Aman Tokyo (アマン東京)
Located on the top six floors of the new 38-story Otemachi Tower, Aman Tokyo is Aman Group's first urban hotel, which wonderfully represents the Aman's motto - peace, security, safety, shelter, protection.
Aman Tokyo is as luxurious as Aman's other properties, the ultra-stylish interiors with a Zen twist, as well as a breathe-taking view of the skyline and overall an impeccable staycation experience, Aman Tokyo stole my heart away. It is such a tranquil urban escape in one of the world's most busiest cities.
Aman Tokyo is a monument to the modern-day Japanese capital, a place where urban dynamism is tempered with serenity.
Aman Tokyo was designed by Kerry Hill, a long time Aman design collaborator of Aman Group. The designing was inspired by a Japanese paper lantern. Stepped into the main lobby, a 98-foot-high ceiling with floor-to-ceiling windows greeted us, surrounded by imposing black basalt walls, pale wood doors and the Japanese rice paper ceiling . The water features and Japanese Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arrangement) perfectly enhanced the definition of Zen. This magnificent design sets up the atmosphere throughout all the 84 guests rooms which includes 32 suites.
Aman Tokyo is definitely generous about the in-room space as well. Among the six types of room - Deluxe, Deluxe Place Garden View, Premier, Suite, Corner Suite and Aman Suit, from small to large, less expensive to more expensive. I stayed at the Premier room with a view of the Nihonbashi/Ginza's skyline, as well as the Tokyo Skytree. The entry-level room space is around 71 sqm up to 157 sqm at the Aman Suit, the medium-sized Premier room (80sqm) is just perfect for an escape for my liking. It is big, but i never feel any space was unnecessary.
The room affords a large King bed in the middle of the room, facing the floor-to-ceiling window with a astonishing view. Two large wardrobes are situated behind the bed as well as the working table which allows you to enjoy the city view. Like most Aman Tokyo Junkies, my favorite corner inside the room is the flat-lay sofa by the window. The peaceful inside the room makes feel like clouds in the sky.
All the utilities inside the room were well-mantained. All the drinks and snacks were free. Among the selection of drinks in the fridge, my favorite was Aman's juices, including orange and grapefruit juice. We were also welcomed with some chocolates and berries.
Long wash basin with two sinks, heated floors and toilet seats, a rain shower, and a luxuriously Japanese bathtub with a stunning view from the French window granted a wonderful stay with Aman Tokyo. The traditional onsen utilities are also served by the bathtub.
There are two restaurants inside the hotel, both offering top-notch food at the lobby floor, with a views of greensof the manmade Otemachi Forest . The Restaurant by Aman on the lobby floor ensures a fine dining experience by serving Italian-infused Western food. Cafe by Aman offers casual western food, it is also one of the hottest destinations for afternoon tea in town.
Since i was on a food trip, thus i didn't manage time to try the restaurants. But i will never missed the in-room breakfast in such an amazing hotel. The breakfast menu includes a variety of breakfast courses such as Continental, American, Mediterrian, Korean, Chinese, and of course, Japanese. I get used to start my day with a healthy breakfast without any animal proteins, so continental is always the best choice for me. The set includes a fresh green salad, assorted fruits, low-fat yogurt, a nourishing spreads of breads which was freshly toasted by the table, as well as a cup of juice, a shot of green vegetables, and a cup of coffee.
I didn't have a lot of experience with Aman Hotels, but i'm quite sure you will be prepared to be the next 'Aman Junkie' after your stay with Aman Tokyo. Pure luxury, peaceful, and enjoyment with such a luxurious hotel was quite unforgettable. I cannot wait to looking for my next stay with Aman Group in a short furute. On top of my wish list : Amanemu.
Address:The Otemachi Tower, 1-5-6 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004, Japan
Tel: +81 03 5224 3333
Price: Minimum JPY 12,000 (USD 1050)