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New mid-market hotel opens in Tokyo Asakusa

Luc Citrinot – 27 August 2012, 11:44

The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon by Hulic opened on August 10 in Asakusa, one of the main tourist areas in Tokyo.


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The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon is an ideal property caring for the mid-market. It is designed as a three and a half/four-star hotel, the property offers 137 rooms with various types of design: it goes from style M “modest” (15-19 sq. m.) to “the Gate” (58 sq. m.) with a “retro yet contemporary” theme to satisfy the budget and preferences of every tourist. Standing on 14 floors, the hotel offers a rooftop terrace with great views over Asakusa area with its old Tokyo style flavour as well as on the grand city skyline. The hotel comprises also a bar and a restaurant.

Its location is perfect for foreign travellers: it is just around the corner to the Great Kaminari-mon Gate of Senso-ji Temple and only two minutes walking distance from Asakusa Subway station. It takes also roughly 15 minutes walk to reach Tokyo newest landmark, the Tokyo Skytree, located 1.2 km away. Packages to visit the Skytree Tower are also on offer from the hotel.

The Gate Hotel used to be an office and was rebuilt by the real estate company Hulic Co. ltd. to which it belongs. It is the first hotel property of the group in Tokyo but more are likely to come as highlighted in Hulic’s investors’ first half year presentation as the company wants to diversify its portfolio. Hulic already manages a hotel in Yokohama, also close to a train station with direct services to Tokyo.