A piece of news gleaned from the Visit Japan Travel Mart (VJTM) in Tokyo is that Japan is finally getting its first airport transit hotel.
Royal Park Hotel The Haneda, Tokyo is conveniently situated at the international terminal of Haneda Airport. Offering 313 guestrooms, ranging from Single to Double, Suites and Premium floor rooms, the property also has six universal rooms catering to handicap travellers that come equipped with handrails, lower peep holes, etc.
Rooms feature large storage spaces for luggage. There is also a dedicated floor for women that is only accessible via a special key card. The most unique feature of this hotel is that it allows guests on transit at Haneda Airport direct access to guestrooms without the need to go through immigration.
Passengers in the transit part of the property will not have access to areas that lead to the outside of the building. In addition, those who do not want to cough up money for a guestroom, can pay a nominal sum (2,000 Yen) to use the shower facilities and chill out in the lobby located within the transit area.
Room rates start from 10,500 Yen (Single) before taxes and is 10% commissionable to travel agents.
Go to http://www.rph-the.co.jp/haneda for more.
The VJTM is currently being held at the Tokyo Big Sight convention centre. This is the country’s largest travel trade show attracting 360 buyers worldwide including 20 tour operators from Canada.