This is the first Luxury Collection hotel to open in Tokyo. The hotel is part of the Prince Hotels and Resorts chain, which has two other uber luxe properties in Tokyo, The Prince Park Tower and The Prince Sakura Tower.
What’s it like?
The hotel occupies the seven topmost floors of a swanky 36-storey tower. You enter the hotel through a discreet entrance at the street level and take the elevator up to the breathtaking cavernous lobby, bathed in natural light thanks to the floor to ceiling windows sweeping around the space. The overall look and feel of the hotel is one of pure, unadulterated luxury, perfect for discerning consumers.
Where is it?
The hotel is located in the posh Kioicho neighbourhood. It is a short walk from the trendy neighbourhood of Akasaka, known for its shopping and nightlife. The hotel is directly connected to a public transport system and below the hotel there is a host of shopping outlets and even a supermarket. The main commercial districts of Tokyo are easily accessible from this property.
I stayed in a Club Deluxe room, with access to the club lounge on the same floor. The room was massive and featured a pretty alcove sit-out by the floor to ceiling window, overlooking breathtaking Tokyo views. Everything about the room was luxurious right down to the linen, the iPad control, the exquisite décor and the overall sense of space. What I loved most was the massive marble bathroom with a huge shower and bathtub area, a his and hers vanity area and amenities by Byredo.
Food and drink
The hotel’s bar Sky Gallery Lounge Levita has become quite a trendy spot for locals to hang out, thanks to its great cocktails and even better city views. The Washoku Souten is recommended if you want to appreciate a fine dining Japanese experience. The focus of the menu is on seasonality and finesse of Japanese presentation. Breakfast meetings are best conducted at Oasis Garden, the all-day eatery.
The property has two board meeting rooms, with maximum capacity of 12 persons. This is ideal for a small-sized meeting or conference and can be customised in different configurations.
This property boasts a beautiful indoor pool, with great views of Tokyo city, as well as a 24-hour fitness centre. In addition, there is a sauna and jacuzzi room, perfect for a relaxing evening after a long day at work.
Verdict: Possibly one of the best addresses in Tokyo for modern luxury.
Price: Upwards of ₹33,000/ ¥50,572
Contact: The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, A Luxury Collection Hotel 1-2 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8585, Japan