Meetings with historic garden views

TOKYO Event organisers planning to hold an event at the Palace Hotel Tokyo enjoy the unique perk of a venue that opens up to a historical and cultural landmark.

The 65-year-old property, which re-opens on May 17 after being razed down to produce a completely new product (click here for more details from, boasts a ballroom and function space offering natural light and priceless views of the Imperial Palace gardens and Wadakurada moat.

The ballroom’s signature highlight is its 7m by 22m wide windows.

Expected high-tech features are available and include wired LANs for video conferencing for sharing of audio, video and data between venues, versatile projectors to create dynamic presentations, LED table spotlights to make possible a range of special lighting effects, wall and ceiling mounted speakers in the ballroom to ensure high-quality, synchronized sound as well as wired and wireless high-speed internet access in all the spaces.

For organisers keen to stage large-scale exhibits such as car presentations, an industrial lift with a 2.2×2.2m; three-tonne capacity facilitates installation.

More intimate meetings are served on the hotel's 19th floor by a boardroom for 28 persons with an attached lounge and two more meeting rooms for 12 persons each.

The 290-room property – which debuted in 1947 as Hotel Teito before becoming the Palace Hotel in 1961 – anchors a US$1.2 billion mixed-use development and also showcases 10 restaurants and bars as well as the first Evian spa in Japan.

Margie T Logarta


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