Edition Hotels has opened its third hotel in Asia Pacific. And where better than Toranomon?
As if we need incentive to visit the capital of Japan. Apart from being a hub for Asian fashion, culture and business, it’s also home to stalwarts like The Ritz-Carlton and Aman Tokyo, the brand’s first city property. Most recently, the city has added The Edition Tokyo, Toranomon, to its five-star hospitality industry.
The Edition Tokyo, Toranomon recognises the beautiful amalgamation of tradition and modernity in the city, and fully embraces both. It combines the best of the East and West, having been designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma. If the name sounds familiar to you, it’s because he’s the brains behind the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.
The hotel comprises 206 guest rooms and 22 suites, each room offering a view of the Tokyo skyline. In the space-starved city (not unlike Hong Kong), skip the rooms and book a suite. Each is styled with plenty of neutral tones, and fitted with the bare minimal, instead drawing your eyes to what’s outside. That’s not to say comfort takes a back seat though, you’ll find imported linen and Le Labo amenities – both customised for the property.
The offerings aren’t confined to the room, of course. True to its ethos as an ‘urban resort’, The Edition Tokyo, Toranomon has an indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour gym powered by Technogym and a jacuzzi, along with multiple dining venues. If you’re in Tokyo for business and do not have the luxury of time to jet between places, there are four meeting studios you may use.
Whether you’re here for work or pleasure, carve out some time and pay Gold Bar a visit. Artfully designed with hints of white and gold it also features blackened wood finishes inspired by yakisugi, a method of preserving wood. Should you like a view to go with your drink, head to Lobby Bar, a plant-filled space that overlooks the Tokyo Bay and Tokyo Tower. And while you’re at it, consider dining at one of the three restaurants led by Michelin-starred chef, Tom Aikens.
The hotel claims that it captures the essence of the city, which means the time-strapped will get a chance to experience Tokyo without stepping outside the premises. But city explorers will definitely be itching to head out. And here’s the good news: The hotel’s near the Kamiyachō, Roppongi-Itchome and Toranomon stations. This means you’ll have the city at your fingertips, and an oasis to come home to.
The Toyko Edition, Tonanomon
4-1-1 Toranomon, Minato City
Tel: +81 3 5422 1600