29 JULY 2019


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.


BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.


Email this Page

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2020 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 29 JULY 2019

First Prince Akatoki hotel set for London

The former Arch hotel in Great Cumberland Place, London, will be relaunched as the first property under Japan’s Prince Hotels Prince Akatoki brand in September after a £3m transformation across its public areas and all 82 bedrooms.

Special features will include an East-West fusion restaurant and a Japanese tea service, as well as a bar focusing on Japanese whisky plus a selection of saké, spirits and cocktails.

Prince Hotels president Masahiko Koyama said: “This new global flagship brand aims to raise the awareness of Prince Hotels by making full use of the reputation value of our properties in Japan.

“Akatoki is an old expression of Akatuki, meaning sunrise, before dawn, a new beginning, and speaks to a new time for Prince Hotels and Resorts, reflecting our plans for international growth for the business.”

Officials say the new hotel will offer 5-star hospitality with service inspired by Japan performed “from the heart” and amenities that reflect key elements of the special, refined and generous Japanese hospitality and culture.

The group acquired the Arch London in November 2018 from the Bejerano family’s AB Hotels group. The property is planned to be the first of many Prince Akatoki hotels worldwide.


Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum

No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?

Add your comment

First Name
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.