Accor’s Ibis Enters the Japanese Travel Market


4 November 2011, Tokyo – Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku opened in the famous Shinjuku area on 1 November heralding the arrival of Accor’s economy hotel brand to Japan.  Located only three minutes away from the world’s busiest train station, this hotel appeals to all travellers looking for an economy hotel with all the major services at the best market value.

“Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku will bring in a fresh sensation to the economy hotel industry in the country’s capital. As Accor’s leading economy hotel brand, ibis has earned a worldwide reputation for excellent services at very competitive prices,” says Patrick Basset, Accor’s Vice President for Vietnam, the Phillipines, South Korea and Japan. “This hotel is the first ibis hotel brand to set foot in Japan, but it will be the 10th hotel in Accor’s Japan network,” Mr. Basset adds.

The Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku is a rebranded hotel with 206 guest rooms.  Extensive refurbishment will begin over the following months.  Upon completion, the hotel will become a key addition to the Ibis network, accumulating the numbers to almost 100 hotels and over 17,340 rooms in the Asia Pacific region.


Shinjuku is a major commercial and administrative centre of Tokyo and one of the 23 special wards in the Capital.  With over 3.5 million passengers passing through, the Shinjuku train station is the busiest one in the world.  The hotel is 1.5 hours away by train from Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and 45 minutes away by train from Tokyo Haneda International Airport.



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