|Keio Plaza Hotel|
|Location||2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan|
|Number of rooms||1,450|
Keio Plaza Hotel (京王プラザホテル, Keiō puraza hoteru) is a chain of hotels in Japan, the largest of which is its flagship hotel in the Nishi-Shinjuku district in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. The Keio Plaza Hotel was partially destroyed in the 1984 film The Return of Godzilla and the 1991 film Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah .
Keio Plaza Hotel was the first skyscraper built in Nishi-Shinjuku and the first high-rise hotel in Japan.The 1,450-room hotel is a re-development project on the site where a water purification plant (Yodobashi Purification Plant) formerly existed.
The hotel consists of two towers. The first tower is 178 metres tall and was completed on June 1971; it was the tallest building in Tokyo from 1970 until 1974, when it was surpassed by the nearby Shinjuku Sumitomo Building. The second tower is 138 metres tall and construction was finished in November 1980. In 1975 the hotel opened the first hotel chapel in Japan.
In the early 1980s, the Japanese government planned to lease a corner of the hotel's rooftop for sublease to the United States Forces Japan, officially for the purpose of relaying television transmissions between Yokota Air Base and the Hardy Barracks in central Tokyo. Japanese Communist Party lawmaker Koichiro Ueda alleged that the real purpose of the plan was to facilitate communications with US military strategic planners based in central Tokyo.
The hotel hosts the annual Miss Nippon contest. It made an appearance in the 1984 film The Return of Godzilla , where it was damaged by Godzilla.
Keio Plaza also operated a hotel in Takamatsu from 1976 to 1997, and has an affiliate relationship with the Howard Plaza Hotel in Taipei.
Keio Plaza Hotel Co., Ltd. was formed in 1968 as a division of the Keio Electric Railway.It operates the Keio Plaza Hotel properties in Tokyo, Hachioji and Tama, and has operating income of around 28.4 billion yen.
Keio Plaza was branded as part of InterContinental Hotels from 1972 to 2003, and subsequently joined the Summit Hotels & Resorts group.
Shinjuku is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is a major commercial and administrative centre, housing the northern half of the busiest railway station in the world and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the administration centre for the government of Tokyo. As of 2018, the ward has an estimated population of 346,235, and a population density of 18,232 people per km2. The total area is 18.23 km2. Since the end of the Second World War, Shinjuku has been a major secondary center of Tokyo (fukutoshin), rivaling to the original city center in Marunouchi and Ginza. It literally means "New Inn Ward".
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Hachiōji is a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 February 2016, the city had an estimated population of 579,330, and a population density of 3110 persons per km2 in an area totaling 186.38 km2 (71.96 sq mi).
Suginami is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan. The ward refers to itself as Suginami City in English.
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Keio Corporation is a private railway operator in Tokyo, Japan, and the central firm of the Keio Group that is involved in transport, retail, real estate and other industries.
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Taisei Corporation is a Japanese corporation founded in 1873. Its main areas of business are building construction, civil engineering, and real estate development. Taisei's headquarters are located at Shinjuku Center Building in Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo.
Nishi Tokyo Bus Co., Ltd. is a bus-operating company in western Tama Area, mainly in Hachioji and Akiruno, Tokyo, Japan. It has Tama Bus Co., Ltd. in a subsidiary which once took charge of bus routes in western Hachioji area and Ome area, and expressway bus routes. Although it now belongs to Keio Group, it was originally a bus section of Ome Electric Railway Co..
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World Trade Center Building
| Tallest building in Japan |
180 m (589 ft)
Shinjuku Sumitomo Building
| Tallest building in Tokyo |
180 m (589 ft)