JAL Develops A350-1000 Themed Hotel Rooms at Villa Fontaine Connected Directly to Haneda Airport

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Sumitomo Realty & Development’s Villa Fontaine are launching collaboration rooms inspired by JAL’s aircraft cabins at the Hotel Villa Fontaine Grand Haneda Airport, directly connected to Haneda Airport Terminal 3, from January 26th.

The initiative coincides with JAL’s 70th anniversary of international service, which begins on February 2nd. The design motif of the collaboration room is the newly introduced flagship Airbus A350-1000, which started operation on January 24th, featuring a ‘JAL-like color scheme’ of red, black, and white. The shade of red was carefully matched to the wallpaper actually used in the aircraft, emphasizing a particular attention to color balance.

▲ The Airbus A350-1000, the motif of the collaboration room

Above the beds, cushions made from upcycled fabric of the retired Class J seats were placed. These are made from surplus raw fabric rolls generated during the interior refresh of domestic flights in 2014.

The collaboration rooms are numbered 8168 to 8192, totaling 24 rooms, corresponding to the 24 international cities served by JAL from Haneda Airport. The room numbers are tagged with the 3-letter airport codes of these cities, allocated in the order of JAL’s flights starting from the rooms near the entrance featuring Honolulu (HNL), San Francisco (SFO)… up to room 8192, which corresponds to Doha (DOH), planned to open in March. The interior decoration is the same across all rooms.

The corridor in front of the guest rooms features a carpet themed after a runway, expressing the ‘excitement of embarking on a journey.’ The walls are decorated with photos of JAL’s historical aircraft along with descriptions of the background for each era.

Since 2022, JAL has been creating collaboration rooms in partnership with hotels around Haneda Airport. At the Tokyo Bay Tokyu Hotel, the ‘JAL WING ROOM’ was introduced in April 2022, the ‘JAL 787 10th Anniversary Room’ in November of the same year, and the ‘JAL FLIGHT & RED SUITE’ in Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba in July 2023, marking this as the fourth instance. The planning for this latest project started around February 2023.

Previous collaboration rooms were designed with ‘intense content,’ including flight simulators and actual airplane seats, aimed at enthusiasts who deeply enjoy their stay in the room. However, this time, while still retaining unique elements such as the 3-letter airport codes and cushions, the ‘enthusiast elements’ are relatively subdued. Takaya Kato of JAL’s Mileage & Lifestyle Business Department’s Life & Commerce Business Division, who was responsible for the project, stated that the aim was to ‘stir desires for traveling through cabin-themed guest rooms.’ The initiative introduces ‘JAL-like’ guest rooms at the hotel directly connected to Terminal 3, where international flights arrive and depart, not only for guests to enjoy their stay at the hotel but also to promote domestic and international travel via Haneda Airport.

The accommodation plan starts from 23,350 yen per night for a single guest (when booked for two). Guests can access the hotel’s onsen facility, ‘Tennen Onsen Izumi Tenku no Yu Haneda Airport,’ and receive 70th-anniversary commemorative items such as a tote bag and a neck strap. Although the booking period on the reservation site is until December 31st, according to Naoyuki Murata, Head of Haneda at Sumitomo Realty & Development’s Villa Fontaine, ‘Depending on customer feedback, there may be changes to the offerings.’

▲ The hotel’s onsen facility ‘Tennen Onsen Izumi Tenku no Yu Haneda Airport’ that can be enjoyed as a set

▲ (From left) Kentaro Nakamura, Head of the Life & Commerce Business Division, Mileage & Lifestyle Business Department at JAL, Takaya Kato from the same division, and Naoyuki Murata, Head of Haneda at Sumitomo Realty & Development’s Villa Fontaine

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