When travel recommences, you’ll probably want to escape somewhere inspiring and indulgent but also want to stick close to home. Fortunately, the new Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi opens in September.
So, we missed out going to Tokyo for the Games this year and while it’s hoped things will be back to normal in time for the world’s biggest sports event next year, it’s still a shame. However, the September opening of the new Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi, the city’s second Four Seasons property, is the perfect restrictions-dependent excuse to slip away to Japan’s vibrant capital for a weekend. Think of it as a pre-Games recon.
Topping a new 39-storey tower overlooking the Imperial Gardens, and with sensational east-meets-west lines by local design studio Spin and acclaimed designer Jean-Michel Gathy of award-winning firm Denniston, the new Four Seasons hotel will feature just 190 guest rooms and suites, each boasting works by photographer Namiko Kitaura and linens by fashion icon Issey Miyake.
In addition to a new spa, home to five treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, a vitality pool, and traditional Japanese ofuro soak tubs, the hotel is also set to be a new dining destination in the city.
Helmed by executive chef Marco Riva, outlets will include Est, serving the French cuisine and Japanese precision of Michelin-starred chef Guillaume Bracaval; relaxed Italian restaurant Pigneto, which will feature show kitchens and a spectacular outdoor terrace; Virtù, a new cocktail divan that harps of Old World Paris; and The Lounge, where afternoon tea is given a Japanese twist.
You’ll also be close to the action of the city, with Tokyo’s financial district close at hand, and the hotel’s namesake Otemachi Station, one of the city’s largest subway hubs, accessable firectly from the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyp at Otemachi.
Because you never know where your recon takes you.
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