In the heart of Tokyo’s bustling metropolis, where skyscrapers and neon lights paint the sky, lies a hidden oasis. Meg from Team O recently stayed at Aman Tokyo, and from the moment the elevator opened up to the 33rd floor of Otemachi Tower, it was clear that her experience here would be one of luxury and serenity and I am happy to share a detailed review of her stay!
Discovering Zen Amidst the City Pulse
Aman Tokyo occupies the uppermost six floors of the Otemachi Tower. Unlike other Aman properties, this location is nestled within the city’s bustling business district rather than offering guests its infamous resort atmosphere. However, masterful execution of design transforms the unexpected location into a serene escape that perfectly marries urban energy with a quiet retreat. The hotel’s public areas incorporate a Japanese aesthetic with a minimalist design that is all too familiar to Aman regulars.
A Perfect Location
Our clients love the location because of its close connection to several modes of public transit and the famous Imperial Gardens. Connected to the five-line Otemachi subway station, Aman Tokyo ensures convenient exploration of the city. Also close to Tokyo Station, it offers easy access to Japan’s bullet train network. Haneda Airport, a 40-minute drive away, caters to domestic and international travelers, while Narita Airport, a 60-minute drive, handles international flights. One-way transportation (via taxi or rickshaw) from Tokyo Station to the hotel is complimentary. Our Hotel Plus team can help arrange any further transportation needs.
Stepping into the ground-floor reception, Meg was cordially welcomed before being escorted to the 33rd-floor lobby where she was greeted with welcome drinks and a cold towel. The 33rd floor is home to most of the hotel’s common areas, including the restaurants, cigar lounge, and bar. Arguably one of the most stunning hotel lobbies we’ve seen, this space, with its soaring ceilings and vast windows, painted an awe-inspiring panoramic portrait of the city. On particularly clear days, Mount Fuji graced Meg with its distant presence. Amidst this urban tableau, an interior garden of traditional trees and flowers harmonized the ambiance, drawing the outside world in. Japanese art fills the hotel walls and it’s easy to become mesmerized by it. There is also a hotel library reserved exclusively for guests and features a cigar lounge that sells exclusive cigars from around the world. While the hotel lobby is open to the public, it never became busy enough to interfere with any part of Meg’s stay.
The City’s Most Spacious Accommodations
With a total of 84 rooms and suites, Aman Tokyo boasts an exclusive atmosphere spread across floors 35 to 38 and starting at 764 square feet, offers the largest entry-level rooms out of all accommodations in Tokyo. This high vantage point provides an elevated sense of privacy and the hotel’s tucked-away location offers a refuge in the heart of a bustling city.
Each room showcases sunken living and sleeping spaces, expertly designed to ensure that the breathtaking views outside the windows can be enjoyed from any angle within the room. Deluxe rooms can vary in their views with the best options facing the Imperial Palace and Gardens.
The bath area, partitioned by sliding shoji screen panels, features a large vanity, a rejuvenating shower, and a traditional ofuro bath (complete with bathing salts and a wooden bucket and stool for cleansing before you soak). Heated floors, aromatherapy toiletries, and yukata robes provided an added layer of comfort, while privacy shades offered seclusion when desired.
Pro Tip: The rooms are categorized into 3 types of Suites and 4 types of Signature Suites. Corner Suites have great dual views and come with separate living and dining areas. Aman Suites are the largest accommodation option and also come with larger baths.
An Urban Oasis for Wellness Enthusiasts
Aman Tokyo’s dedication to wellness is showcased through its expansive facilities. The hotel’s spa, spanning a remarkable 2,500 square meters over two floors, is the largest and most comprehensive hotel spa in Tokyo. It also earned a spot in Virtuoso’s article, “Five Urban Spas Taking Things Up a Notch”. Eight treatment rooms, adorned with dressing areas, treatment zones, bathrooms, steam showers, and relaxation corners, offer a variety of therapies that harmonize with Japan’s natural cycles. Throughout the year, treatments and herbal formulas are catered to meet the needs of the season. The 30-meter heated indoor pool, yoga and pilates studio, large indoor gym, and traditional Japanese bath further emphasize the hotel’s wellness-focused philosophy.
With four extraordinary dining venues on-site, Aman Tokyo becomes a culinary mecca. From immersive dining adventures to indulgent afternoon teas, visitors journey through a diverse array of flavors that beautifully complement the hotel’s serene ambiance.
A Testament to Aman’s Legacy
Aman Tokyo lives up to the brand’s legacy of minimalism, nature, seclusion, and luxury. The hotel offers a unique blend of Japanese aesthetics and minimalist design. The public areas seamlessly incorporate traditional Japanese elements while maintaining the sleek and modern atmosphere that Aman is known for.
While many Aman properties are found in secluded settings, Aman Tokyo breaks the mold with its central location in the city’s business district. Despite this, the hotel’s meticulous design ensures an atmosphere of serenity.
As an Aman Virtuoso partner, book your stay using our complimentary booking tool to receive exclusive perks including:
- Upgrade on arrival (STA)
- Daily Breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom
- $100 USD hotel credit
- Early Check-In / Late Check-Out (STA)
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Current Promotion: Enjoy an additional $150 Hotel Credit per stay by booking 3 nights or more. You must book your stay and travel before September 15, 2023, in order to redeem this offer. Contact our team for more details.
A 5-Star Stay
In the heart of Tokyo’s busy streets, Aman Tokyo is a wellness retreat that harmonizes luxury and tranquility. It’s an escape where minimalist design meets Japanese aesthetics, inviting guests to discover serenity amidst the city’s vibrancy. For those seeking a peaceful sanctuary in the heart of Tokyo, Aman Tokyo promises an unforgettable experience of Zen-inspired luxury.
In our expert opinion, this Aman, the largest to date, is a renowned and special place that is best left to leisure travelers. Business travelers may find the layout and in-room setup to be less conducive to productivity.
Aman Residences in Tokyo are also set to open sometime in 2023.
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