The aftermath of the earthquake in Japan claims its first luxury hotel casualty in Tokyo: Shangri-La Hotel

The Shangri-La Hotel, which only opened its doors in Tokyo in March 2010, is closed until the end of April, at the earliest, as it continues to assess the situation. An average room at the Shangri-La costs around 70,000 yen a night ($863.26), and the majority of its visitors are foreigners, primarily from Asia. The hotel is a stone’s throw from Tokyo Station, the main gateway of the capital. With 200 rooms, the hotel takes up the top 11 floors of Marunouchi Trust Tower Main.The Shangri-La Tokyo’s 300 full time staff are currently on paid leave.