Accor Introduces Ibis to Japan

Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku opening in the famous Shinjuku area on November 1 heralds the arrival of Accor’s strongest hotel brand to Japan.

Tokyo, Japan, November 04, 2011 --( Accor, the leading international operator of hotels in Asia Pacific, introduces ibis Tokyo Shinjuku, the first ibis hotel in Japan located right in the heart of Tokyo’s Shinjuku centre and only three minutes away from the world’s busiest train station. This hotel will appeal to all travellers looking for an economy hotel offering all the major services at the best market value.

“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,” says Michael Issenberg, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Accor Asia Pacific.

“Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku will bring in a fresh sensation to the economy hotel industry in the country’s capital. As Accor’s leading economy hotel brand, ibis has earned a worldwide reputation for excellent services at very competitive prices,” says Patrick Basset, Accor’s Vice President for Vietnam, the Phillipines, South Korea and Japan. “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,” Mr. Basset adds.

Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku is a rebranded hotel with 206 guest rooms and will begin an extensive refurbishment over the following months. Once complete, the hotel will become a key addition to the Ibis network, accumulating the numbers to almost 100 hotels and over 17,340 rooms in Asia Pacific region.

With over 920 ibis hotels worldwide, the brand is identified as a quality and consistent international product with services designed to ensure customer satisfaction, a pleasant stay and available at a value for money price. Ergonomic and efficient, ibis Tokyo Shinjuku will serve as a base for international and domestic visitors to Tokyo.

Shinjuku is a major commercial and administrative centre of Tokyo and one of the 23 special wards in the Capital. Shinjuku train station is the busiest train station in the world, with over 3.5 million passengers passing through each day. The hotel is 1.5 hours away by train from Tokyo Narita International Airport and 45 minutes away by train from Tokyo Haneda International Airport.

Sutanita Thavornchak