Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills – a concept by Hyatt
What We Love
- Helpful Andaz Hosts offer insider Tokyo tips
- The AO Spa’s 65-foot pool on the 37th floor overlooking the Imperial Palace
- Free WiFi and soft drinks from the minibar
What To Know
- Opened June 2014
- The hotel is located in Tokyo’s second-tallest high-rise
- Popular with business travelers
- Rooms feature traditional Japanese soaking tubs
- A city tax of $2(200 JPY) per person will be collected by the hotel at check out
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On the top floors of the 52-story Toranomon Hills Tower, in an area set to become Tokyo’s Champs-Elysées, this lifestyle hotel is pure pared-down perfection. Designed by New York–based Toni Chi and Japanese designer Shinichiro Ogata, the property artfully blends natural materials (washi paper, polished walnut) and intricate works of art. The lobby is more convivial meeting hub than regular reception area, and the Andaz Hosts (who combine the roles of doorman, concierge and reception staff) provide a warm welcome.
Bed and Bath
The 164 guestrooms are located on floors 47 to 50, and all feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Tokyo skyline. (The beds are perfectly positioned to make the most of the views.) Chunky walnut paneling and furniture and grass-green carpets bring the outside in, but there are also luxe urban touches, including Nespresso machines, free soft drinks from the minibar and futuristic toilets. Panels inspired by Japanese fusuma allow guests to customize the room layout, and the bathrooms feature authentic Japanese soaking tubs.
Austrian-born executive chef Gerhard Passrugger whips up sophisticated European fare using seasonal Japanese ingredients at the 51st-floor Andaz Tavern, and he also oversees the menu at the street-level burger and beer joint BeBu. At breakfast, fresh pastries are brought up from the Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills Pastry Shop, on the ground level. Head to the rooftop bar for an inventive cocktail and to see the city truly sparkle from 52 floors up. There’s also an exclusive eight seat sushi bar for an authentic Japanese experience. A few floors down, the AO Spa has five treatment rooms and specializes in tailor-made treatments.
In the Area
It’s an easy stroll to the swank shops of Ginza where Dior, Gucci and Chanel have all set up flagship stores, while a short train ride will take you to the heart of the Harajuku neighborhood for more experimental boutiques. For a sushi fix, wait in line at the Tsukiji Fish Market to grab a seat at one of the sushi huts for some unbelievably fresh rolls. Major department stores in Tokyo have basement food halls where you can buy everything from fresh fish to wasabi-flavored bagels. One of the biggest and most diverse is the Tokyo Food Show, in the middle of the train station in the bustling Shibuya district.
How to Get There
Andaz facilities and hospitality does not disappoint. Everything I expected from an AmEx Fine Hotels property. Views from the hotel are breathtaking. The staff pampered us as the service is impeccable. Highly recommend this property.
Top of range design and a total eye candy. We have enjoyed stayed at Andaz probably most out of many hotels we have stayed in Tokyo. Loved the idea of communal area for hotel guests. The view out of the rooms is unforgettable.
Fantastic hotel, lovely food with plenary of choice. Friendly staff who couldn’t help enough. Easy access to tourist points within the city. Amazing views over Tokyo city. Great Spa with lots of treatments!