by Michael J. Shapiro | January 23, 2018
The 164-room Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo has opened, marking the debut of the Centric brand in the Asia-Pacific region. The hotel's Ginza location is in line with the ethos of the new lifestyle brand, which promises to help travelers craft authentic experiences in the center of the local action. 
 
The new hotel is on the fashionable Namiki-dori street, which runs parallel to the main Chuo-dori boulevard and is popular with pedestrians. The neighborhood has a host of shopping, dining and entertainment options, as well as older art galleries and small offices. 
 
"We are excited to announce the introduction of the Hyatt Centric brand to the Asia-Pacific region, and particularly to Ginza, Tokyo - a destination in itself and in the heart of Japan's vibrant capital," said Sam Sakamura, vice president of Hyatt's Japan and Micronesia division. The hotel is the 19th Centric property to debut.
 
The 12-story hotel occupies the site that was previously the first Tokyo office of Asahi Shimbun Co., a national newspaper publisher that was established in 1888. Screens are used to display art throughout the building's public spaces, so that the pieces can be switched throughout the day. 
 
On the top floor, the Namiki Suite has a balcony overlooking Namiki-dori as well as a full-size teppanyaki grill, making the space ideal for dinner parties. The 1,367-square-foot suite can be booked as a meeting room, as well.
 
The on-site signature restaurant, Namiki667 (above), offers a large terrace overlooking the street, as well as a private dining room that can seat up to 24 people.