Palace Hotel Tokyo has opened after a ¥90 billion (US$1.2 billion) investment in the multi-use property that previously housed the Hotel Teito and Palace Hotel.
The new hotel occupies a moat-side property beside Tokyo’s Imperial Palace. The main entrance is across from Otemon Gate. Aji stone walls in the main entrance echo the stonework of the imperial moats.
The hotel’s 290 guestrooms include 12 suites and six categories of rooms. At 23 stories, the Palace Hotel Tokyo offers long sight lines from every room.
The Evian Spa Tokyo is only the second Evian spa outside France.
The Palace Hotel Tokyo intends to garner Michelin stars for its restaurants. The French restaurant, Crown, is a collaboration with Patrick Henriroux of La Pyramide in Vienne, France, which holds two Michelin stars. Wadakura, the Japanese restaurant within the hotel, includes a sushi operation managed by Shinji Kanesaka of the two-star Sushi Kanesaka in Ginza. The Chinese restaurant, Amber Palace, is operated by the Chugoku Hanten Group, which operates the 2-star Fureika in Tokyo.
The hotel also includes four basement levels. The uppermost level will house 17 retail outlets and will provide an underground passage to the Otemachi subway station upon the station’s completion next year.