Aman embarks on new era of city hotels

Aman Tokyo will feature 84 rooms overlooking the city
Aman Tokyo will feature 84 rooms overlooking the city

Luxury resort operator Aman has unveiled the first in a new series of new high-end city hotels.

Scheduled to open its doors on 22 December 2014, the 84-room Aman Tokyo will occupy the top six floors of the recently-built 38-storey Otemachi Tower.

The launch of the hotel follows the recent acquisition of Aman by Russian real estate tycoon, Vladislav Doronin.

“The moment the Aman acquisition was completed, the Aman Tokyo project became my top priority,” said Doronin, who is now the company’s majority shareholder. “After a lot of hard work to secure and fund the project, I am delighted that it came to such a successful conclusion for all parties involved.”

And Doronin revealed that he now plans to take Aman in a new direction, bringing a range of “city retreats” to key gateway cities around the world.

“Aman Tokyo is the first of a new generation of Aman properties in cities that appeal to discerning luxury consumers such as New York, London, Paris and Singapore, where we are already in active discussions,” he revealed. “Aman city retreats will become an integral part of the Aman strategy and having been an Aman-junkie for many years, I am deeply passionate about, and protective of, the Aman brand.”

And the new Aman Tokyo will offer a glimpse of what guests can expect from the city retreat concept.

The swimming pool at Aman Tokyo
The swimming pool at Aman Tokyo

The property is designed in a classical-contemporary style, with modern amenities and traditional Japanese design. The 30-metre-high lobby is designed to resemble the interior of a Japanese paper lantern, while an “inner garden” features two traditional Japanese rock gardens. Facilities include a 2,500m² Aman Spa, swimming pool, Japanese hot baths, a yoga and pilates studio, cigar lounge with built-in humidor, and a library with books on Japanese art and culture.

The hotel’s F&B offerings include a 33rd floor a lounge and restaurant which overlooks the city and Mount Fuji through floor-to-ceiling windows. There is also a glass-fronted walk-in wine cellar.

“Aman will once again redefine luxury with its unique focus on privacy, exclusivity, serenity, and impeccable personal service,” said Olivier Jolivet, Aman’s CEO. “Our new concept, commencing with Tokyo, perfectly captures the legacy and heritage of Aman and presents it for the first time in an urban setting.”

As well as being the company’s first city hotel, Aman Tokyo will also mark Aman’s debut in Japan. The launch will take Aman’s total portfolio to 27 properties in 20 countries worldwide.

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