New Four Seasons Set for Tokyo Opening

Soaring above the centre of Tokyo, with panoramic views of the Imperial Palace, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi is set for its September opening.

Housed within the top six floors of a new, 39-storey tower by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Four Seasons at Otemachi is both a restful haven for travellers and a magnet for the city’s sky-high social scene, with 193 guest rooms and suites, a top-floor spa sanctuary and 20 metre pool, and four distinctly original dining and drinking concepts – three of which are designed by renowned SPIN Design Studio.

At the new Four Seasons hotel, Jean-Michel Gathy, principal designer at award-winning design consultancy Denniston, skillfully presents authentic Japanese elements throughout the design while incorporating the finest elements and absolute DNA of Four Seasons. These elements include a traditional Japanese red-orange lacquer box featuring solid timber panels that acts as the frame to the hotel entrance; a Japanese Zen garden subtly sculpted and reflected on a three-dimensional wall by artist Pongsatat Uaiklan; the use of the Japanese floral art Ikebana; and a curated art collection that celebrates distinctive craftsmanship and artistry.

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Distinct Japanese touches immerse guests in the local landscape, with the hotel’s flowing and multidimensional design found throughout the 193 guest rooms, which include works by award-winning Japanese photographer Namiko Kitaura. All rooms and suites are tailored for intimacy, with an innovative open-plan layout and a sophisticated Japanese aesthetic that flows through interiors illuminated by natural light during the day and with bespoke modern light fixtures to reflect the after-dark glamour of Tokyo by night.

Soaring above the centre of Tokyo, with panoramic views of the Imperial Palace, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi is set for its September opening.

Led by executive chef Marco Riva and culinary sensation Yusuke Aoki in the pastry kitchen, guests can expect artistry on the plate and the palate.  Restaurants and bars at Four Seasons at Otemachi include Est, presenting the innovative French cuisine combined with Japanese precision of Michelin-starred chef Guillaume Bracaval; Pigneto, a relaxed Italian dining experience with four show kitchens and an outdoor terrace facing the Imperial Palace Gardens; Virtù, a unique bar concept perhaps best described as contemporary Tokyo meets Old World Paris; and The Lounge, for indulging in teatime traditions with a fresh twist of Japanese and French tastes.

Exemplary Four Seasons service, from event conceptualisation through meticulous execution, assures meeting planners and event hosts a worry-free experience from start to finish.  With more than 1,300 square metres (14,000 square feet) of event space, including a ballroom and four smaller meeting rooms on the building’s 3rd floor available, Four Seasons can host events for up to 600 guests.

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Jean-Michel Gathy also applies his deft touch to create a serene sanctuary for THE SPA at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi, home to five spa treatment rooms, including a couple’s treatment room, steam rooms, ofuro (Japanese baths), an indoor heated pool complemented by refreshing mist chairs and a hydro-massage vitality pool, and a fully-equipped gym that looks out at the Imperial Gardens.

Soaring above the centre of Tokyo, with panoramic views of the Imperial Palace, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi is set for its September opening.

“Four Seasons at Otemachi showcases next-generation luxury and lifestyle as we quite literally elevate the hospitality experience to a new level in the city,” says Rainer Stampfer, Four Seasons President, Hotel Operations – Asia Pacific.  “Paired with Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, our well-established hotel in the nearby Central Station district, we are truly spoiling our guests for choice in one of the world’s most dynamic destinations.”

Ideally located for business travellers within Tokyo’s financial district, the hotel’s namesake Otemachi Station, one of the city’s largest subway hubs, is directly accessed from the property.

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