Friday, 27th February 2015
In Events In Japan,
Tokyo to get Godzilla-themed hotel
It's the news that Godzilla fans have all been waiting for - Shinjuku's 30-storey Hotel Gracery will fling open its scaly doors later this year to offer enthusiasts of Japan's favourite monster the chance to revel in the film's cult status.
Situated on top of the Toho cinema - which is owned by the very company that made and distributed many of the Godzilla films - the venue proudly offers residents the chance to explore various items of memorabilia from the film franchise.
The hotel design will also feature a gigantic statue erected at the top that periodically shrieks in anger as though about to crush nearby buildings under its enormous feet.
While the enormous structure on the roof of the building will be fully illuminated with glowing eyes and mouth, it will not be able to ignite the surrounding neighbourhood with its atomic breath.
The hotel is already accepting reservations and plans to open on April 24th, with rooms going on weekdays for 40,000 yen (£215) or during the weekend or 50,000 yen during weekends.
However, the venue is also advertising so-called 'Godzilla viewing rooms' for the more modest price of 15,000 yen (£80) per night that allow visitors to wake up to the sight of the monster peering in through the window.
With the next Godzilla film set to hit cinemas in 2016, the hotel is certain to be popular with lovers of all things related to Japan's favourite monster. It certainly brings a new meaning to the phrase 'creature comforts'.
Japan has a fantastic plethora of themed hotels to choose from with rooms decorated in honour of everything from Hello Kitty and popular Anime cartoons to pandas and Wicked the Musical.