The Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo: Japanese splendor
With its superb location in the city’s prestigious financial district, Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo brings contemporary elegance to Nihonbashi, the historical and cultural centre of Tokyo commerce. True to its surroundings, the first Mandarin Oriental hotel in Japan dynamically blends the best of past and future architectural splendor.
Location and Design concept
Overlooking the Imperial Palace garden to the West and Tokyo Skytree to the East, the opulent Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo has direct subway access via Mitsukoshi-mae Station on the Ginza line to all major points of the city. In addition, Tokyo Station, the world-renowned Ginza shopping district, and the Tokyo Stock Exchange are all within 5-10 minutes walking distance.
Also just a stone’s throw from Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is the celebrated ‘Bridge of Japan’ from which Nihonbashi derives its name. At one time, this was the traditional ‘zero-mile marker’ officially designating one’s arrival in the capital.
Japan’s major financial, insurance, and securities firms grew around this landmark, along with many traditional shops, shrines, and galleries. Tokyo International Forum, a convention and performing arts centre, and another landmark itself, is only a five-minute drive, while historical edifices such as the famous Mitsukoshi Department Store and Bank of Japan are just steps away from the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo.
Mandarin Oriental hotels are built on the cornerstone philosophy of ‘Sense of Place’, and created to reflect the very best of the city in which they are located.
The extraordinary design of Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo brings to the historical and cultural district of Nihonbashi a sophisticated, opulent space that reflects the unique Japanese sense of the four seasons and love of nature.
Inspired by the main themes of ‘Woods and Water,’ the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo has been conceived as a single, large, living tree, with the guestrooms as branches.
These themes are expressed using original materials and evocative motifs on everything from wall treatments, carpets, and fabrics, to screens and furniture. In keeping with traditional Japanese aesthetics, no single object has been created to stand alone, rather, all elements come together congruously to form a whole.
Luxurious guest rooms
The 178 oversized guestrooms of Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, which occupies the nine uppermost floors of the Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower, reside within the 30th to 36th floors of the building.
Oversized guest rooms range from 50 to 60 square meters, while the magnificent suites range from 90 to 250 square meters.
The Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo boasts luxurious exceptionally detailed, posh rooms and suites that have been designed to exude harmony and serenity, and to set a contemporary mood that simultaneously reflects Japan’s timeless artisanship. All bathrooms feature three different types of showers (Body, Hand and Rain showers), as well as German-made, stand-alone sunken bathtubs.
All guests are afforded spectacular, sweeping views from some of the largest guestrooms in Japan. East-facing rooms look out over Odaiba, the Sumida River, Tokyo Bay, and the soaring new Tokyo Skytree the word highest free-standing broadcasting tower, while those facing west permit views of the Imperial Palace garden, Ginza, Tokyo Station, and the towering skyscrapers of Shinjuku. On clear days, the majestic, snow-capped Mount Fuji can be seen in the distance.
Our heart-stopper is definitively the Presidential Suite. Exquisitely designed and beautifully furnished, the magnificent Presidential Suite features stunning floor-to-ceiling windows that allow the suite to be flooded with light, while commanding views stretch out over the city.
Furnished with a king-sized bed swathed in Egyptian cotton linens, the large master bedroom also boasts a walk-in wardrobe, while the adjoining spa bathroom features a Jacuzzi bathtub positioned next to the window. Additional accommodation includes a dining room with seating for eight people, a separate study, living room, pantry, hall and powder room, offering a true ‘sense of place’.
Besides its spacious guest rooms, the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo features an oasis-like, fabulously well-appointed award-winning spa, and paradigm setting bar and restaurants situated upon the uppermost floors of the soaring Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower.
If you are planning to discover Japan, the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo will, for sure, give you real pleasure.
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