Tokyo, Japan – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Located in Tokyo’s Marunouchi district, one of Japan’s most anticipated houses of slumber has opened in a stunning moat-side setting near the Imperial Palace. The Palace Hotel Tokyo, a luxury 290-room reincarnation of the original Palace Hotel, which opened in 1961, is the result of a US$1.2 billion investment and promises to be a new icon of the city’s hotel and dining scene. Described as an unfiltered appreciation of Japanese culture, the luxurious property offers guest rooms and suites boasting open-style bathrooms with soaking tubs, top-of-the-line technology, remarkable views of the Imperial Palace Gardens and interiors by Terry McGinnity. Many suites, including the extravagant 2,745-square-foot, two-bedroom Palace Suite (about US$8,810 a night), also feature open terraces and balconies, as well as unique Japanese touches, including bath towels from Imabari and delicate Maruyama Nori teas from Tokyo’s Tsukiji district. Be sure to visit the sushi bar at two-Michelin-star chef Shinji Kanesaka’s restaurant or chill out in the 12,916-square-foot Evian Spa Tokyo.