Aman announces the launch of the brand’s first city property: Aman Tokyo.
Aman Tokyo is scheduled to open its doors on Monday 22nd December, 2014. Occupying the top six floors of the recently-built Otemachi Tower, Aman Tokyo is an urban sanctuary high above the atmospheric whirl of tradition and modernity that epitomises Tokyo. Not only marking Aman’s presence in Japan, Aman Tokyo also takes the brand to 27 properties worldwide.
Located in the prestigious financial district of Otemachi, Aman Tokyo presents 84 rooms and suites each with panoramic city views. A peaceful inner garden, and a serene Aman Spa and swimming pool complete the elevated sanctuary. Occupying levels 33-38 of the Otemachi Tower, Aman Tokyo offers scenic views of the Imperial Palace Gardens and surrounding landmarks, as well as easy access to all points of interest in the city including the renowned Ginza shopping district.
Aman’s sixth property to be designed by Kerry Hill Architects, Aman Tokyo cleverly reveals itself through a series of unique design elements, blending perfectly a mix of traditional Japanese design with contemporary flair. Playing with an abundance of daylight, classic Japanese materials such as Camphor wood, Washi paper and stone are fused with modern technology and a variety of fabrics and textures to create a subtle interplay of shadow and light – fundamental to its design and ambience.
Tokyo, with more Michelin stars than any other city, is renowned for its cuisine and Aman Tokyo will add an exciting new dimension to this. On the ground floor and nestled within the 3,600 square metres of the Otemachi Forest, The Café by Aman will specialise in Mediterranean-inspired fare featuring the hotel’s own signature sake, and will offer lunch and dinner with outdoor forest view seating. On the 33rd level, with floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of the Imperial Palace Gardens and towards Mount Fuji in the distance, The Lounge by Aman is a convivial venue for a drink or snack throughout the day and into the night. The Restaurant by Aman will serve gastronomic fine dining based on Mediterranean cuisine including a selection of Japanese and Asian inspired dishes. In addition, the hotel houses an impressive glass fronted walk-in wine cellar. Working with exclusive winemakers from around the world, as well as one of Japan’s most revered sake masters, the cellar is stocked with over 1,200 carefully selected wines.
The hotel is home to a Cigar Lounge, with a built in humidor, and a Resident’s Library, a fundamental element of any Aman, which is lined with books on Japanese art and culture, as well as some Japanese artefacts.
Meticulously designed for both leisure and business travellers, Aman Tokyo’s 84 rooms and suites are spacious and modern, drawing inspiration from the Japanese aesthetic. Each room and suite has a large furo, a deep soaking tub and a core part of the Japanese ritual of bathing.
Facing the Imperial Palace Gardens, Deluxe Rooms at 71 square metres are the largest entry-level rooms in the city. With large foyers and spacious bathrooms, Premier Rooms look towards the Tokyo Skytree®, the tallest building in Japan, while the Suites, starting at 141 square metres, feature spacious open-plan living rooms and pantries. Corner Suites provide panoramic views from the corners of the building, and Aman Suites are the largest at 157 square metres, offering an abundance of space and spectacular views.
Extending over two floors, the wellness facilities cover 2,500 square meters and include an Aman Spa with eight treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre, a Yoga studio, a Pilates Studio equipped with the latest apparatus and a 30-metre swimming pool stretching across the skyscape. Facilities include steam rooms and traditional Japanese hot baths.
For further information and reservations please visit: www.amantokyo.com or call (+94) 11 203 5700. Dining for non-resident guests is by reservation only until mid-February via (+81) 35 224 3339.