Tuesday, 18th September 2012
In General Japan News,
Tokyo preparing for first-ever wine apartments
Wine lovers heading to Japan could soon find themselves enjoying some accommodation to savour, with plans afoot for the first-ever complex of apartments designed for lovers of the Bordeaux vintages.
The development is the brainchild of Japanese property developer Takayuki Suzuki, who came up with the plans after noting the increasing demand for all things wine related, Decanter.com reports.
Mr Suzuki has gained first-hand knowledge of this growing passion too, having worked as the director of the Japanese branch of the negociant Bordeaux Wine Bank over the past few years.
Set to be built in the Shibuya area of downtown Tokyo, the new complex is expected to be completed by September 2013.
As part of the new development, a special 10,000-bottle underground wine cellar will be built, along with a bar and bistro on the ground floor.
Guests will also be able to make use of a sommelier, who will be based in the building throughout.
Mr Suzuki told the news provider: "We are designing rooms that have wine lovers in mind."
Wine is an increasingly popular option with Japanese investors, with one recent Hong Kong auction seeing a total of £3,392,000 generated in sales.
Posted by Mark Smith
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