Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi opens

i By September 1, 2020 No Comments

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi—Four Seasons third property in Japan—began welcoming guests yesterday.

Located in Tokyo’s oldest neighbourhood, just steps away to the Imperial Palace, the 190-key property opened with full compliance to local health and safety guidelines as well as the enhanced Four Seasons global program, Lead With Care.

“We are delighted to welcome guests to the third Four Seasons in Japan, a truly stunning property that reflects Tokyo’s captivating contrast of modern innovation and honoured traditions. In collaboration with our remarkable partners at Mitsui Fudosan Resort Management Co., Ltd., Four Seasons Tokyo at Otemachi will deliver next-generation luxury through its combination of design, service, wellness experiences and culinary artistry by award-winning chefs,” says Christian Clerc, president, Four Seasons Global Operations.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi highlights

The property is housed on the highest floors of the new 39-storey tower designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Inside, lead designer Jean-Michel Gathy of DENNISTON has created spaces inspired by a uniquely Japanese aesthetic and the panoramic views of the city in every direction (on a clear day you can see Mount Fuji) with a modern vibe characterized by clean lines and soft textures, relaxed colour palettes and inspiring artworks and open spaces.

(Top of post) Guestroom with views of Tokyo. (Gallery) 1. Ofuro (Japanese baths) at The Spa. 2. Pigneto restaurant. 3. Guestroom bathroom. 4. The Lounge.

The 170 guestrooms and 20 suites including the lavish 38th-floor Imperial Suite, feature:

  • commissioned artworks by Namiko Kitaura;
  • floor-to-ceiling windows delivering city and sky views;
  • signature Four Seasons’ beds;
  • and spa-like bathrooms.

The top floor of the hotel is home to THE SPA at Four Seasons, a Zen-inspired space with five treatment rooms. Signature rituals available include the transcendent Yakusugi Forest Renewal, and the ultra-advanced Luminous Glow beauty treatment. Additional wellness facilities include steam rooms; ofuro (Japanese baths); a state-of-the-art gym; a 20-metre indoor pool; a vitality pool; and mist chairs.

On the f&b front, the property has four fresh new restaurants and bar concepts, including three spaces envisioned by SPIN Design Studio and several rooftop terraces with panoramic views. Outlets include:

  • Pigneto, an eatery helmed by Chef Yoshihiro Kigawa serving “life of plenty” authentic Italian fare;
  • “est,” the new gastronomic exploration led by Michelin-starred Chef Guillaume Bracaval;
  • VIRTÚ cocktail bar where Paris meets Tokyo with head bartender Joshua Perez;
  • and The Lounge, featuring a menu that includes a contemporary take on afternoon tea presided over by executive pastry chef Yusuke Aoki and the hotel’s tea sommelier.

In addition, the hotel has 14,750 square feet of flexible event space across multiple venues, most of which are located on the directly accessed third floor. Rooms include a naturally-lit Grand Ballroom with 20-foot ceiling, several additional function rooms and outdoor terraces, and on the 39th floor, The Social Room, which is a residential-style venue with skyline views.

Several of the hotel’s restaurants and bars also offer private rooms for business and social events. The Spa is also available for exclusive events.