with easy access to famous sights, including Japan’s biggest Chinatown and the city’s renowned Sankeien Garden.
The new hotel is located in Mito, only 45 minutes away from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport by car. The city center of Tokyo is less than a 36-minute train ride from the hotel, making it conveniently accessible from other areas across the country and worldwide. The Westin Yokohama’s design was inspired by the idea of biophilia, which is based on the idea that a relationship with nature improves well-being. G.A. Design, an architectural and design firm based in London, created The Westin Yokohama design.
The main hotel building, located in the heart of Yokohama’s historic business district dubbed “Yokohama Station Area,” was inspired by the city’s unique position and built with a contemporary residential style. The hotel incorporates features representing Yokohama’s long history as a seaport town and local culture.
The water’s gentle murmur and the natural stone and timbers accented with steel and metal all represent a sense of location as guests enter the tranquil urban sanctuary on the first floor. The lobby is on the 23rd floor and has stunning views of Mount Fuji. The indoor garden, which stands at 35 meters, features beams of light streaming through trees as an expression of the Japanese concept known as “shinrin yoku,” or forest bathing.
The centerpiece fireplace in the lobby evokes a welcoming feeling of homecoming. The hotel’s six pillars of wellness, Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well – allow guests to customize their stay and participate in activities that match their requirements.
The Heavenly® Bed, coupled with the hotel’s location in a nature-based theme park, provides visitors with an authentic sensory experience. The gorgeous rooms are designed using natural materials and imagery, such as leaf-shaped illuminations that cast natural-inspired shadows on the ceiling to provide a sense of touch.
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The cityscapes of Yokohama are framed by expansive, floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing the hotel to better interact with its surroundings.
It will surely rejuvenate the guests, thanks to the clean, modern bathrooms, which are complemented with Heavenly® Bath rain showers, White Tea Aloe bath amenities, extra-large bath towels, and plush bathrobes.
The Hotel New Otani, inspired by the hotel’s Eat Well pillar, contributes to guests’ overall well-being through its five food and beverage places, which provide a variety of seasonal and international cuisine with a “locally produced and consumed” approach.
Brasserie du Quai is an all-day dining establishment that fuses French coastal towns with trendy, classic dishes like Pâté de Campagne and Rillettes.
Kissui-sen is a stylish izakaya restaurant that combines beautiful design and delectable cuisine to offer the most delicate Japanese fish, vegetables, fruits, meats, and cheeses.
The hotel’s signature restaurant, Iron Bay, serves cuisine with everything grilled to order. On an open fire grill, chefs will grill exquisite meats, fresh seafood, and farm-to-table vegetables and fruits from Yokohama and the local regions.
Sugar Merchant is located in the hotel lobby, with a beautiful view of Mount Fuji and Yokohama city, and serves coffees, teas, artisanal Kanagawa herbal infusions, and delicate pastries.
At the Code Bar at The Okura Tokyo, guests may choose from several exotic and unusual cocktails inspired by different parts of Japan and labeled according to their ZIP codes.
The hotel’s wellness floor has over 10,000 square feet. It includes comprehensive facilities such as the first Heavenly Spa by WestinTM with four treatment rooms and professional therapists that provide an extensive menu of restful and revitalizing spa treatments.
The heated indoor swimming pool and the brand’s state-of-the-art WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio with TRX training equipment, all created to empower guests to get active and recharge their bodies and minds, are available for use by visitors looking to stay in shape while traveling.
A RunWESTIN® program, part of the brand’s central pillar, gives jogging maps with a choice of either a three- or five-mile scenic route around the futuristic Minatomirai waterfront area.
The Westin Yokohama has over 11,000 square feet of contemporary indoor and outdoor event space, including a nearly 5,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom and four meeting rooms for any occasion.
The Westin Garden, encircled by lush greenery and has the city’s skyline as a backdrop, is one of the most beautiful locations in the city.
The Westin Yokohama will join the Marriott Bonvoy program, which allows users to gain and redeem points for their stay at the new hotel and other hotels and resorts across the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of brands. Members of the Marriott Bonvoy App enjoy a level of personalization and a contactless experience that allows them to travel worry-free.