Aman Goes Urban
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What it is
A skyscraping aerie that accentuates Aman’s trademarks: clean lines, perfect service, heart-stopping views.
What it isn't
Colorful. This is minimalism to the max.
What we think
After planting a stake in some of the globe’s most naturally stunning destinations—from Bhutan to Jackson, Wyoming—Aman’s first major foray into the urban jungle could have been stark. But it’s the opposite, and perfectly suited to Tokyo’s fetish for craftsmanship: a ryokan-calm hideaway of blond woods, washi paper screens and floor-to-ceiling glass for surveying the cityscape. Starting guest rooms are the largest in Tokyo—746 square feet. The spa is, expectedly, a standout: Try the acupressure facial before slipping into the mirror-like 98-foot-long pool overlooking the city.
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Unlike many other options in Tokyo, it feels thoroughly of its place. Note the zen rock garden in the soaring lobby, and tailor-made experiences like samurai etiquette courses.
As sun falls over Mount Fuji, the Restaurant by Aman is cast in surreal pink glow—just as a waiter presents a plate of roasted local venison with chestnuts and truffles. Who needs rose-colored glasses?
Restaurants & Bars
- The Restaurant by Aman - Italian fine dining with panoramic skyline views. Specialties from Veneto region, prepared with local vegetables, meat and seafood.
- The Lounge by Aman - expansive bar lounge and garden designed to resemble the inside of a traditional shoji paper lantern. Cocktails and bites all day and in the evening. Afternoon Tea available.
- The Cafe by Aman - casual French fare. Located at the foot of the hotel building, within the "Otemachi Forest."
The six uppermost stories of Otemachi Tower, in the lively business district of the same name—and literally footsteps from the Imperial Palace, once the biggest fortress on earth.