Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, has completed a comprehensive renovation of its guestrooms and suites to create new levels of luxury.
The makeover of all 179 spacious guestrooms and suites draws on Japan’s rich culture, to provide guests with a strong “sense of place”.
Japanese craftmanship has been combined with the latest technology to ensure a thoroughly contemporary experience.
Renowned textile designer Reiko Sudo and art director Ryu Kosaka have transformed the guestrooms and suites, and built on the existing ‘woods and water’ interior design theme.
Jeffrey Wilkes has acted as principal interior designer for the Presidential Suite, which is the largest and most luxurious suite in the hotel.
“We are delighted with the completion of this significant rooms renovation, which reflects the beauty of Japanese design aesthetics and superb craftsmanship,” said Paul Jones, general manager of Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo.
“We look forward to welcoming guests to this luxurious new experience,” he added.
Bespoke fabrics and furnishings representing the woodlands and the changing seasons, have been incorporated throughout, with autumn leaf colours of gold, orange and purple and blooming springtime wisteria and sakura patterns embroidered onto headboards.
All accommodation has also been equipped with the latest internet protocol television, which allows for content to be viewed on both Apple and Android devices on 49-77-inch screens, offering high-quality picture and sound.
To honour the hotel’s location in Nihonbashi, an area that is closely connected to the culture of the Kimono, Reiko Sudo has used locally produced fabrics in all suite and guestroom interiors.
“Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, which opened its doors in 2005, is the only hotel in the world to feature textiles from various Japanese origins under the theme of ‘woods and water,’” said textile designer Sudo.
“By expanding on this theme we have created a serene and tranquil environment that reflects Japan’s vast meadows, deep forests and exhilarating hills.”