Sunday, January 9, 2011
The Seahawk Hotel in the Hawkstown area of Fukuoka was until recently owned by JAL, the national airline. As part of the companies bankruptcy restructuring they had to sell off all their hotels, so now it is owned by Hilton.
With more than 1,000 rooms it was the biggest hotel in Japan, but that is now one in Tokyo, though it comprises 3 separate towers.
There are 34 floors above ground, rising to a height of 143 meters.
It was built in 1995 and designed by Cesar Pelli.
The hotel is way out of my price range, but it does have a fantastic atrium that I went in, so will post on that on my next architecture post.