The Charms of Imperial Hotel Tokyo, A Hotel Pursuing the Height of Luxury
The Imperial Hotel is a prestigious hotel that is sometimes called "Tokyo's reception hall" due to its stately atmosphere and history. Here are some of its charms brought about by the mix of traditional hospitality and modern facilities.
Tradition and Innovation
This hotel was built in 1890 as "Japan's reception hall" to greet VIP guests from overseas, and now it's a well-established hotel that represents Japan and continues to offer top-quality services. It's in the heart of Tokyo, near Hibiya Park. This hotel has continued to protect its stately atmosphere and tradition over its long history while offering the highest grade luxury brought about by modernity.
The Imperial Hotel has continued to be a pioneer in new services, such as having the first hotel buffet in Japan as well as being the first hotel to hold weddings. Their detailed and warm hospitable heart has continued to charm guests since over a century ago.
One of this hotel's charms is the fact that 3 different stations (Ginza, Hibiya, and Yurakucho) are all within a 5 minute walk. You can also walk to the Imperial Palace, Ginza, and Shiodome within 5 minutes, and it's also easy to reach the rest of the city via train.
This hotel is split into two buildings, the main building with 17 upper floors and 3 basement floors and the tower with 31 upper floors and 4 basement floors. It's in a great location where you can gaze on the greenery of Hibiya Park.
The guestrooms are made so that you can spend a leisurely, comfortable time in there. They're not made to attract attention, but rather for functionality and safety. The 14th - 16th floors in the main building are special floors that have the Imperial Hotel's history and dignity condensed into one space. The stately beauty and top-class comfort are displayed here. The simplest standard rooms are in the tower on floors 21-29. You can see the city of Tokyo in one gaze from here. Depending on the angle of your room, there are many sights you can see, including the nightscapes of Ginza and Shiodome.
Very Popular Breakfast
Breakfast is also one of this hotel's great charms. It's so popular that guests from other hotels come here just to eat. The main dining area is a restaurant called Les Saisons, and there you can enjoy a continental breakfast (starting at 3,000 JPY (incl. tax, excl. service fee)), which is a set of juice, bread, and coffee. If you add an extra 1,000 JPY, then you can receive an omelet that's fluffy on the outside and soft and runny on the inside. It's incredibly delicious and won't be found anywhere else. There are also restaurants where you can have pancakes, abuffet with both Japanese and Western food, or Japanese set meals. There's also room service, so you can enjoy a leisurely, private breakfast in your own room.
*Photo is from the Kamikochi Imperial Hotel
Highest Level of Hospitality
They're so scrupulous about making sure their hospitality reaches the furthest corners of the building that other famous hotels use them as a standard to refer to. There are various facilities inside the hotel, such as the world's first aesthetic salon offering massages done only by hand using dietary supplements, as well as a fitness center and pool that only guests can use. There's an authentic tea room where you can enjoy a tea ceremony (2,000 JPY per person (incl. tax and service fees)).
Also, the temperature of the water and shower pressure in the guestrooms have not been overlooked. Regular guests are offered pillows and mattresses based on their preferences. Even if you visit the Imperial Hotels in Osaka or Kamikochi, your preferences will still be catered to. This high level of service is why celebrities from all around the world have fallen in love with this hotel.
Why not splurge a little on your Tokyo trip and enjoy a luxurious stay at a hotel? This is a hotel with the hospitality that can only be gained from experience, so please try it!
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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