Palace Hotel Tokyo set to open in May

18th Apr 2012
Palace Hotel Tokyo set to open in May

A new 290-room hotel is set to open in Tokyo that will target business and leisure travellers, with ten restaurants and bars, including Michelin starred experiences and the first evian SPA ever to open in Japan. The property will open its doors on May 17.

As the anchor to a USD $1.2 billion mixed-use development, the hotel features 12 categories of accommodation, ranging from deluxe rooms, at 45 to 55 square meters, to suites that start at 75 square meters and extend to 255 square meters.

Rooms feature open-style bathrooms with separate soaking tubs and showers, and open terraces and balconies. This is in addition to complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access, 46-inch LCD TVs and Blue-ray/DVD/CD players.

Uniquely Japanese touches to the rooms include the 300-thread count Imabari bed linens and bath towels from Ehime prefecture, and Maruyama Nori teas manufactured in Tokyo’s Tsukiji district.

“There is only one Tokyo, and there will only be one experience like the Palace Hotel,” said Takashi Kobayashi, the company’s president.


“From the Aji stones at our entrance to the linens in our guest rooms, from the omotenashi at first encounter to the general management, we’re celebrating an unfiltered appreciation of our country’s culture.”

Commenting on the vast selection of cuisine, he added: “Our goal with each of these restaurants is not simply to complement our guests’ accommodation experience but to create several, new dining icons in this city - a constellation of opportunity, if you will.”

The hotel aims to innovate in the spa industry, with the first evian SPA in Japan.Occupying 1,200 square meters of space on the fifth floor, the spa will include five treatment rooms, one spa suite and separate ladies’ and gentlemen’s relaxation lounge form the heart of the city’s most ambitious new spa.

The spa’s menu will encompass treatments themed around celestial restoration, mineral enrichment, precious nourishment and renewed vitality. Products by Omnisens and Anne Semonin will be incorporated throughout.

Beyond the spa, the hotel’s fitness facility is open around the clock, featuring exercise equipment by Technogym and Life Fitness. The hotel’s indoor pool is 20 meters long and three lanes wide, and framed on one side by wall-to-wall windows and an outdoor terrace.


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