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For those who spend a lot of time on the road, feeling at home is essential. Serviced residences provide a refuge from the stress of travel and are a popular option for busy executives.

One of the leading international serviced residence owner-operators, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) operates more than 500 properties in over 30 countries. A wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore-based CapitaLand Limited, one of Asia’s largest real estate companies, Ascott has been a player in Tokyo’s serviced residence market for 15 years with its Citadines and Somerset brands. Absent, however, has been the flagship Ascott brand.

“We have been looking for a suitable opportunity to introduce the premier Ascott brand in Japan, but it was not easy to find a prime location,” explained Tan Lai Seng, regional general manager for Japan and Korea with The Ascott Limited. “Our partner, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd., presented us with the opportunity seven years ago.”

On March 30, that long journey ended with the opening of Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo, an exquisite serviced residence offering 130 units in the heart of Japan. Minutes from Tokyo Station and the headquarters of many multinational companies and major Japanese banks—and attached to Otemachi Station and five subway lines—Ascott offers easy access to the rest of the country.

The business executive isn’t the only one for whom Tan believes that Ascott is a perfect fit. He also sees this prime serviced residence as the home away from home for “bleisure” travelers, those who mix business trips with leisure and who often bring along their families. Ascott is the ideal place from which to explore the city, starting with its proximity to the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace and the world-famous Ginza shopping district.

The exclusive and luxurious atmosphere delivers a touch of unexpected tranquility above the famous hustle-bustle of Tokyo. Apartments range in size from studio to three-bedroom, the largest being 163 square meters. Need more space for the whole family? Some units can be connected and accessed through a central door.

Many apartments include a full kitchen, bath, and bedroom, and one-bedroom units and up feature separate living and dining areas. Seven apartment types offer a mix of spaces that include multiple bathrooms, guest bedrooms, Japanese-style rooms with tatami floors, and spectacular views of the city.

Beyond the apartments, many more amenities await, including a restaurant, resident’s lounge, beautiful indoor lounge and sky garden, gym, pool, business center, and three meeting rooms that can be combined to accommodate up to 100 people. Plus, multilingual Guest Services staff are always on standby to assist.

Ascott offers the added benefit of its global network of serviced residences. Your preferences and needs are important to the Ascott team, and when you stay at any Ascott serviced residence worldwide you’ll feel like you’ve come home.

Whether you plan to stay just one night, several months, or longer, Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo offers a home to perfectly match your needs. And, if plans suddenly change and you need to extend your stay, that’s simple, too. Corporate rates and special packages are available to make your next visit to Tokyo the most enjoyable, comfortable, and successful trip ever.

For reservations
+81 3 6757 0760 or 0120 914 886 (toll-free)
9:00 a.m.–­7:00 p.m.
www.the-ascott.com

For reservations:
+81 3 6757 0760 or
0120 914 886 (toll-free)
9:00 a.m.–­7:00 p.m.
www.the-ascott.com