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2018/02/15

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Official and popular names decided for the new Minato Mirai MICE facility opening in spring 2020

PACIFICO Yokohama, one of the largest MICE*1 complexes in Japan, is delighted to announce that the official name and popular name of our new adjacent Minato Mirai MICE facility have been decided. The new MICE facility will be developed by Yokohama City and operated by PACIFICO Yokohama (the site is Minato Mirai 21, Central District, Block 20).

Like large-scale banquet halls in advanced MICE facilities overseas, our new MICE facility will have one of the largest multi-purpose halls*2 in Japan, with a capacity to hold parties for 5,000 people. We anticipate that the new facility will contribute to further market expansion in areas such as international and domestic conventions, and large-scale incentive travel.
In the field of hosting international conferences, PACIFICO Yokohama is proud of our top track record in Japan*3, and through this expansion of our business, we look forward to creating even greater economic benefits in the future.

1. Official name
Yokohama Minato Mirai International Convention Center

2. Popular name
PACIFICO YOKOHAMA NORTH
*The popular name was decided through consultationswith Yokohama City, considering features such as theconvenience of integrated use with PACIFICO Yokohama.

 PACIFICO Yokohama
PACIFICO YOKOHAMA NORTH (right, low-rise) and the existing PACIFICO Yokohama (left)
*The high-rise building toward the front right is The Kahala Hotel & Resort Yokohama

 Exterior view of NORTH Multipurpose hall 
Exterior view of PACIFICO YOKOHAMA NORTH The largest multipurpose hall in Japan

Note: These perspective images are based on the latest design plans, so they may differ from the actual building.

 Over view of PACIFICO


PACIFICO YOKOHAMA NORTH – Facility Outline
Location 1-9-2 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City
(Minato Mirai 21, Central District, Block 20)
Number of floors 1 underground floor, 6 floors above ground
Maximum Height 36.2m
Total Floor Area Approx. 47,000 m2
1F
Multi-purpose Hall
Approx. 7,600 m2(Ceiling height is 10m, and the pillar-free space has an effective area of 6,337 m2.)
  • The largest multipurpose hall in Japan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Can be divided into up to 8 sections
  • Maximum capacities according to layout: School: 4,000 persons, Theater: 6,000 persons, Buffet: 5,000 persons, Round tables: 2,300 persons
2F~4F
Meeting Rooms
6,185㎡
  • 42 large, medium-size, and small conference rooms suitable for meetings, seminars, and parties
  • Area 78 - 587 m2 Total 6,185 m2
  • Ceiling height 2.9 - 5.7 m
  • Maximum capacities according to layout: School: 290 persons, Theater: 480 persons, Tables forming a square: 100 persons, Island layout: 280 persons
Regular Parking Space on site for 200 vehicles
Planned Opening Spring 2020
URL http://www.pacifico.co.jp/english/floorguide/north/tabid/620/Default.aspx
Notes Adjacent to our new facility, Resorttrust, Inc. plans to open “The Kahala Hotel and Resort Yokohama.”

*1 About MICE
MICE is a generic term for business events and an acronym which stands for Meeting (corporate meetings), Incentive Travel (incentive, training travels organized by companies), Convention (general assemblies, academic conferences organized by international organizations and academic societies) and Exhibition / Event (exhibitions, trade shows, and events).

*2 Multipurpose hall
This is a carpeted hall, similar to the banquet halls in advanced MICE facilities overseas, that can be used for a variety of purposes.

*3 Based on "International Conference Statistics" issued by JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization).
[NEWS] PACIFICO Yokohama was ranked as the top convention facility in 2015

About Yokohama Minato Mirai International Convention Center

The city of Yokohama is developing facilities through a PFI (Private Finance Initiative) in order to establish itself as an international hub city for MICE. Our company has entered into a contract with the city of Yokohama as a business operator (authorized operator of public facilities based on the PFI law) to run this facility.


Press release
Official and popular names decided for the new Minato Mirai MICE facility opening in spring 2020
*These contents will also be included in a press release from Yokohama City on the same day.