TOKYO—Located in the financial district of Otemachi, the 84-room Aman Tokyo will open December 22, occupying levels 33-38 of the Otemachi Tower and representing the brand’s first urban concept.
Aman’s sixth property to be designed by Kerry Hill Architects, Aman Tokyo reveals itself through a series of design elements, blending a mix of traditional Japanese design with contemporary elements. Classic Japanese materials, such as Camphor wood, Washi paper and stone, are fused with modern technology and a variety of fabrics and textures to create an interplay of shadow and light.
The centerpiece of the lobby is an architectural feature resembling the interior of a Japanese paper lantern. Created with layers of textured Washi paper and stretched with the Shoji frame, the Lantern rises six floors through the center of the building. During the day, it allows diffused sunlight to illuminate the lobby, while in the evening the ambience evolves via a series of orchestrated lighting scenes.
The Café by Aman will specialize in Mediterranean-inspired fare featuring the hotel’s own signature sake, and will offer lunch and dinner with outdoor seating. On the 33rd level, with floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of the Imperial Palace Gardens and Mount Fuji in the distance, The Lounge by Aman is a venue for a drink or snack. The Restaurant by Aman will offer fine dining based on Mediterranean cuisine, including a selection of Japanese and Asian inspired dishes.
“With the imminent opening of Aman Tokyo, Aman will once again redefine luxury, with its unique focus on privacy, exclusivity, serenity and impeccable personal service” stated CEO Olivier Jolivet. “Our new concept, commencing with Tokyo, perfectly captures the legacy and heritage of Aman and presents it for the first time in an urban setting.”