Japanese hotelier Fujita Kanko has opened Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, the Hotel Gracery brand’s new flagship, in Kabukicho, Tokyo’s entertainment and nightlife hub (the Tokyo district that never sleeps) in the Shinjuku ward. The 970-room hotel opens as part of a brand-new Kabukicho entertainment complex, Shinjuku Toho Building. The building also offers a 12-screen cinema complex and various dining and amusement facilities.
For months, there has been buzz about the hotel’s one-of-a-kind Godzilla-themed guest rooms that will transport guests into the world of the celebrated monster movies. “We are excited about Hotel Gracery Shinjuku’s debut after so much anticipation. Our Godzilla-themed rooms are booked for months. We are ready to demonstrate that our commitment to service is bigger than Godzilla,” says Akira Segawa, President and CEO of Fujita Kanko.
There are two types of Godzilla-themed rooms. The Godzilla Room, located on the top floor and the only room of its kind, enjoys a Godzilla-themed interior including wall panels and a trick wall with special effects, a life-size replica of Godzilla’s claw looming over the beds, and a Godzilla figure standing in the room. Godzilla Room guests can bring home original Godzilla memorabilia not available anywhere else.
Guests can also choose one of six Godzilla View Rooms, where they can see from their windows a life-size replica of Godzilla’s head on the hotel’s eighth-floor terrace. The View Rooms have the same interior as the hotel’s other guest rooms.
Anticipating a large number of international guests, the hotel set up a designated international guest counter, with staff to offer assistance in English, Chinese, Korean and Thai. The concierge also helps guests find and book various tickets, sightseeing, night spots and restaurants. Hotel Gracery Shinjuku, the only property of its size and quality in Kabukicho, also offers two dining facilities and spacious guest rooms with separated toilets/bathrooms.