Tokyo, Japan – Reported by Donovan Longo for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Palace Hotel Tokyo is new to the luxury hotel scene but is already making a splash. Opened in May 2012 the Palace Hotel Tokyo redefines the fine art of Japanese hospitality. Celebrating the country’s rich culture, guests will encounter an unparalleled experience of Japan. Now only four months after opening their doors, Palace Hotel Tokyo has established itself as a much sought-after culinary destination.
“Most hotels endeavor to have at least one widely talked about signature restaurant,” said Executive Director & General Manager, Masaru Watanabe. “What we’ve established at Palace Hotel Tokyo is a constellation of restaurants, each a new beacon for diners intent on experiencing some of the most sophisticated cuisine of its class in Japan.”
Palace Hotel Tokyo has a total of ten restaurants and bars. While the hotel caters to its Japanese culture and cuisine, guests can also experience the fine dining cuisine of France thanks to Patrick Henriroux. Henriroux has laid claim to two-star status for the past decade for La Pyramide in Vienne, France, and is now collaborating with the hotel on Crown, the hotel’s fine dining French restaurant. Bringing French cuisine to Tokyo has been built for years, this lavish fusion of cuisine and cultures will continually be refreshed with periodic exchange visits between the culinary team in Vienne and their counterparts in Tokyo.
Another beacon of the hotel is the signature restaurant of Palace Hotel Tokyo. Wadakura can be viewed as the gem of Japanese cuisine. Wadakura is a multifaceted luxurious dining experience where guests can enjoy tempura fresh from the famous Tsukijji Fish Market at Tatsumi; an exclusive six seat bar. If you are not in the mood for fish, try out GO, where you can taste the finest Japanese beef grilled specially for you on teppanyaki grills. At Sushi Kanesaka, Kanesaka is sharpening the reputation of a venue to rival his own Michelin two-star eatery in Ginza. And if guests can still not satisfy their taste buds, the main dining room presents other Japanese favorites such as sukiyaki and shabu-shabu alongside seasonal kaiseki-style chef’s tasting menus.
Another option for jet-setting food lovers is Amber Place, where Old World China is displayed through a world of antique wood paneling and deep amber colors. A team of seasoned chefs in Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisines create a dining experience that is unlike anything else.
If guests are looking for a more intimate meal, Palace Hotel Tokyo offers a number of other wine-and-dine opportunities. Found in the grandiose main lobby is the Grand Kitchen where diners can experience an open-air kitchen. Lounge Bar Privé offers a chic, intimate dining and lounging experience. Located on the sixth floor, guests can take in views of the city skyline and the Imperial Palace gardens. Palace Hotel Tokyo also offers a lofty, welcoming Palace Lounge. Adorned with a luxurious fireplace, guests can sip cocktails or Japanese-style afternoon tea in this inviting and beautiful space.
If the Lounge Bar Privé is too personal for your taste, wander into the Royal Bar where deep leather alcoves and dark wood paneling create a classic 1960’s atmosphere. Indulge in top shelf liquors and some of the world’s finest cigars.
Palace Hotel Tokyo offers both a luxurious stay for guests and a lavish experience for diners. Experience the culinary journey and all the majestic tastes Japan has to offer.