About the Hotel Newgrand
The Hotel Newgrand is a classic hotel with a European flavor located along Yokohama’s Yamashita Park. It’s been around since 1927 and the foundations of the original building exist even now. The hotel’s tagline is "State of the art facilities and French cuisine" and they are a hotel that caters to both Japanese natives and foreigners alike. They are a member of the Preferred Hotels and Resorts. The hotel is split into the main building and the tower, and the building is host to 249 guest rooms. There are facilities onsite such as a chapel, a banquet hall, and restaurants. The main building is a certified historical building of Yokohama, and was chosen in 2007 by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry as having contributed to modernization of the area.
Famous with celebrities
The Hotel Newgrand is famously known as the hotel where Allied Commander Douglas MacArthur stayed at the end of World War 2. The room 315 was renamed to "MacArthur’s Suite", and you can see the actual writing desk and chair that he used. A prominent Japanese writer Jiro Osaragi was active in the hotel as well. He wrote his work "Kurama Tengu" in room 318 and thus the room is often called Tengu-no-ma ("Tengu’s Room"). You can actually stay in this room. In additionally, the hotel has been visited by Charlie Chaplin, Babe Lewis, and Jean Cocteau.
The kitchen with a nostalgic menu
The Hotel’s kitchen serves well-known Western dishes in Japan, including doria, spaghetti Neapolitan, pudding a la mode and more. A famous story is when the first head chef of the kitchen Mr. Saly Weil had a guest who was sick, and so he created thick and rich seafood doria that was easy to eat for the guest, and his "seafood doria" is on the menu even today. In the main building on the first floor is the coffee house "The Café" where you can savor the classic atmosphere.
From the subway Minato Mirai line’s Motomachi-Chinatown Station it is a 2 minute walk, and on the JR Negishi Line’s Ishikawa-cho Station it is a 13 minute walk.
Image Gallery: Hotel Newgrand
Description: Hotel Newgrand
|Sights||Hotel Newgrand (ホテルニューグランド)|
10 Yamashitachō, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa-ken
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 045-681-1841 / Fax: 045-681-1895|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|