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By Zahra Al-Kateb | August 6 2014
Centrally located in the prestigious Marunouchi district, Palace Hotel Tokyo is heir to some of Japan’s most exclusive real estate and has a legacy dating back more than half a century as one of the city’s most iconic hotels. Rebuilt entirely from the ground up, the contemporary interpretation of Palace Hotel Tokyo re-opened with a splash in 2012 as part of a $1.2 billion mixed-use development encompassing 290 guestrooms, 10 restaurants and bars, and Japan’s one and only evian spa. At its stunning and sublimely tranquil moat-side setting across from the Imperial Palace gardens, the award-winning hotel gracefully marries understated luxury, Japanese aesthetics, and the finest Japanese hospitality, presenting guests with an experience of Tokyo rivaled only by its incomparable views.
Total number of rooms in suite: Three
Number of entrances to suite: One plus a service entrance
Number of bathrooms: one full and one half-bath. The master bedroom’s marble-clad en suite bathroom includes a separate window-side shower and Jacuzzi tub for soaking in the uninterrupted views of Tokyo’s skyline.
Suite style: Contemporary chic, by GA Design International
Key selling points: designed as a sophisticated urban residence and available as a one- or two-bedroom unit, this airy suite has a striking floor to ceiling windows and a balcony that overlooks the Imperial Palace Gardens and Tokyo skyline. Leafy motifs that echo the verdant gardens outdoors add to the stylish décor and a formal 10-seat dining table will tempt guests to entertain. A sizeable balcony and window-side soaking tub maximize the vistas, and high-tech amenities abound.
Number of suites in hotel: 12
Director of Global Sales Fumi Yanagihara
Location1-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
At evian SPA TOKYO French savior-faire and Asian therapies set the stage for one of the most refined experiences to be had in the city. Looking out onto the Imperial Palace gardens and moats, the 12,916-square-foot, Alpine-inspired spa encompasses five treatment rooms, a spa suite, a separate men’s and women’s relaxation lounges.
Signature treatment: Vitalizing Signature
Spa Director Kota Hamada
Top Restaurants and Bar
Wadakura: A tribute to four distinct areas of Japan’s celebrated washoku, Wadakura features sushi, tempura, teppanyaki, and kaiseki.
Crown: Posied and refined in its desigm, Crown presents traditional French dine dining served up with innovative culinary aesthetics
The Palace Lounge: By day, kimono-clad staff makes its Japanese-inspired afternoon tea service an exquisite affair. By night, it transforms into a chic live jazz lounge.