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Press Release For additional information: Takami Kimoto Catherine Couplan Marketing Communications Manager PR Director Conrad Tokyo Conrad Hotels Tel: +81 3 6388 8000 Fax: +81 3 6388 8001 Tel: +32 2 542 4790 Fax: +32 2 5424300 Email : email@example.com Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Website: ConradTokyo.co.jp Website: ConradHotels.com Photographs: Leonardo.com/Conrad Photographs: Leonardo.com/Conrad CONRAD TOKYO TO OPEN ON JULY 1, 2005 Tokyo, July 2005 - Japan‟s first Conrad hotel, the Conrad Tokyo, is scheduled to open on July 1, 2005. The luxury hotel, located just five minutes walk from the world‟s most expensive real estate in Ginza, will combine legendary Conrad excellence with a sense of Japanese comfort and inspiration while boasting exemplary design and architecture. The hotel will occupy the top ten floors of the Tokyo Shiodome Building, a 37-story multi-purpose tower offering panoramic views over Hamarikyu Gardens, Rainbow Bridge and the Tokyo Bay. The Conrad Tokyo will cater to both the corporate and leisure market, and will feature 290 luxurious rooms (of which 68 are suites) with an impressive industry-leading minimum room size of 48m², three-metre high ceilings and full ceiling-to-floor windows. All rooms are modelled on a “City” or “Garden” concept according to their views, and provide exclusively fragranced and designed amenities for both room concepts. Guest room features include 37-inch plasma screen televisions, satellite channels, DVD players, Video On Demand, wired and wireless high-speed Internet access and wireless phones in all rooms for use throughout the hotel. All bathrooms feature two sinks, rain showers, a separate toilet and freestanding bathtub. The Conrad Tokyo offers the largest banquet facilities in Shiodome, including two state-of-the-art ballrooms and six banquet and meeting rooms equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment. The chapel, designed in white granite and mother of pearl, evokes an image of crystal-clear water and purity, and provides a new venue 1 to host glamorous services for Tokyo‟s betrothed. Exceptional dining is found at four restaurants and one bar & lounge, the highlights being the modern French restaurant “Gordon Ramsay at Conrad Tokyo” and the brasserie “Cerise by Gordon Ramsay” by London‟s legendary 3-star Michelin chef who provides a culinary and versatile destination featuring open kitchens and distinctive sections that welcome fine dining as well as all-day dining experiences. The Chinese restaurant “China Blue” features a spectacular 8-metre walk-in wine cellar, and offers a new experience of contemporary and avant-garde Chinese cuisine with a wide selection of tantalising dishes prepared by a renowned Chinese chef, Albert Tze Wai Shin, the former Executive Chef of the 5-star Four Seasons Singapore‟s “Jiang-Na Chun” restaurant. The Japanese restaurant “Kazahana” is divided into three different sections based on the themes of Kaiseki, Sushi and Teppan, and features three private dining rooms available with Tatami or wooden flooring. The Conrad Tokyo‟s 1,400m² spa and fully equipped fitness complex is the largest and most exclusive hotel Spa in Tokyo. It features modern Japanese design that evokes tranquility while employing western treatment methods exclusive to the Conrad Tokyo. Featuring 10 treatment rooms, the luxurious Spa was conceived in a modern style where lines are pure and colors are soft and calming. Using grape seed aromatherapy from California‟s Napa Valley Spa as well as natural bio-cosmetics engineered by Germany‟s Dr. Spiller, the Spa offers care treatment and essential techniques that relax the mind and body, harmonise the silhouette, revive the skin and generally preserve youth. Japan‟s first “Sumie-style” 25-meter indoor swimming pool is finished in pure black, incorporating the designs of the traditional paintings that blend in harmoniously with the Conrad Tokyo‟s architecture. Shiodome is an inner city office, retail and entertainment development project located mid way between Ginza, the world‟s most expensive real estate, and Tokyo‟s famous Hamarikyu Gardens. The precinct has excellent infrastructure including 3 subways and train links within five-minute walk, direct expressway access to Rainbow Bridge, and easy connections to Haneda and Narita Airports as well as Bullet train terminals. Tokyo International Forum is located nearby, while Tokyo Big Sight, the city‟s largest exhibition site built in the ultramodern district of Odaiba, is a short train ride away. Given its immediate vicinity to Ginza, the Tsukiji fish market and the serenely spectacular Hamarikyu Gardens, Shiodome is rapidly establishing itself as a prime 2 tourist destination within Tokyo. Given its immediate vicinity to Ginza, the Tsukiji fish market and the serenely spectacular Hamarikyu Gardens, Shiodome is rapidly establishing itself as a prime tourist destination within Tokyo. “The Conrad Tokyo is for the „Inspiration Class‟, people who want to be inspired and inspire others,” says Jan Mönkedieck, General Manager of the Conrad Tokyo. “The unique concept of the Conrad Tokyo is calming and inspirational. Together with the legendary Conrad excellence and our distinctive service credo, it will secure us a firm leading position for the years to come.” For information on the Conrad Tokyo, please see the Conrad Tokyo‟s Japanese language website (www.conradtokyo.co.jp). For guest reservations and inquiries, please call (03) 6388-8000. *** *Images are available in data format. Please refer to the contact information above. Conrad Hotels With 17 award-winning luxury hotels strategically located in capital cities and exotic resorts in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Middle East/Africa, Conrad offers value to both business and leisure travelers by establishing and maintaining the highest levels of service delivery with the renowned “Conrad Service Culture.” The hotels provide fine accommodation, excellent restaurants, fully equipped health clubs and sophisticated meetings facilities. Another five Conrad development projects are planned in the US, Thailand, Japan and the UAE (Dubai) for future openings between 2005 and 2007. All Conrad guests benefit from the Hilton worldwide reservation system and its acclaimed guest loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. For information on Conrad Hotels and bookings, please visit www.ConradHotels.com The Conrad dedicated meetings website is: www.ConradMeetings.com. Conrad Hotels are the luxury hotels in the Hilton Family of Hotels. 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