Marking the luxury boutique group’s debut in Japan, The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon offers a delicate balance between the country’s rich heritage and the brand’s rebellious edge. Set to open its doors on October 20, the property is designed in partnership with renowned architect Kengo Kuma—the man behind Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium.
Inspired by Japan’s revered Buddhist temples and their ceremonial courtyards, the hotel’s two-story lobby is a centralised space for communal gatherings and social interaction. Dining and drinking spots radiate from the lobby like parts of a whole, allowing lines to be blurred between work and play, solitude and socialising.
The property’s dining front is led by Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens, who is making his first foray into the Land of the Rising Sun. Paying homage to the glamour of old Hollywood, the Blue Room is set in sapphire and topaz coloured upholstery for all-day dining in style. Meanwhile, the Jade Room serves Japanese cuisine via a curated menu that highlights the best produce of the seasons. For outdoor dining, consider visiting the Garden Terrace where over 500 lush plants, trees, and shrubs including cherry laurels and Asian bamboo take centerstage.
Drinks can be had at Gold Bar and the Lobby Bar, both featuring cocktails alongside a fine selection of sake. The former is an all-black space accents with white and gold, inspired by the Japanese method of yakisugi where cedar is charred to preserve the wood. The latter overlooks Tokyo Bay and Tokyo Tower for impeccable views.
Zen-like luxury awaits in its 206 guest rooms, including 22 suites and several rooms with private terraces. Featuring a neutral colour palette, the rooms come with white oak and light gray, ivory, and silver textiles to please the senses. For relaxation and wellness, there’s a spa offering healing and beauty treatments with locally-sourced products, a 24-hour gym powered by Technogym, and a swimming pool illuminated by a skylight window above.
Take a close look at the property and you’ll find reverence to the local culture in beautifully subtle ways, from the use of natural materials like walnut, oak, and silk to yamato-bari, a traditional Japanese wood cladding. Located within mixed-use skyscraper Tokyo World Gate, the property offers some of the most stunning views of the landmark Tokyo Tower.
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