Renovated Okura Tokyo to Open Thurs.

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Tokyo, Sept. 7 (Jiji Press)--The Okura Tokyo, newly renovated hotel facilities in Tokyo's Toranomon district, will open on Thursday, hoping to attract the growing number of foreign visitors to Japan, including those going to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The new hotel, located on the site of former Hotel Okura, will consist of a 41-story tower and a 17-story building. It will house a total of 508 guest rooms, up over 20 pct from former Hotel Okura.

The lobby of the 41-story tower inherits some iconic interior designs employed by former Hotel Okura, including uniquely-shaped lights called the Okura Lanterns, while many Japanese-style decorations, such as wooden lattices with hemp leaf patterns, are used in other parts of the renovated hotel.

Each of the guest rooms has an area of at least 47 square meters. The lowest room charge will be 70,000 yen per night. The most expensive room will be the Imperial Suite, which occupies 730 square meters, with the charge set at 3 million yen per night.

Many foreign national leaders stayed at the renowned former Hotel Okura, which opened in 1962 and closed for the renovation in 2015. Currently, only its annex is in operation.

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