Japan’s luxury hotel market emerges from pandemic pause

The chances of picking up prime hotel or resort asset deals in Japan may be over as the industry swings back into full gear. 

Major developer, Mitsui Fudosan, has reported that its revenue from hotel operations has recovered to around 90% of pre-pandemic levels. Demand from tourists from North America and Europe has been particularly strong, making up for the decline in business trips.

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Expected rental yields on Tokyo real estate assets hit 23-year low

Investors are expecting lower rental yields from office and residential assets in Tokyo. According to the Japan Real Estate Institute’s investors survey published on November 2022, the expected rental yield on Class A office space in Tokyo’s Marunouchi and Otemachi district was 3.2% as of October 2022, down from a 3.3% expected yield in April.

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Ultra-luxury hotel for Torch Tower

On November 8, developers Mitsubishi Estate and Tokyo Century Corporation announced that Dorchester Collection will be operating an ultra-luxury hotel in the 390-meter tall Torch Tower near Tokyo Station. The hotelier is owned by the Brunei Investment Agency and operates The Beverly Hills Hotel, Plaza Athénée in Paris, and The Dorchester in London, to name a few.

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