First Look: Aman Tokyo Prepares to Open in December
Good news for business travelers to Japan: The long-awaited Aman Tokyo is set to open December 22 as the brand's “first city property” on the top six floors of the Otemachi Tower. (We hear the views over the Imperial Palace Gardens are superb.)
The Aman Tokyo will have 84 rooms and suites, an Aman spa with a pool and yoga studio, a cigar lounge, an inner garden, and restaurants that—in a city known for its award-winning dining—are reaching for the (Michelin) stars. (Particularly noteworthy is the walk-in glass wine cellar, stocked with 1,200 bottles.) For private functions, the hotel has five private dining rooms on the 34th floor, overlooking The Restaurant by Aman.
Inspired by traditional Japanese houses, the design by Kerry Hill Architects incorporates classic materials like camphor wood, stone, and Washi paper. The deluxe rooms will be the largest for this room category in Tokyo. A nice touch will be the traditional, Japanese soaking tub (furo) in each room.
For small business functions (think a board-of-directors meeting), the hotel has a business center with two computer stations, a meeting room for six and a Boardroom with seating for 16. The Boardroom also has a 70-inch plasma screen TV for presentations.
Guest rooms can also host small gatherings: The Corner Suites have separate living rooms and dining rooms, complete with a pantry for catered events. The Aman Suites are somewhat larger and have the same facilities as well as top views of the Imperial Palace Gardens and the Tokyo Skytree.