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Will Aman Tokyo Make a September Opening as the First City Aman?

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  Site Where: Otemachi Tower, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan, 100-8716
June 13, 2014 at 12:07 PM | by | ()

Aman Resorts might be known for its luxury resorts in exotic locations, but the hotel group should be branching out to its first true city hotel this year, after dipping its toe in the somewhat urban water – quite literally as it were – in Venice.

And where better to take the next step than Tokyo, a metropolis if there ever was one? We had hoped Aman Tokyo would have been open by the time we were in Japan, but pre-summer became post-summer as it tends to do for hotel openings, with the latest we’ve heard being sometime in September. We did walk over to The Otemachi Tower complex that the hotel will be part of to get a sense of its setting, so read on for a first impression.

You’ll find The Otemachi Tower a few blocks from Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace grounds, which is a pretty outstanding location for exploring everything that Tokyo has to offer. All the signs around the building refer generically to “hotel entrance” at the moment.

Getting a little closer, while it’s covered it’s easy to see the Aman sign next to the door. We’re surprised that it seems to read just “Aman Tokyo”, as most of its resorts are named by combining “Aman” (the Sanskrit-derived word for “peace”) with local language / a word with local significance. Maybe it will simply be “Aman Tokyo” this time.

The section of the driveway leading to the hotel entrance is still blocked off, with a small pavilion directly opposite set in a sliver of green space added among the towering office and mixed-use blocks around.

We’ll go ahead and assume as well that the hotel will be located on the top floors of the building, as this guarantees views to the west over the Imperial Palace, Toranomon, Roppongi, and the rest of Tokyo, with Mount Fuji far off in the distance. We don’t have much more details in terms of room count (we’d guess less than 100) or interior design, but we’ll keep you posted as we find out.

[Photos: JasonD]

Archived Comments:

Aman New Delhi...does that count as a city Aman?

I think that New Delhi counts as "city" for me. It's not like Aman New Delhi is a villa property or anything, so Tokyo is actually the second city an Aman is being uprooted in.


Aman New Delhi left the Aman chain.