There are countless luxury hotels around the world and although they might be remarkable in a number of ways, whether it be service, comfort, facilities, with grand, modern, or historic features, there’s only a handful that we’d intentionally seek out to experience. Once such hotel is the Aman Tokyo—a serene and exceptionally minimalist hotel at the heart of the financial district. Taking over the top six floors of Otemachi Tower, Aman takes an understated yet luxurious approach to hospitality that makes it an urban retreat quite unlike anywhere else.
Designed by Kerry Hill Architects, Aman Tokyo cleverly reveals itself through a series of unique design elements, beautifully blending traditional Japanese design with contemporary elegance. Featuring Japanese materials such as camphor wood, washi paper, and stone, they are fused with modern technology and a variety of fabrics and textures to create a subtle interplay of shadow and light, giving the rooms a warm and even homely feel. A particular highlight of the rooms is the bathroom with a traditional furo soaking tub nestled right next to the window.
The centrepiece however, is the striking 30-metre swimming pool flanked by generously-spaced double daybeds, ideal for passing a few hours with a book or simply gazing at the magnificent skyline. Changing rooms feature steam rooms, traditional Japanese and Western showers, and hot Japanese baths.
The spa philosophy at Aman embraces a holistic approach to wellness through movement, treatments and therapies, relaxation, and nutrition. The wellness traditions of Japan—from Zen philosophy and meditation, to Kampo—all acknowledge that nature and balance are key factors in maintaining good health. Aman Tokyo draws on this understanding and offers something unlike so many others.
Kerry Hill Architects has gifted us an extraordinary hotel design and Aman has crafted an extraordinary hotel experience.