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An Overview of The Peninsula Hotels

Company Overview

The Peninsula Hotels group has a unique identity among the world’s leading hotels. Established in 1928, we now operate prestigious luxury properties in ten major cities. These include the flagship in Hong Kong, plus Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila, and Paris with London under development. Peninsula is a living legend, the name synonymous with luxurious comfort and impeccable service. We set our sights high and our standards higher, aiming always to delight our customers, and in many cases we are now serving the third generation of our loyal guests.

  • Travel + Leisure (USA)
    2014 World’s Best Awards

    Top Hotel Brands

  • Condé Nast Traveller (USA)

    2013 Business Travel Awards 
    Best Hotel Brand for Business Travel

  • HOTELS Magazine (USA)

    2013 Corporate Hotelier of the World
    Mr Peter Borer



The Peninsula Tokyo

Hotel Overview

The Peninsula Tokyo is a shining landmark located in the heart of Tokyo’s prestigious Marunouchi business district, opposite the Imperial Palace and a mere three-minute walk from Ginza, the city’s shopping hub. 

Modern and contemporary design is tastefully complemented with Japanese accents in this gracious free-standing hotel, which offers 314 spacious guestrooms, including 47 suites.

Completing the hotel’s sophisticated facilities are a collection of world class facilities, including five unique restaurants, a modern lounge bar, two ballrooms, six elegantly designed function rooms, a wedding chapel, a traditional Japanese ceremony room, a fitness centre offering state-of-the-art equipment, The Peninsula Spa, and a 20 metre (66 foot) indoor heated swimming pool with an adjoining outdoor terrace.


Staff at The Peninsula Tokyo are talented, highly motivated, dedicated to excellence and have an aptitude for languages. In return, superb training and benefits, with structured career advancement and international job opportunities are offered to all.


The Peninsula Tokyo has been the recipient of some of the hospitality industry’s most esteemed awards including the the Crystal Award by SpaFinder and making Conde Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List in 2013.

  • Forbes Travel Guide (USA)
    2016 Five-Star Ranking
    The Peninsula Tokyo
  • Forbes Travel Guide (USA)
    2016 Five-Star Ranking
    The Peninsula Spa
  • World Spa Awards (United Kingdom)
    Japan’s Best Hotel Spa 2016 
    The Peninsula Spa

  • Spa Finder (Japan)
    Crystal Award 2015
    Top Spa in Japan
    The Peninsula Spa
  • FinanceAsia (Hong Kong)
    Business Travel Poll 2014
    Best Hotels in Tokyo – Rank #1
  • EarthCheck 2015 (Australia)
    Silver Certified
  • World Luxury Hotel Awards (South Africa)
    2014 World Luxury Spa Awards
    Country Winner
  • Condé Nast Traveler (USA)
    2014 Gold List
    Japan Rank #2, Score 94.0

Corporate Executives

Establishing a brand new Five-Star business and leisure hotel in Marunouchi, in the heart of Tokyo, would be a challenge for any executive team. We therefore applaud the high standards of service achieved in the short time since opening. This is no mean feat and all credit goes to our Corporate Executives and staff in Tokyo, who are delivering great results thanks to meticulous training and attention to detail.

  • Ms. Sonja Vodusek
    The Peninsula Tokyo
    General Manager

    Australian-born, Ms. Vodusek brings more than 20 years of experience in the luxury hotel industry. She received separate diplomas in hotel and business management from the Blue Mountain International Hotel Management School in Sydney and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, respectively. She first joined The Peninsula Hotels as Hotel Manager at The Peninsula New York in 2010 and relocated to Manila as General Manager in 2011 before joining The Peninsula Tokyo in 2015.

  • Mr. Richard Sorensen
    The Peninsula Tokyo
    Hotel Manager

    Canadian-born Mr. Sorensen has more than two decades of experience in the international luxury hotel industry in Canada, United States, the West Indies, Uruguay, and Costa Rica. In 2007, Sorensen joined The Peninsula New York as Resident Manager, later transferring to The Peninsula Chicago where he served as Hotel Manager for the past five years before joining The Peninsula Tokyo in March 2016.

  • Ms. Meret Brunner
    The Peninsula Tokyo
    Director of Rooms
    Ms. Brunner joined The Peninsula Tokyo in 2016 from The Peninsula Bangkok, where she served as Front Office Manager since 2013. Prior to that, she was with The Peninsula New York for seven years where she held various positions within the Food & Beverage, Front Office, and Reservations departments. Ms. Brunner is a graduate of the prestigious Swiss Hotel Management School in Luzern, and completed the one-year certificate program in Hotel Revenue Management at Cornell University, New York.
  • Ms. Akane Tanaka
    The Peninsula Tokyo
    Chief Concierge

    Ms. Tanaka has over 16 years of international guest relations’ experience. She was posted to Amsterdam for seven years before returning to Japan to work in the luxury hotel industry, and in 2007, she accepted the position of Chief Concierge at The Peninsula Tokyo. Ms. Tanaka is one of only 14 members of the prestigious Les Clefs d’Or Japan.

  • Ms. Noriko Murata
    The Peninsula Tokyo
    Guest Relations Manager

    Ms. Murata has over 15 years of guest relations experience working in the USA and Japan. She was appointed Guest Relations Manager of The Peninsula Tokyo in 2007.

  • Mr. Satoshi Honma
    The Peninsula Tokyo
    Director of Human Resources

    Mr. Honma has over 15 years experience in the international luxury hotel industry. He joined The Peninsula Tokyo in 2008 as Assistant Director of Human Resources and in 2012 was promoted to Director. He is currently responsible for over 500 members of staff at the hotel.

  • Mr. Mark Kobayashi
    The Peninsula Tokyo
    Director of Marketing
    American-born Mr. Kobayashi has held senior marketing communications positions in Japan’s consumer and luxury hotel industry for over 17 years. Prior to this, he worked for the Governor of California. Mr. Kobayashi was appointed Director of Public Relations of The Peninsula Tokyo in 2006 and was promoted to Regional Director of Communications in 2012 overseeing public relations for The Peninsula Hotels in Japan. In 2015, Mr. Kobayashi was promoted to Director of Marketing.
  • Ms. Tomoka Sano
    The Peninsula Tokyo
    Director of Public Relations & Brand Communications, Japan
    Ms. Sano has more than 15 years’ experience working in the sports management, sports broadcasting and luxury fashion industries. She joined as Public Relations Manager as a member of the pre-opening team in 2007 before being promoted to Director of Public Relations and Brand Communications in 2015, overseeing The Peninsula Hotels public relations in Japan. Ms. Sano holds a Master of Business Administration from the Graduate School of Commerce, Waseda University.
  • Mr. Jun Otani
    The Peninsula Tokyo
    Director of Bridal and Conference Services
    Mr Otani has over 25 years experience in the hotel and catering industry in Japan overseeing rooms, banquets, meetings and weddings. He joined The Peninsula Tokyo as Director of Catering in 2006. Mr Otani holds certificates granted by Cornell University and Lausanne Hospitality Consulting for hotel sales and hospitality management studies respectively. In 2013, he joined Hilton Tokyo as Director of Sales and in 2015, he re-joined The Peninsula Tokyo as Director of Bridal and Conference Services.