Yokohama’s new Shinko Pier Terminal with Intercontinental hotel set to open in November

Shinko Pier Cruise Terminal and Intercontinental Yokohama Pier 8 hotel opening in November

Yokohama’s Shinko Pier Cruise Terminal and Intercontinental Yokohama Pier 8 hotel are set to open in November. By end of March 2020, an additional attraction in the precinct will be the adjacent Hammerhead Park and Promenade. The park will feature Yokohama’s Hammerhead Crane, the first quay crane installed in 1914 which will be the central icon of the park.

The lower floors of the five-storey Shinko Terminal will accommodate CIQ and commercial facilities. Some 25 shops will include six famous ramen food outlets.

The third to fifth floors will comprise 173 rooms of the Intercontinental Yokohama Pier 8, as well a restaurant and bars, event room, spa, and an indoor garden.

City’s second InterContinental

Yokohama Grand InterContinental Co., Ltd., President & Representative Director Azuma Umemura, said: ‘We are very pleased to be able to open the second InterContinental hotel in Yokohama City, InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8. There is no better way to see the dynamic view which spans the rare marine location in Japan, surrounded by the sea in three directions. We will strive to deliver the hospitality we have cultivated here for 28 years, enhancing the experience for many customers coming from within Japan or abroad.’

He added, ‘Together, the precinct will offer guests a new luxury experience that blends both the InterContinental brand, and Yokohama’s distinct history and colourful lifestyle.’

Cruise ship passengers, will be able to check-in for their cruise at the hotel, and also enjoy the convenience  of travel to and fro the airport by limousine, with their luggage.  Yokohama, which is 20 minutes away from Tokyo’s Haneda airport, is part of the Greater Metropolitan Tokyo.

Second cruise terminal to open this year

Shinko Pier Cruise Terminal will have a 340mtr long berth with a depth of 9.5mtr, and be able to accommodate 116,000gt cruise ships. The terminal will be the second cruise facility to open in Yokohama in 2019. Daikoku cruise terminal opened in April earlier this year.

These two terminals together with Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal, will enable Yokohama to accommodate seven ships simultaneously, making it Japan’s leading port city in terms of cruise terminal facilities.

Cruise ship calls this year are expected to be 196 compared to 168 in 2018.

Posted 17 June 2019

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Singapore correspondent Singapore-based Jacintha Stephens has been writing about the Asia cruise industry from the time just a single cruise line based ships in the region. She continues to cover how the region's tremendous potential is now being harnessed and developed by increasing commitment by all major international cruise lines and regional governments. Jacintha, who began as a television reporter in Singapore, has freelanced for major international broadcast, print and online media, as well as authored books. Besides English, she also speaks Bahasa (Indonesia/Melayu), several Indian languages, as well as a smattering of Putonghua (Mandarin).

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