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By Chris | January 26 2007
Sumptuous beds, spectacular views and service beyond compare – choose from our stunning selection of luxury hotels
Set in the striking contemporary setting of the glass tower of the prestigious Pacific Century Palace, the Four Seasons in Marunouchi offers amazing views of the city.
Guests receive a highly personalized service for the entirety of their stay and enjoy the use of the luxuriously-appointed spa.
Why we love it: Consisting of a king-size bedroom, separate living area and dining area, which seats up to ten, the chairman’s suite is the perfect venue for business gatherings and private dinner parties. The well-furnished living room is also equipped with the latest home entertainment and communication devices. The room features wall-to-wall triple-glazed glass windows – which creates a virtually silent space and a sense of openness, contemporary décor, leather canopies and Japanese-lacquered doors and table tops.
+81 3 5222 7222
Pacific Century Palace, 1-11-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Situated on the top 14 floors of the Shinjuku Park Tower, the sophisticated Park Hyatt offers sweeping views of the city and Mount Fuji.
In the heart of the city’s vibrant business and entertainment district the hotel offers an unparalleled level of comfort and a personalized service. It features access to a private art collection, acclaimed restaurants and renowned spa and fitness center, Club on the Park.
Why we love it: The presidential suite offers a perfect place in which to relax, do business or entertain. The private butler, marble bath, grand piano and stunning panoramic views of the city makes this one of the most classy and elegant suites in the whole of Tokyo. In the bathroom you’ll find a spa tub, sauna and rain shower to enjoy and the master bedroom includes two king-size beds with down duvets. For your entertainment needs there is a 50 inch plasma television and CD library. There is also a separate study area with all the equipment necessary to conduct business.
Philippe Roux-Dessarps, General Manager
+81 3 5322 1234
3-7-1-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku
With its superb location in the city’s prestigious financial district, the award-winning Mandarin Oriental brings contemporary elegance to Nihonbashi, the historical and cultural center of Tokyo commerce.
True to its surroundings, it dynamically blends the best of past and future architectural splendor. There are 157 spacious rooms and 21 suites all with access to an oasis-like, award-winning spa, paradigmsetting bar and Michelin-star restaurants.
Why we love it: The rooms are vast – the versatile layout allowing for one or two bedrooms – with the master bedroom offering 350 square feet of space and a sizeable walk-in wardrobe. The bathroom is your private spa with water treatments that can invigorate or relax. A separate study, living area, dining room, pantry, hall and powder room ensure that you will, be comfortable making this your home for an extended stay. The decor is infused with hints of Japanese culture with original fabrics and textiles created by master artisans, such as a wall-mounted Isegata kimono pattern collection and cherry blossom arranged in vases next to the wall-to-ceiling windows.
+81 3 3270 8800
Pacific Century Place, 1-11-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Located in the heart of Tokyo Midtown, in the city’s tallest building, The Ritz-Carlton sits at the core of Roppongi, the city’s entertainment, diplomatic and design-related business hub.
Featuring 248 guest rooms, including 36 suites and club level rooms, the hotel offers panoramic vistas, award-winning cuisine, and an unrivaled guest experience. For relaxation, the hotel offers Spa & Fitness by ESPA with the ultimate in pampering, rejuvenation and restorative experiences. The spa features an indoor pool, dry sauna, steam sauna, nine spa treatment rooms, one spa suite and a fitness studio.
Why we love it: Located on the top floor in the city’s tallest building, the Ritz-Carlton Suite offers panoramic views stretching from Shinjuku’s skyscraper district to the Imperial Palace’s outer gardens. It provides every comfort and convenience, including a marble bath and rain shower, Frette linen, a 40-inch Sony television with DVD player, access to The Ritz-Carlton club lounge for dedicated concierge service, round-the-clock food and beverage offerings, and an extra measure of privacy and security.
Mr Francois Cnockaert, General Manager
+81 3 3423 8000
9-7-1, Akasaka, Minato-ku
Shangri-La is one of the capital’s finest luxury hotels.
It is conveniently located next to Tokyo Station and can provide an escort to and from platforms – an example of the Shangri-La’s unique brand of luxury hospitality and service. As well as the very finest facilities and amenities, guests can experience breathtaking views from six exclusive suites at the very top of the impressive Marunouchi Trust Tower, which overlooks the Imperial Palace or Tokyo Bay. It’s also in the perfect spot for some retail therapy as it is surrounded by the most popular shopping areas.
Why we love it: The Presidential Suite, offering the hotel’s very finest accommodation, is elegantly appointed with space, freedom and total comfort in mind. A concierge service and special facilities can be enjoyed through the Horizon Club Lounge, which also provides a wide selection of newspapers, magazines and books as well as a sumptuous club breakfast. The suite features a view of Tokyo’s Imperial Palace and, on a clear day, guests can also enjoy a beautiful sunset with the silhouette of Mount Fuji.
Jens Moesker, General Manager
+81 3 6739 7888
Marunouchi Trust Tower, Main, 1-8-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Located in Tokyo’s financial center of Marunouchi, the elegant and beautifully-designed Peninsula Hotel can be found opposite the Imperial Palace and a few-minutes’ walk from the classy shopping area of Ginza.
This stylish hotel, featuring 267 thoughtfully-designed rooms and 47 suites, offers its guests every convenience and the latest technology to make staying here nothing but a pleasurable experience. There is an exciting range of dining options and a luxurious spa and fitness center that includes a thermal suite with crystal steam rooms.
Why we love it: The largest suite of any luxury hotel in Tokyo, the Peninsula Suite offers the height of luxury to its guests – and as it is situated on the 23rd floor with an outdoor balcony, it provides stunning views of the Imperial Palace Gardens and Hibiya Park. Featuring a spacious dining room, living area and grand piano, study, master bedroom and oversized marble bathroom you will enjoy high-end living. But the luxury doesn’t end there, when you stay in this suite the hotel’s custom Audi R8, fitted out with beige nappa leather and the hotel’s logo and gold pin stripe, is also at your disposal.
Malcolm Thompson, General Manager
+81 3 6270 2888
1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku
Hotel Seiyo Ginza is located in the heart of the Ginza district of Tokyo.
At the crossroads of the financial and fashion districts, this is a perfect place for both business and leisure. Although the hotel’s 77 rooms are designed differently, each offers the most spacious baths in Japan, separate showers, vanity areas and walk-in closets. A personal concierge and butler service is provided as is access to an exclusive members’ bar for hotel guests. There are three restaurants, with the choice of French, Italian or Japanese cuisine, as well as a cake shop, which offers an exquisite selection of unique and freshly-made pastries, chocolates and cookies.
Why we love it: The Seiyo Ginza Premier suite features coordinated interiors and modern facilities to make any stay enjoyable and is popular with both Hollywood stars and businessmen. It has a spacious bathroom with separate bath and shower. All mattresses are designed by Sealy Posturepedic and feature the latest orthopedic technology to make them as comfortable as possible. Room technology includes individual climate and humidity controls, faxing, high-speed internet access, a minibar and entertainment system.
Lloyd Nakano, General Manager
+81 3 3535 1111
1-11-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku