Aman Resorts’ first urban hotel overlooks central Tokyo

Occupying the top six floors of the Otemachi Tower, Aman Tokyo combines traditional Japanese style with contemporary luxury.

Though known for their remote locations and affinity for scenic natural vistas, Aman Resorts have moved into the urban landscape with Aman Tokyo, their first location within a city. The latest in Aman’s portfolio of 26 properties, it is situated near the heart of Tokyo in the affluent Otemachi district; perched on the levels 33 to 38 of the recently built Otemachi Tower, its 84 rooms and suites offer staggering views over Tokyo’s sprawling city skyline

The centerpiece of the hotel’s lofty lobby and reception area is Lantern, a 30 meter high installation echoing the interior of a Japanese paper lantern. Rising through the centre of the hotel’s six floors, its Washi paper walls allow diffuse sunlight to trickle into the lobby throughout the day and are illuminated with atmospheric lighting into the night. The hotel garden, features a minimal zen garden and pool designed in the tradition of Ikebana

The use of line and balance, and the exquisite timber craftsmanship, give Aman Tokyo’s guest rooms an undeniably Japanese feel. Designed by Kerry Hill Architects, their lightness contributes to a greater feeling of luxury, with more explicitly Japanese elements.

Each room has a large furo; a deep, soaking tub and a core of Japanese rituals of bathing.

The Restaurant by Aman serves gastronomic fine dining with a Mediterranean flavour, as well as a selection of Japanese and Asian-inspired dishes, and boasts a cellar stocking over 1200 wines and some of the finest sake in the world.

Though Aman Tokyo’s Deluxe Rooms are the largest entry-level rooms in the city, occupying 71 sqm of floor space, the hotel’s Corner Suites are the grandest on offer. Situated at the corners of the building, there are over double the size of the Deluxe Rooms and offer panoramic views of the city.

The rooms’ large, serene bathrooms continue the color and texture palette of cool stone, sandy timber and pale screens.

A 30 meter swimming pool occupies a section of the Aman Tokyo’s expansive wellness center, which covers three floors of the hotel.

Source: Vogue.com 

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