|Above, the Shiba Park Hotel in 2004. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Back in 2004, G-FAN magazine organized the first G-TOUR.
The tour visited Tokyo, Koriyama, Kamakura, Hiroshima, Atami, Hakone, Kyoto and Osaka. During its Tokyo portion, the tour was housed in the Shiba Park Hotel, which is within walking distance of Tokyo Tower.
The Shiba Park Hotel is no more and a new facility constructed on the site is set to open August 1.
Japan Today reported:
TOKYO —Shiba Park Hotel will be opening Shiba Park Hotel 151, its new facility, currently under construction on the hotel’s original site, on Aug 1, 2016.
Shiba Park Hotel is easily accessible from Haneda and Narita airports and is located near Zojoji and Tokyo Tower, symbolic of Tokyo. The hotel consequently has a high proportion of foreign guests, with the average accommodation rate rising to 71% in 2015.
In order to create a hotel mainly targeting international tourists whose numbers are expected to increase further, the main building of the Shiba Park Hotel which had hosted many guests since 1960 is now under construction. It is due to re-open as the Shiba Park Hotel 151.
Based on the concept “Hospitality from the moment you book”, Shiba Park Hotel 151 151 offers services to provide Japanese inn-style hospitality.To read more, go here.
To see what the new facility will look like, go here.