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【Oct 1, 2010】
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History of Hotel Okura Tokyo

"I have a dream...″
These words were spoken by Baron Kishichiro Okura, founder of the first international luxury hotel in Tokyo. His aim was to offer all the modern conveniences of its rivals, yet retain the subtle charm and nuances of Japanese tradition. The opening of the Hotel Okura (now renamed“Hotel Okura Tokyo” )on May 20,1962 was the result of years of careful planning.The Baron methodically visited luxury hotels both within Japan and abroad, analyzing and critiquing their strengths and weaknesses, in an attempt to determine exactly what the perfect property should consist of.
Co-founder of the Hotel Okura, the late Iwajiro Noda, was an equally dynamic personality. For his efforts, he received numerous awards. His highest distinctions include the award of the Grand Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau from Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands for strengthening ties between the Netherlands and Japan, and the Second Class Order of the Rising Sun, granted by the Japanese Government, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international tourism and cultural exchange.
The essence of their philosophy is immediately apparent upon entering the Hotel Okura. A tranquil ambiance welcomes weary travelers. “Shinsetsu” (Kindness) and “Wa” (Harmony)harmonize to create the ubiquitous serenity for which Hotel Okura Tokyo is renowned. With precise attention to detail, interior decorators meticulously designed the luxurious accommodations to reflect traditional elements of Japanese culture. More recently, the renowned Sir David Hicks, specially appointed designer to the British Royal Family, headed the effort to modernize room decor throughout the hotel, yet with the same attention to detail and tradition.

Fact Sheet

Company Name: Hotel Okura Tokyo co., Ltd.
Address: 2-10-4 Toranomon, Minatoku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
Tel: 81-3-3582-0111
Fax: 81 -3-3582-3707
URL:http://www.hotelokura.co.jp/tokyo/en/
President, Representative Director: Masaki Ikeda
Established: 20th May, 1962
Capital: JPY 100million
Employee: 940 (1st Oct. 2010)
Group Hotels Japan :16 Overseas : 5

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Okura Hotels & Resorts Global Sales Offices

Korea Sales Office

98-78 Garden Tower Bldg. 1602 Unni-Dong Jongro-Gu, Seoul 110-795 Korea
TEL. 82(2)766-5959 

Hong Kong Sales Office

Unit 810 8/F, Millennium City 2, 378 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
TEL. (852)2895-1717 

Taiwan Sales Office

7F-5, No. 308, Lin Sen N.Rd., Taipei 10450, Taiwan
TEL. 886(2)2542-2818 

New York Sales Office

485 Lexington Avenue, Suite 401 New York, NY 10017, U.S.A
TEL. 1(212)515-5873

London Sales Office

Avenfield House 118-127, Park Lane, London, W1K 7LH, U.K.
TEL:(44) 20-7290-5074

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