THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku
A full renovation project of the 39-year-old former "Shinjuku New City Hotel" to reopen as "THE KNOT TOKYO Shinjuku". With the concept of "We are the People's Park – just as a park for everyone to enjoy”, we aimed to create a place where various lifestyles share and interact to each other. Besides reinforcing aseismic performance and completely replacing plumbing and air conditioning system, we improved the hotel’s operating profitability by converting banquet halls into guestrooms, extended the life of the building, and improved energy efficiency. By solving all issues the existing facility faces such as noise, odor, internet connection, thermal environment and sanitary equipment, we successfully turned this building into a pleasant space for guests.
|Business owner||Ichigo Inc.|
|Location||4-31-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo|
|Total floor area||13,809.03m²|
|Structure||SRC structure & RC structure|
|Number of floors||14 floors above ground|
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Recently in the hotel industry, it has become a standard scheme to separate ownership, management and operation and to distribute profits according to the risk ratio, and Japan is no exception. Regardless of whether the business owner is in the position of ownership, management or operation, or, in any phase of the business, professional consulting services - that always verify risks and returns from both management and architectural aspects - are essential. Recently, the grade of the new hotel is in the upward tendency. In general, the higher the hotel grade is, the more complicated the facility specification and complexity get, due to higher quality and quantity of services expected. As a result, the number of the players involved in the project increases such as architects, builders, designers and other consultants, while the business owners are forced to respond to more issues and challenges.