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Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi to Open in September 2020

The anticipation of luxury hotelier Four Season’s Tokyo debut has not gone unnoticed. A soaring hotel above the centre of Tokyo, with stunning views of the Imperial Palace, Four Seasons Tokyo at Otemachi has just announced that it’s due to open in September 2020. Legendary designer Jean-Michel Gathy from award-winning hospitality and design consultancy firm, Denniston, took the reigns on the project and its poise to reach a new height of luxury through East-meets-West aesthetics. We explore a little more on what to expect at this grand opening.

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Perched adjacent to the Imperial Palace, Four Seasons Tokyo at Otemachi will serve as a respite for travellers and will deliver a new level of luxury from its sky-high viewpoint. The hotel will feature 193 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, a prestigious spa sanctuary, and a 20-metre pool on the highest floor as well as four F&B concepts. Designer Jean-Michel Gathy presents authentic Japanese elements with respect to Japanese culture, tradition, and heritage, whilst incorporating the classic Four Seasons elements.

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What to expect…

There are a few things to note, from the dramatic entrance—which consists of traditional Japanese red-orange lacquer box themes—to the extraordinary view from the reception. “To truly respect the tradition and interpret the tranquility of Japan, the water feature serves as a buffer area to deflect guests’ eyeballs as it may be considered as discourteous to look straight down into the Imperial Palace.” shares Jean-Michel Gathy who leads his team to plan and strike a balance between the pursuit of aesthetics and the preservation of culture and respect for traditions.

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Throughout the hotel, guests can find distinct Japanese touches which immerse guests in the local landscape. Each guest room features a bespoke fabric artwork in the backdrop. All rooms and suites are designed for intimacy using an open-plan layout. There’s a dark-glamour Tokyo touch to each venue.

THE SPA at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi uses a selection of gentle and relaxed tones. There’s a 3D natural fibre art installation in the spa lobby and pool area below. Jean-Michel Gathy captures the aspects of the country’s rich culture to the brand.

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