On May 20, 2012 the famous five-star Hotel Okura Tokyo, the flagship of the Japanese company Hotel Okura Co. Ltd, will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. Especially for the event the company has designed a holiday price plan called 50th Birthday Stay Plan, which is designed for the visitors born in 1961 and 1962, or who also celebrate their fiftieth anniversary in 2011 and 2012.
According to the jubilee plan terms such people will receive a 50% discount for accommodation in superior and above level rooms (but no more than 10 nights). In addition the guests can enjoy such additional bonuses as free souvenir photo frame with the hotel logo, discount coupons for breakfast and free late check-out registration.
Okura Tokyo hotel located in the Toranomon district opened its doors in 1962. According to the hotel conception it was an international hotel in Japanese style, which was then still a novelty. Currently it has 833 rooms of various types (including Garden Wing building). Over the years the hotel building became one of the attractions of the Japanese capital. In the West it became widely known thanks to the works of the notorious Ian Fleming about the adventures of Agent 007, who lived here in the novel You Only Live Twice.
The hotel management has always welcomed innovations and tried to make all necessary changes to keep in line with the fast running progress. This tactic allowed the hotel to retain its leading position among the many Tokyo hotels. A lot of celebrities stopped here. For example, among Okura guests was the Apple founder Steve Jobs, as well as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, actor Harrison Ford and musician Ray Charles.
During the whole period of its existence the hotel was the venue for numerous international conferences and other events at the highest (even governmental) level. Also since 1987 every month here are held concerts of various artists, both already popular stars and new talents. On November 25, 2011 it hosted the three hundredth anniversary concert directed by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra director Naoto Otomo. On March 25, 2012 here will be held Hotel Okura Music Awards 2012 and will be determined two owners of additional grants for outstanding success and promising future development.