The first time I ever heard of the Imperial Hotel was in the 1956 Americanized Godzilla, King of the Monsters! There, reporter Steve Martin (Raymond Burr) tells a Japanese official that he's staying at the Imperial.
Last week, I held a little dinner party for friends from Toho Co. at the Imperial Viking restaurant on the 17th floor.
The hotel is currently celebrating its 125th Anniversary and it reported some good news yesterday.
From News On Japan:
Imperial Hotel on Friday reported its highest net profit for an interim half since switching to consolidated earnings in 2000, thanks to a sharp increase in guests from China and other parts of Asia.
The Japanese company said group net profit for the April-September period jumped 31% on the year to 1.1 billion yen ($9.02 million) on a 4% gain in sales to 26 billion yen.
At its flagship Tokyo location, average sales per room rose 12% to 32,908 yen amid an uptick in foreign visitors.
|Above, the dinner party held last week at the Imperial Viking restaurant.|
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