Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, has appointed veteran hotelier Andrew De Brito as the opening General Manager of the all-new Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi, anticipated to open in mid 2020.
Located on the top six floors of a 39-storey building facing the Imperial Palace in Otemachi, the new Hotel will be characterised by stunning city views from floor-to-ceiling windows in every guest room, a stellar collection of sky-high dining and drinking experiences, and an intimate top floor spa. State-of-the-art event spaces will be located nearer to street level for easy access by meeting participants, wedding guests and event attendees.
“Paired with our boutique-style hotel in Marunouchi, Four Seasons in Otemachi will define the utmost in welcoming yet ultimately luxurious hospitality in the city,” says Andrew De Brito, who was most recently General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Beijing. “I am particularly excited about the food and beverage program, which will include two signature restaurants, two lounges, and a destination bar unlike anything in Tokyo today.”
Andrew first joined Four Seasons in 1992 in his home country of Malaysia at the Regent Kuala Lumpur (formerly a Four Seasons hotel). With a keen interest in food and beverage, his career took him through leadership positions in the company’s hotels and resorts in Aviara, the Maldives, Langkawi, Mumbai, Shanghai and Jakarta before assuming his first General Manager role in Beijing in 2015. There, in addition to continuing to position the Hotel’s restaurants at the top of the city’s dining scene, he was the driving force behind its acclaimed artist-in-residence program.
“Andrew is a creative hotel executive with a sharp eye for detail, the ideal profile for the new luxury experience we are creating in Otemachi,” says Rainer Stampfer, Four Seasons President, Hotel Operations – Asia Pacific. In addition to Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi, as Regional Vice President Andrew will also oversee Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto and Four Seasons Hotel Beijing.
Set to become a landmark hotel in one of the best locations in the city, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi will offer 193 rooms and suites on the 34th to 38th floors, five all-new food and beverage concepts all located on the 39th floor, an top floor spa including a 25 metre (82 foot) pool, and a total of more than 1,300 square metres (14,000 square feet) of event space including a ballroom and four smaller meeting rooms on the building’s 3rd floor.
Renowned architect and designer Jean-Michel Gathy leads the team at Denniston International Architects and Planners responsible for the look and feel of the new Hotel, including rooms, spa, lobby lounge and public spaces. SPIN Design Studio is creating three restaurants and bars, including a modern Italian concept inspired by the traditional salumeria, and a gastronomic French dining experience, both with beautiful outdoor terraces; and a “Tokyo meets Paris” destination bar with a rich and seductive style. There will also be an exclusive meetings and private dining venue called The Living Room, catering to elite business travellers.
In addition to facing the Imperial Palace, the Hotel is adjacent to Otemachi Station, directly connecting to four Tokyo Metro lines, with JR Tokyo and Kanda Stations within walking distance.
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi is a partnership with Mitsui Fudosan Resort Management Co., Ltd., which is Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.’s affiliate. Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., is Japan’s preeminent real estate development company.
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