After Grosvenor bought the building, rather than demolish it and build again, as is often the case in Japan, we undertook extensive refurbishment of the property using the highest-quality materials to improve layouts and design finishes. By doing this, we created a high-end product in a more sustainable way. We collaborated with international architect Paul Davis + Partners, a long-term partner in the region, as well as three highly respected Japanese contributors: cherry tree grower Toemon Sano, stone sculptor Masatoshi Izumi, and contemporary artist Noritaka Tatehana. Art is integral to our 'Westminster' product brand, and the project incorporated an artist-in-residence programme to complement Roppongi's numerous art galleries and museums.
Being part of thriving, accessible neighbourhoods is a key consideration when investing. The Westminster Roppongi lies at the centre of one of Tokyo's most connected districts, within walking distance of Tokyo Midtown and both Azabu Juban and Roppongi train stations. It is also easily accessible from Haneda Airport and Narita Airport by limousine bus. In addition, two electric 'Smart' cars have been made available to rent seven days a week to residents of the property, providng them with a convenient and low-carbon way of travelling within the city.
The Westminster Roppongi is the first of our Westminster-branded residences in Tokyo, offering exceptional modern design in sought-after urban locations.