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Step Inside The Most Luxurious Japanese Hotel Aman TokyoWednesday 13 March 2019
Step Inside The Most Luxurious Japanese Hotel Aman Tokyo ⇒ Aman Tokyo opened doors on 22 December, 2014 as the first urban hotel of Aman, which embraces 31 resorts and hotels in 20 countries. Meticulously designed to frame their natural settings, each Aman welcomes guests as if to the home of a close friend, instilling a sense of peace and belonging amid some of the most diverse and natural and historical landscapes and Aman Tokyo is no exception. Get into this trip with CovetED and get a sneak peek of one of the most luxurious hotels in Japan.
Aman Tokyo is a stunning urban sanctuary set high above the Japanese capital’s thriving Otemachi district, offering unrivalled views of the Imperial Palace Gardens. The hotel is the embodiment of its location, fantastically dynamic in design, yet resolutely in touch with its traditional Japanese sensibility. Every single one of the 84 rooms from Aman Tokyo has unique layouts, magnificent city views and every contemporary convenience. The hotel draws design inspiration from traditional Japanese residential structures, and this is reflected in the décor of the rooms and suites. Classic Japanese materials such as timbers, washi paper and stone are blended to create great effects with modern technology and luxurious fabrics. Each room and suite has a large furo – a deep soaking tub intrinsic to the Japanese ritual of bathing.
Aman Tokyo: The Design
The harmony of the architecture and design, combined with elements of the local milieu are a classic hallmark of any Aman, and this is no exception. Aman’s sixth property to be designed by Kerri Hills Architects, Aman Tokyo cleverly reveals itself through a series of unique design elements, blending perfectly a mix of traditional Japanese design with contemporary flair. Playing with an abundance of daylight, 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 a subtle interplay of shadow and light – fundamental to its design and ambience.
The centrepiece of the lobby and soaring nearly 30 metres high, is a majestic 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 centre of the building. During the day, it allows diffused sunlight to illuminate the lobby, while in the evenings the ambience evolves via a series of orchestrated lighting scenes.
Beneath the Lantern is the hotel’s inner garden. Celebrating the creative and cultural tradition of Japan is the prominent Ikebana, a disciplined art form in which materials such as living branches, leaves and blossoms are carefully arranged to represent a closeness with nature. This sits atop a calming water feature and is complemented by two traditional Japanese rock gardens. Designed to reflect the feeling of Zen, the rock gardens feature boulders from northern Japan, are minimal in design and intended to calm the mind, drawing it away from everyday concerns towards an appreciation for nature in the raw. The inner garden is surrounded by an engawa, a Japanese term for a wooden space between the garden and living areas in traditional homes.
Dining in Aman Tokyo
In Aman Tokyo, you’ll have at your entire disposal four fine-dining spaces: Arva, an Italian restaurant, Musashi by Aman, a Sushi restaurant, The Café by Aman, a casual French dining, and The Lounge by Aman.
Arva, the Italian restaurant, is located on the 33rd floor and has breathtaking views over the Imperial Palace Gardens and Mount Fuji in the distance. Arva offers bold, creative and heart-warming Italian dishes using the freshest ingredients from Japan, Italy and a bit all around the world. Helming Arva is Chef Masaku Hiraki, with 17 years of culinary experience in Italy. Arva means “cultivated land” in Latin and its philosophy is to embrace the culinary history of Italy which has established flavours in a welcoming and congenial atmosphere. An 8-metre tall cellar is stocked with over 1200 carefully selected wines from all around the world.
In Musashi by Aman, the authentic “Edomae” style sushi is made with the freshest ingredients selected at the fish market by the master sushi chef, as well as the catch of the day flown from various areas in Japan. Experience sophisticated sushi created by the craftsmanship of the master sushi chef, Hiroyuki Musashi and his passion for sushi along with the original sake while appreciating the special pottery and beautiful kiriko glassses.
The Café by Aman offers indoor and outdoor dining with beautiful green views in the daytime and bistro style dinner in the evening. Prepared by Chef Yasuyuki Owaku, casual French fare seasonal ingredients is served for lunch and dinner and crapes, afternoon sweets are for tea time. The outdoor terrace tables are favored specially for a glass of aperitif.
The main area of the 33rd floor under the ceiling with the height of about 30 metres consisted of washi paper, this is the ideal venue for a drink and dining throughout the day and into the night, from the popular afternoon tea set to all day cuisine including selection of Japanese and Asian inspired dishes. An extensive range of drinks are offered including premium Japanese whisky, seasonal cocktails with Japanese ingredients and sake. The window side has the floor-to-ceiling views of the Imperial Palace Gardens and the skyscrapers of Shinjuku subcentre, together with a stylish fireplace and bar counter. Fumoir, a cigar lounge adjoining the bar is dedicated to the cigar lovers with build in humidor and privated bottle locker.
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