TOKYO -The Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo(KPH), one of Japan's most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will celebrate its 50th anniversary of operations on June 5 (Saturday), 2021 with special sales and other various commemorative events scheduled to be conducted between January 1 (Friday), 2021 to May 31 (Tuesday), 2022.
New corporate logos and slogans have been created to commemorate our 50th anniversary of operations, and they will be communicated through various means including being used in our Hotel's various brochures and other forms of communications. The new logo depicts a smiling face against the backdrop of silhouettes representing our two towers (Main Tower and South Tower). The new slogan “Your Smile, Our Pride” was chosen to reflect our desire to positively embrace a new era amidst the dramatic changes in society, and our hotel staff efforts to welcome guests with endless smiles. Furthermore, we have decided to call the blue and gold colors used in our logos “Keio Plaza Hotel Blue” to reflect our corporate color, and “Human Gold” to represent a bright outlook for the future.
<General Manager Rikisaburo Kitajima>
I take this opportunity to thank all of our guests and stakeholders for their support, which will enable the Keio Plaza Hotel to celebrate our 50th anniversary of operations on June 5, 2021. We owe this occasion to our guests and thank them for their ongoing support until now.
Since our opening in 1971, the Keio Plaza Hotel has become a symbol of the Western Shinjuku district through our sustained operations as one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels, and our provision of comfortable and satisfying accommodations for large numbers of guests.
The Keio Plaza Hotel and all of our staff have identified this milestone year of our 50th anniversary as the first year of our continued efforts to provide guests with even better services and functions. Also, we would like to express our deep appreciation for the support and patronage of all of our guests
|1971||May: Our “Sky Promenade” observation floor located on the 47th floor welcomed 10,700 guests on the first day of opening.
Jun: The Keio Plaza Hotel became Japan’s first high-rise hotel starting its operations on June 5. We were honored to have the attendance and participation of The Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Takamatsu at the tape cutting opening ceremony.
Nov: We welcomed our 1 millionth guest to our “Sky Promenade” 47th floor observation floor.
|1975||Jan: A large video screen was installed on the side of our hotel to show the Beatles music video “Yellow Submarine”. Also, over 1,000 spectators gathered to watch Nippon TV Thursday Special television program.
Aug: Became the first hotel in Japan to establish a “Chapel” as a permanent facility.
|1976||Jun: Welcomed Mohamed Ali as a guest in our Imperial Suite Room upon his visit to Japan for his fight against Japanese professional wrestler Antonio Inoki.|
|1980||Nov: South Tower opened.|
|1981||Jul: Held “1st Arita Plaza Porcelain Plaza Market” event.|
|1986||Mar: “Celebration” original cocktail created by Keio Plaza Hotel bartender Kazuya Watanabe wins Grand Prize at the “15th Hotel Barmen’s Association (HBA) Original Cocktail Competition”.|
|1988||Jun: 15 barrier free, universal design rooms constructed.|
|1990||Apr: Keio Plaza Hotel Tama opened.|
|1991||Jul: Held a “Gourmet Week” food event held as part of special events celebrating our 20th year of operations with world renowned chef Alain Ducasse invited as a special participant. Aug: Exhibit of renowned Arita porcelain artwork as part of special events celebrating our 20th anniversary.|
|1992||Apr: First hotel bar specializing in Japanese sake “Amanokawa” opened.|
|1993||Sep: First hotel in Tokyo to offer a special “Ladies’ Plan” entitled “Please Stop Time!”|
|1994||May: First hotel in Tokyo to open a dedicated karaoke room “KARAOKE47” on the 47th floor.
Sep: Keio Plaza Hotel Hachioji opened.
Dec: 1st “Illumination Night” event held.
|2001||Apr: First hotel in Japan to introduce “Ultra-High Speed Internet Connection (VDSL)”.|
|2002||Mar: 10 new universal design rooms added, “1st Cocktail Award” event held.|
|2003||Nov: Super Buffet Restaurant “Glass Court” opened.
(Large scale renovation of hotel facilities undertaken at a cost of over JPY10 billion over 6 years)
|2004||Feb: Korean Dining Restaurant “Gokoku-Tei” opened to become first Korean style restaurant operated in a hotel in Tokyo.|
|2005||Japanese Cuisine Restaurant “Kagari” and Kaiseki Cuisine Restaurant “Soujuan” opened.|
|2007||Oct: World Organization of the Scout Movement hosts dinner party to commemorate the visit of Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden to Japan, with special guests including the Emperor and Empress of Japan in attendance.|
|2011||Jan: Brides Room “Plaza Anesis” newly constructed.
Apr: Special reunion plans and services begin being sold to commemorate the 40th anniversary of our Hotel’s operations (First hotel to establish reunion concierge functions).
|2013||Jul: “Plaza Luxe” guest rooms and “Luxe Lounge” opened in our South Tower.|
|2016||Dec: “Premier Grand” guest rooms opened on the top floor “Club Floor”, “Club Lounge” opened on the 45th floor of our Main Tower.|
|2018||Jun: Projection mapping and candle light dinner service event held at our All Day Dining Restaurant “Jurin”.
Dec: 10 refurbished rooms newly added to become universal design rooms, and 3 luxury type rooms also added.
|2020||Jan: Executive Chef Hiroshi Ichikawa bestowed with the “Ordre du Merite Agricole” Agricultural Award from the French Government.
Nov: Executive Chef Hiroshi Ichikawa awarded Yellow Ribbon Medal.
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, located in Shinjuku at the very heart of the nation’s capital Tokyo, is one of Japan’s leading international hotels. Our hotel boasts 17 restaurants and bars, and we host a wide range of local and international guests who visit us for our welcoming facilities, warm hospitality and unique services that allow them to experience Japanese culture, including ourwedding kimono fitting experience,tea ceremony, andmany others. For more information about our facilities and services, please visit ourwebsite,YouTube,FacebookorInstagram.
Contacts: Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, Public Relations Manager
Keiko Kawashima, +81-3-5322-8010 firstname.lastname@example.org