A glance from the wall of windows while lunching in Western restaurant Kazahana lets me spy innumerable school-age electricity players in neighbouring skyscrapers (Dentsu, Panasonic, Nippon TV to name a couple). Nevertheless, it is not only about company: the hotel also overlooks the Tokyo Bay and green oasis Hamarikyu Garden (full with tea home). The glitzy stores of upmarket Ginza will also be a brief walk away, although the Imperial Palace is a cab jump.
Style & personality
Its sleek modern design is peppered with daring sculptures and paintings made by 23 Japanese musicians (do not overlook the wrought abstract painting by artwork doyenne Toko Shinoda — currently obsolete over 100 — hovering over the lobby concierge). A deluxe five-star interpretation of Western minimalism is reflected in the décor of this 290 guestrooms, four restaurants and lounge, all of which are modern yet comfortable.
Service & amenities
Fantastic support isn’t restricted to this bilingual staff that are helpful and well-versed concerning helping new people navigate the town. Organised guests may experience it until their excursion by simply tapping in the Conrad Concierge program — and pre-ordering wake-up calls or picking toiletry products. Mizuki Spa and Fitness is home to an elegant swimming pool and a calm spa having a menu which range from jetlag-zapping aromatherapy massages and curative bamboo body remedies to soaks into a Japanese cypress wood tub.
Rooms are spacious and contemporary, using a fresh palette of neutrals, forests and white and echoes of traditional Japan (from the sumi-e painting design cherry blossom themes, along with tiny birds onto the panels over the bed along with the conventional lantern-inspired light). In authentic Tokyo fashion, city perspectives steal the series through floor-to-ceiling windows. Bathrooms are especially refreshing, using bright white contemporary fixtures, circular glass and mirrors walls for enjoying with an Aromatherapy Associates-infused soak-with-a-view from the freestanding tub.
Food & beverage
Back in Michelin-starred Collage (previously Gordon Ramsay, relaunched under chef Shinya Maeda at 2013), diners are familiar with modern Japanese interpretations of contemporary French cuisine along with skyscraper viewpoints. Next door, team serve up the adventuresome Chinese cuisine (also Michelin-starred) at China Blue, against a stunning décor of miniature blue lamps. Nearby is minimum Kazuhana, (again with epic remarks) in which kimono-clad staff function exquisitely presented Japanese-style banquets. Meanwhile, Cerise is ideal for lighter meals and comfortable breakfast buffets while TwentyEight Bar & Lounge is a favorite for afternoon tea and after-dark cocktails.
Value for cash
Double rooms from #304 (58,600 yen) in low season; climbing to #636 (122,600 yen) at large. Breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
Yes. Space 3012 is handicapped available.
Regardless of the grown-up décor, proliferation of artworks and proliferation of business travelers, yes. Staff are useful, even if dealing with unruly toddlers in pubs, also special baby-friendly toiletries from the rooms.
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