Location: Spread across the top six floors of the Otemachi Tower in Tokyo’s financial district, this lofty hotel presents city superb views and is just steps from Tokyo Station and Ginza shopping district.
History: This newly built-hotel is the first ever ‘city’ hotel from the luxurious Aman Resorts, a group that has over two dozen resorts in their portfolio spread across four different continents.
Services: The wealth of services here all take advantage of the stunning views, whether you’re treating yourself to a massage in the spa, enjoying fine Mediterranean cuisine in the 33rd floor restaurant or doing laps in the infinity pool.
Since its opening at the end of 2014, Aman Tokyo has been one of the most talked-about luxury hotels in the city. The most striking thing about it is its location; spread across the top six floors of a 40-storey tower in the Otemachi business district, the panoramic views are simply incredible. What’s more, all of the 84 rooms and suites take full advantage of the lofty position with floor-to-ceiling windows letting light in during the daytime, while also framing the breathtaking lit-up cityscape at night. Aman Tokyo has also received praise for its impressive interiors, which have been inspired by minimalistic design, including the use of camphor wood, washi paper and stone surfaces throughout the rooms as well as traditional Japanese facilities such as large ‘furo’ baths. Situated on the 33rd floor, both guests and non-guests can enjoy the fine Mediterranean food at the hotel’s signature restaurant, not forgetting more of those incredible views across Tokyo stretching as far as the Imperial Palace Gardens and Mount Fuji in the distance. Elsewhere, there is a spa, enclosed garden area, swimming pool, wine cellar, cigar lounge and a whole host of other facilities to keep guests entertained.
Aman Tokyo has a total of 84 stunning rooms and suites to choose from, each one unique in design and featuring plenty of traditional Japanese materials and luxurious floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking downtown Tokyo.
These 764-square-foot rooms are the largest entry level rooms you’ll find anywhere in Tokyo. Facing the Imperial Palace Gardens, the views are simply incredible and guests can wind back in separate furnished living area.
At 861 square feet, these Premier Rooms offer a little bit of extra space compared to Aman’s Deluxe rooms, and feature a spacious foyer and a sizeable bathroom with more of those city views to be enjoyed.
Aman Tokyo’s suites are a minimum of 1,500 square feet, meaning there is ample space for the large, minimalistic bedrooms, as well as an expansive living room, dining area, pantry and huge bathrooms with traditional ‘furo’ deep soak baths.
Alongside a long list of excellent fitness facilities (such as a yoga room, gym and swimming pool), Aman Tokyo also has an enormous spa offering a range of traditional and contemporary treatments in well-equipped rooms overlooking the city from above.
For some exercise, head to the well-equipped fitness room which contains modern cardiovascular machines and free weights. Afterwards, guests can relax in one of the steam rooms and traditional Japanese hot baths – or even do a yoga session in the designated Yoga & Pilates Studio.
Aman’s gorgeous pool is indoors, which means you can take a dip in comfort whatever the weather. The impressive panoramic windows allow plenty of light to flood inside during the day too.
Covering nearly 27,000 square feet, Aman’s enormous spa offers a range of traditional Japanese therapies alongside a flexible list of other treatments inspired by contemporary reflexology techniques. There are eight different rooms in total and each one has its own private dressing room, shower and bathroom.
This newly-built hotel has gone for quality rather than quantity when it comes to dining, with the main ‘The Restaurant by Aman’ being the go-to spot for fine dining with a view. Smaller venues for lighter bites include an on-site cafe, cigar lounge and private dining rooms for special occasions.
Perfect for special occasions or business events, Aman Tokyo has five separate dining rooms on the 34th floor, each one overlooking the expansive dining room downstairs.
The Cafe by Aman boasts some lovely green surroundings and you can sit either inside or outside on the cute alfresco terrace. Just like the hotel’s main restaurant, the food here is Mediterranean and serves both for lunch and dinner. (Opening spring 2015)
Sweeping city views can be enjoyed from this sophisticated spot; located on the reception level of the hotel, this is the place to come to sip cocktails concocted by in-house mixologists, or indulge in the range of Japanese snacks served throughout the day.
The hotel’s signature restaurant serves delectable Mediterranean cuisine during both lunch and dinner time. The whole space on the 33rd floor oozes class and sophistication, with minimalist touches and the panoramic views keeping the atmosphere light and informal.