Aman Tokyo

Tokyo / Japan / 2014

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Located in the prestigious financial district of Otemachi, Aman Tokyo presents 84 rooms and suites each with panoramic city views. A peaceful inner garden and a serene Aman Spa and swimming pool complete the rarefied sanctuary. The hotel, occupying levels 33-38 of The Otemachi Tower, offers scenic views of the Imperial Palace Gardens and surrounding Tokyo landmarks, as well as easy access to all points of interest in the city including the renowned Ginza shopping district.


Concept & Design


The harmony of the architecture and design, combined with a nod to the local culture is a classic hallmark of any Aman, and this is no exception.


Aman’s sixth property to be designed by Kerry Hill architects, Aman Tokyo cleverly reveals itself through a series of unique design elements, blending traditional Japanese design with contemporary flair. Classic Japanese materials such as camphor wood, washi paper and stone are fused with modern technology and a variety of fabrics and textures to create a subtle interplay of shadow and light – fundamental to the hotel’s design and ambience.


The centerpiece of the reception and soaring nearly 30 metres high, is a majestic architectural feature resembling the interior of a Japanese paper lantern. The vast expanse measures 40 metres long by 11 metres wide. Created with layers of textured washi paper and stretched through the use of the Shoji frame, the Lantern rises six floors through the centre of the building. During the day, it allows diffused sunlight to illuminate the reception, while in the evenings the ambience evolves via a series of orchestrated lighting scenes.


The Aman Spa offers a heated swimming pool with expansive views of the city, from Shinjuku to Mount Fuji on the horizon. The 30 metre pool is 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.


Fitness facilities include the spacious, light-filled Fitness Centre, equipped with the latest in cardiovascular and weight-training machinery from Technogym and Life Fitness, as well as TRX and spinning bikes. There is also a Yoga & Pilates Studio which offers Allegro Reformers and other Pilates-specific apparatus. Guests can book individual or group classes with experienced Pilates and yoga instructors, or personal training sessions with in-house personal trainers.


The spa philosophy at Aman embraces a holistic approach to wellness through movement, treatments and therapies, relaxation and nutrition. Local wellness practices are also incorporated, enriching the cultural aspect of the spa experience, as well as offering the benefits of traditional remedies and therapies. The wellness traditions of Japan – from Zen philosophy and meditation, to Kampo, the study of Japanese herbs known to have healing properties – all acknowledge that nature and balance are key factors in maintaining good health.


Aman Tokyo has drawn on this understanding to create a comprehensive spa treatment menu incorporating Kampo herbs and Aman’s unique and indulgent, chemical-free product range. Based on the knowledge and wisdom of ancient philosophies and natural healing traditions, Aman Spa’s product range works holistically to nurture the skin and enhance overall well-being.


Made using the highest quality natural ingredients known for their anti-ageing and balancing qualities, Aman’s skincare products penetrate deep into the skin to nourish and rejuvenate. Plant essences and extracts have been carefully sourced from around the world for their purity, potency and therapeutic qualities. Suitable for both men and women, they represent a lifestyle choice of simple luxury recognising nature’s healing touch. As with every Aman Spa, the Tokyo spa menu features a number of locally inspired seasonal Spa Journeys which can be tailored to individual needs.


Reflecting the traditional practice of Misogi, the water-based act of purification undertaken before any journey, guests are invited to use the hot baths or steam facilities to relax and unwind prior to beginning their treatment. Each spa journey begins with a foot bath using seasonal Kampo herbs with mineral sea salt, and a breathing ritual using camphor tree oil, known for its relaxing and calming properties.

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    Located in the prestigious financial district of Otemachi, Aman Tokyo presents 84 rooms and suites each with panoramic city views. A peaceful inner garden and a serene Aman Spa and swimming pool complete the rarefied sanctuary. The hotel, occupying levels 33-38 of The Otemachi Tower, offers scenic views of the Imperial Palace Gardens and surrounding Tokyo landmarks, as well as easy access to all points of interest in the city including the renowned Ginza shopping district. Concept &...

    Project details
    • Year 2014
    • Work finished in 2014
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Hotel/Resorts / Wellness Facilities/Spas
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