The vibrant city of Tokyo attracts visitors from all over the world with its rich culture, vibrant nightlife scene and wealth of attractions. There are hundreds of hotels scattered around the city, ranging from five-star hotels that you can splurge your budget on to capsule hotels, where you sleep in a tiny capsule bedroom. If you want to spend a night in luxurious style, Tokyo has a variety of international brand hotels you can choose from. Luxury hotels can be found in western Shinjuku, with the most notable one being the Park Hyatt Tokyo, featured in Lost in Translation. Around Tokyo Station is the Seiyo Ginza and Four Seasons Maronouchi, while there are other excellent choices in Akasaka.
Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya
Hotel Indigo, has introduced its fourth property in Japan, Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya, in the bustling capital city of Tokyo in collaboration with Pan Pacific International Holdings Corporation. This neighbourhood-inspired hotel takes inspiration from Shibuya’s vibrant urban environment, with a ‘Kaleidoscopic Urban Jungle’ theme evident in its design, featuring fashion-led artworks adorned with denim and leather motifs reflecting Shibuya’s fashion culture. The 272-room hotel offers guests a unique selection of vinyl records in each room, celebrating Shibuya’s music culture, along with stunning views of Tokyo Skytree and Mount Fuji. The newly opened restaurant, Gallery 11, showcases Shibuya’s rich culture through captivating artworks and serves a fusion of Mediterranean cuisine with a Japanese twist, using fresh local ingredients. The hotel also features Shibrewya, a neighbourhood café offering freshly brewed coffee and Instagram-worthy waffles in the shape of Hachiko, Shibuya’s iconic Akita dog statue. Situated within walking distance of Shibuya Scramble Crossing, Hotel Indigo Tokyo Shibuya provides a prime location for exploring the city’s popular shopping and dining districts, offering a blend of architectural wonders, cultural experiences, and urban parks.
BELLUSTAR TOKYO, A Pan Pacific Hotel
This Pan Pacific Hotel provides jaw-dropping bird’s eye views from its perch on floors 39 to 47 and with bedroom windows seven meters wide. It’s a brand new arrival, opened in the forward-thinking and vibrant district of Shinjuku on the 19th May 2023. Its highlights include a three-storey restaurant and a spa that celebrates the country’s four seasons and terroir. The decor is seductive, with dark interiors contrasted by crisp white bedding. If arriving by air, the hotel will gladly send their limo along to whisk you here with ease.
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo At Marunouchi
Tokyo delivers on size, with skyscraper hotels aplenty. But, if you prefer a boutique stay, opt for this Four Seasons Hotel in the Marunouchi neighbourhood. It has just 57 bedrooms with a homely feel and floor-to-ceiling windows. Plants and flowers are abundant in public areas, contrasting with some of the more minimal approaches taken elsewhere in the city. The Motif Restaurant & Bar is a convivial spot and the spa, while small, packs a punch, with 24-karat gold facials and an onsen bath. There’s also a little shop, where you can purchase indigenous handicrafts to take home.
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi
Marunouchi’s big sister hotel occupies the top six floors of a 39-storey skyscraper and accommodates 190 bedrooms. Within a stone’s throw of the Gardens of the Imperial Palace, it has an especially regal, and green outlook. Inside are two restaurants with outdoor terraces and a 1920s-era bar; a spa featuring a 3-D installation that was inspired by Issey Miyake textiles; a 20-metre swimming pool; and traditional soaking baths. For the best suites, book one on the 34th to the 38th floors — these were artfully designed by Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston.
The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon
Japan’s first EDITION hotel is the work of Ian Schrager and architect Kengo Kuma. Housed in a 38-story skyscraper, it’s a funky international property that’s ready to party. There are three places to eat a drink; The Gold Room (a funky setting for drinks and snacks), The Blue Room (all-day dining) and The Jade Room (for fancy food and discovery wine pairings). At the centre of the property lies the swimming pool, but rather than muted tones and spa sounds, it’s equipped with disco lighting. Appealing to a hip crowd of residents, and locals visiting for the cool DJ beats, it has a relaxed and 21st-century vibe.
Grand Hyatt Tokyo
Choose the Roppongi and Akasaka district as your base for your time in Tokyo, with a stay at the Grand Hyatt. It’s been around for two decades, catering to a wide clientele with its global approach to hospitality. Food is a highlight here; on the sixth floor, you’ll find a great sushi restaurant, Roku Roku. But there are many other options besides, including Maduro and the French Kitchen. There’s also a pool (and suites with private pools if you’d rather not share). The Grand Hyatt is set in Shinjuku Park Tower, Tokyo’s second tallest building soaring 52 storeys.
Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo
This Forbes five-star hotel is right across from Tokyo Station (uniformed staff will be there to meet you on the platform if you let them know when you’ll be arriving). Once inside, you’ll find a glamorous interior, dripping in crystal (mostly in chandelier form), with abundant artwork, velvet textiles and 200 bedrooms. Pay a visit to the CHI Spa to experience Tibetan-inspired treatments and the Luxita nail salon for the latest creative manicure designs. Swim in the indoor pool; dine on fine Italian fare at Piecere and local delicacies at Nadaman; and drink at L’Aperitivo bar or in the Lobby Lounge.
Bulgari Hotel Tokyo
Set on the 40th to 45th floors of Tokyo Midtown Yaesu skyscraper, this latest offering from Bulgari launched with a star-studded event. Celebrities, including brand ambassador Anne Hathaway, graced the opulent new spaces and the hotel was linked to the pink diamond (it’s customary for each of the Maison’s properties to be linked to a precious gem) as a nod to Japanese culture and specifically, pink blossom. Highlights here include the spa, the rooftop Bulgari Bar and Terrace Gardens with wonderful views of the city. For the best room in the house, book the impressive 400 sqm Bulgari Suite.
Food lovers who are looking for an elegant place to stay while spending time in Tokyo are sure to love the Mandarin Oriental. Set in the Nihonbashi district, guests are treated to the choice of 178 rooms that are decorated with charming cherry blossom motifs. The establishment really excels when it comes to its dining options and there are twelve different restaurants to choose from in total, three of which boast Michelin stars. The theatrical performances in the Tapas Molecular Bar always attracts crowds, while Sense offers some of the best Cantonese cuisine in the whole of Japan.
Prince Gallery Kiocho
As one of the newest luxury hotels to grace the Tokyo skyline, Prince Gallery Kiocho boasts a contemporary style and plenty of artistic touches scattered throughout its 26 storeys. For optimum luxury, guests will want to choose one of the eleven spacious suites that can be found on one of the upper floors, where they will be treated to impressive views of the city from the huge picture windows, while the hotels’ Washoku Souten restaurant is the perfect place to sample traditional Japanese cuisine in a contemporary setting.
Perched at the top of the highest building in the whole of Tokyo, guests at the Ritz Carlton can be sure that they will be treated to stunning views. People who insist on nothing but the best will want to make sure that they secure one of the two Modern Japanese Suites. These stylish suites are set with tatami mats and plush futon bedding, while traditional shoji panels frame an unforgettable view of the iconic Tokyo Tower.
The Peninsula Tokyo
Boasting some of the most spacious and luxurious guestrooms in the whole of Tokyo, the Peninsula features 24 storeys and towers over the city. Taking in the panoramic views of the city from the hotel’s rooftop is an experience that should not be missed, while the Peninsula is also famous for its afternoon teas. Guests can also dine in style while taking in the sights of Tokyo from the top floor Peter restaurant. Each of the guestrooms is designed to combine traditional charm with modern luxuries and guests are treated to a number of excellent modern conveniences including nail driers.
With splashes of bright red in the modern sculptures and paintings, Conrad Tokyo features a playful tone that provides luxury lovers with a warm welcome. Set in the very heart of the business district of Shiodome, the hotel boasts excellent business facilities for guests to take advantage of. Looking over both the lush tropical Hamarikyu Garden and Tokyo Bay, this establishment boasts some of the best views in the whole city. The guestrooms here are very spacious and airy and decorated in light neutral tones that help to create the feeling of even more space. Floor-to-ceiling windows also provide guests with excellent city views, while the free freestanding bathtubs allow guests to scrub up while admiring the city around them.
Shangri La Tokyo
Set within easy walking distance from Tokyo Station, the Shangri La Tokyo welcomes both business travellers and tourists who have a love for the finer things in life. Everything here presents guests with nothing but the best, from the furnishings and toiletries in the guestrooms to the impressive dining options. The guestrooms that are part of the Horizon Club Executive Suites are among the most spacious in the whole of Tokyo and come complete with stylish living areas, light-filled window-side bathrooms and gorgeous corner views across the city.
Park Hyatt Tokyo
Famous as starring in the film Lost in Translation with Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, the Park Hyatt Tokyo has become a bit of an institution among luxury lovers over the years. For people who have seen the film, the hotel’s elegant guestrooms, lounge and business centre will need little introduction. The large indoor swimming pool is a popular place for guests to unwind while splashing around or enjoying a cocktail or two. Guests will want to make sure that they secure a room that faces Mount Fuji.