Tokyo is extremely well served when it comes to five-star luxury hotels. All of the major international chains are present while some key Japanese players also have great properties. However, what the city was lacking was a Japanese-style luxury hotel, like an urban ryokan. This is why Hoshino Resorts, the centenary operator of several luxury inns around the Japanese countryside, have decided to open Tokyo’s first deluxe ryokan.
Since we are in Tokyo, one will not see wooden houses around a garden but a glass tower in the middle of Otemachi, near Tokyo Station. However, the atmosphere all over the high rise is that of serenity and sublime omotenashi, the Japanese inbred hospitality spirit. The core of a ryokan experience, that of tatami floors, welcoming smiles, simple yet sophisticated service are all present at Hoshinoya Tokyo. If you are looking into a different kind of luxury hospitality experience, this is the place to stay while in Japan.