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A Seibu Holdings Inc. luxury hotel will open in a tower on the site of the former Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka on July 27, the developer said Tuesday.

The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, which will be managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts under its Luxury Collection brand, will occupy the top seven floors of the 180-meter-tall Kioi Tower.

During a preview tour Tuesday, media were told that the hotel will have 250 guest rooms with views of the capital, as well as a gym, swimming pool and spa.

“We aspire to be a hotel that is loved on a global scale,” said Hisaaki Takei, a senior official of operator Prince Hotel Inc.

The commercial complex was built at a cost of roughly ¥104 billion in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward.

Among tenants on the tower’s mid-level office floors are Yahoo Japan Corp. Cafes and restaurants on lower floors opened in May.

A classical Western-style building that used to be part of the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka has been renamed Classic House at Akasaka Prince and will be used as a banquet hall.

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