NAGOYA, Japan -- Marriott International opened its first
Marriott-flagged hotel in this city late last year -- the Nagoya
Marriott Associa Hotel.
The 780-room property is Marriott's seventh Japanese hotel.
According to Marriott, one of the hotel's key selling points is
its location directly above the JR Nagoya railroad station in the
heart of the city, about one-and-a-half hours by bullet train from
Tokyo and 45 minutes from Osaka.
The hotel is part of the mixed-use JR Central Towers building --
the fourth tallest building in Japan -- which also houses offices,
upscale restaurants, shops and a department store.
It is near popular Nagoya sites like the Tokugawa Art
Collection, Nagoya Castle, Noritake Ceramic Museum and Atsuta
Geared to business travelers, the Nagoya Marriott is the only
hotel in the city that offers voice mail in guest rooms, according
In addition, the rooms, which average 400 square feet, have dual
phone lines and dataports.
The better-equipped Concierge Level units come with fax
machines, and guests in these rooms enjoy a private
check-in/checkout lounge, plus complimentary breakfast and evening
The hotel offers a business center with personal computers with
Internet access, printers and personal workstations. It also offers
meeting rooms with seating for up to 10 people.
When guests aren't working, they can dine at a choice of six
restaurants: Mikuni Nagoya (French), Lin-Ka (Chinese), La Jolla
(California), Ka-Un (Japanese), Nakotei (Teppan-Yaki) and Pergola
The hotel's banquet and wedding facilities include a chapel,
Shinto shrine, photo studio and 16 banquet rooms, the largest of
which holds 1,500 people.
For more details or reservations, call (800) 831-1000, or visit
the Web site at www.marriott.com.
The property also can be booked through any of the major