The Westin Yokohama Set to Offer Holistic Wellness Experiences to the modern traveler in Japan
BETHESDA, MD., June 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Westin Hotels and Resortswhich is part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today unveiled the latest opening in Japan – The Westin Yokohama. Owned by Sekisui House, Ltd., the new 373-room hotel is intended to be the city’s wellness haven and deliver cutting-edge wellness experiences designed to empower guests to be the best version of themselves. ‘themselves.
“We are excited to expand the brand’s footprint in Japan with the opening of the Westin Yokohama,” said Jennifer Connell, Global Brand Leader, Westin Hotels & Resorts and Vice President, Distinctive Premium Brands, Marriott International. “As the global hospitality leader in wellness for more than a decade, Westin continues to evolve and deliver its signature wellness programs to meet the needs of the modern traveler. The Westin Yokohama is debuting as a haven of renewal, offering guests and locals a distinct experience in from Japan new central business district and sought-after leisure destination.”
Located southwest of Tokyo, Yokohama is a key port in Japan – having evolved from a small fishing town to a modern and inspiring city, as well as a trading powerhouse in the country. The Westin Yokohama is strategically located in the new central business district of YokohamaMinato Mirai, offering easy access to popular tourist sites such as from Japan the largest Chinatown and the city’s famous Sankeien Garden. Tokyo Haneda Airport is less than 25 minutes away by car and Tokyo The city center is a 36-minute train ride from the new hotel, making it easily accessible from other regional and international destinations.
Designed by architecture and design firm GA Design of London, The design of the Westin Yokohama is inspired by the concept of biophilia, which is based on the principle that a connection with nature enhances well-being. Inspired by the hotel’s unique location with a modern residential feel, the hotel incorporates elements that reflect Yokohama long history as a port city and its local culture. Staging the first floor arrival area, guests are welcomed into a tranquil urban oasis with the gentle sounds of running water, while natural stone and wood accented with steel and metal reflects the sense of the destination. Located at 23rd floor with stunning views of Mount Fuji, the lobby features a slender interior garden with lighting depicting sunlight streaming through the trees, as an expression of the Japanese philosophy of “shinrin yoku”, also known as forest bath. At the heart of the lobby, the signature fireplace evokes a graceful sense of homecoming.
The hotel experience is brought to life through the brand’s six pillars of wellbeing – Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well and Play Well – allowing guests to personalize their stay and engage in programming that best meets their needs. . All 373 rooms feature the brand’s signature Heavenly® bed and are carefully crafted with natural materials and imagery, including leaf-shaped illuminations that cast nature-inspired shadows on the ceiling to create a sensory experience. Large bay windows frame the urban landscapes of Yokohama, creating a greater connection with the hotel environment. Sleek bathrooms feature Heavenly® Rain showers for the bath, the brand’s White Tea aloe bath products, extra-large bath towels and fluffy bathrobes to help guests feel rejuvenated.
Inspired by the brand’s Eat Well pillar, the hotel’s five dining outlets contribute to the overall well-being of guests by offering a range of seasonal and international dishes with a “locally grown and consumed” approach, exemplifying the the hotel’s commitment to sustainability. Brewery of the Quay is an all-day restaurant inspired by French seaside towns, serving classic seasonal dishes such as Country pâté and Rilettes. Kissui-sen is a contemporary izakaya-style restaurant with decor and a menu that artfully balances simplicity and exquisite taste, showcasing the finest produce from from Japan seas, rivers, fields and forests. Complete with a private dining room for intimate events, Iron Bay is the hotel’s signature restaurant that offers a menu of everything perfectly grilled to order. Guests can enjoy unique experiences with chefs grilling succulent meats, fresh seafood, and farm-to-table vegetables and fruits, all sourced from Yokohama and its surrounding areas over an open fire grill. Located in the hotel lobby with a scenic backdrop of Mount Fuji and Yokohama town, sugar merchant serves a range of coffees and teas, including artisanal Kanagawa herbal infusions as well as a selection of delicate pastries. At the hotel’s speakeasy bar, Code barcustomers can explore a remarkable range of craft cocktails and artisan mocktails inspired by the different areas of Japan and named according to their postal codes.
The hotel has a dedicated wellness floor of over 10,000 square feet, with comprehensive amenities including from Japan first Heavenly spa by Westin™ with four treatment rooms and expert therapists offering an extensive menu of relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments.
Guests wishing to stay in shape during their trip can take advantage of the brand’s heated indoor pool and state-of-the-art facilities. WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio with TRX workout equipment, all designed to allow guests to get active and recharge their body and mind. As part of the brand’s signature Move Well pillar, a local RunWESTIN® The program features jogging maps that offer the choice of a scenic three- or five-mile route around the futuristic Minatomirai waterfront area.
The Westin Yokohama offers over 11,000 square feet of contemporary indoor and outdoor event space, including nearly 5,000 square feet grand ballroom and four meeting spaces to host events for any special occasion. The Westin Garden is an iconic outdoor event space surrounded by lush greenery and with the city skyline as a backdrop, making it one of the most scenic venues in the city.
“With its inspiring location, sustainable restaurants and array of wellness amenities, The Westin Yokohama is an urban oasis perfectly suited for health-conscious business and leisure travelers visiting this wonderful city,” said Richard Suter, general manager of the Westin Yokohama. “We look forward to welcoming guests to enjoy the brand’s signature wellness experiences during their stay.”
The Westin Yokohama will participate in Marriott Bonvoy – Marriott International’s award-winning travel program – allowing members to earn and redeem points for their stay at the new hotel and other hotels and resorts in the extraordinary portfolio of brands by Marriott Bonvoy. With the Marriott Bonvoy app, members enjoy a level of personalization and a contactless experience that allows them to travel with peace of mind.
To learn more, please visit www.westinyokohama.com.
About Westin® Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, a global hospitality leader in wellness for more than a decade, empowers guests to transcend the rigors of road travel through the brand’s six wellness pillars: Sleep well, eat well, move well, feel well, work well and play well. At more than 230 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience wellness offerings including the brand’s signature and award-winning Heavenly Bed, TRX fitness equipment at WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studios ®, delicious and nutritious menus on their Eat Well Menu, and more. Stay connected to Westin on Twitter, instagramand Facebook. Westin is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, Marriott International’s global travel program. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits, including free nights and recognition of Elite status. To register for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.
About Marriott Bonvoy®
Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio delivers renowned hospitality in the world’s most memorable destinations, with 30 brands tailored to every type of travel. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and upscale home rentals, and through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences such as Future Stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments or through partners for luxury products from Marriott Bonvoy boutiques. To join for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com.
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