- Type: Business Travel
NileGuide Expert tip:
In the luxurious new Tokyo Midtown development
Of the several luxury hotels that have come online in Tokyo over the past few years, the Ritz-Carlton, opened in 2007, probably tops them all. That isn't hard considering it occupies the lofty upper reaches of Tokyo's tallest building, making it the highest hotel in a city that prides itself on skyscraper hotels. The crowning glory of Roppongi's Midtown urban renewal project, it boasts superlatives in almost every category you can think of, including Tokyo's largest rooms (starting at 52 sq. m/560 sq. ft.), its most expensive suite (¥2,100,000/$17,430/£8,820 in case you're considering it), and the city's highest ratio of nonsmoking rooms (80%). In contrast to the Ritz-Carlton in Osaka, which opts for an Old World atmosphere, the decor here is decidedly modern. Reception, on the 45th floor, is a handsome display of draped-glass chandeliers, large glass sculptures, abstract paintings hanging on polished wood walls, marble flooring, and two pools with flowing water below soaring ceilings. Oddly, views of the surrounding city are restricted to only a few select tables in the lobby lounge.
That's remedied, of course, when guests are escorted to their rooms for individual check-in, where rooms from the 47th to 53rd floors provide eye-popping views of Tokyo in all its glory. Everything you'd expect from a top-rated hotel is here, including 40-inch flat-screen TVs, king-size (the majority) or two double beds, wireless telephones you can take with you anywhere in the hotel, a safe with plug-ins to recharge laptops, a good working desk, and -- great for couples -- two large closets. Bathrooms, which account for a third of the room's space, are the best I've seen in Japan and are also geared to couples, with two sinks, each with its own counter, at opposite ends of the room, a separate shower and deep soaking tub, and a 20-inch flat-screen TV. It's hard to imagine a new hotel coming onto the scene with larger and higher rooms, but this being Tokyo, one undoubtedly will.
Facilities: 3 restaurants; bar; lounge; 20m indoor lap pool; gym; spa (entrance fee: ¥5,250/$44/£22); concierge; business center; 24-hr. room service; in-room massage; babysitting; same-day laundry/dry-cleaning service; nonsmoking rooms; executive-level rooms.
- © Frommer's 2013
User Reviews for Ritz-Carlton Tokyo (The)
Fabulous hotel and staff and rooms and everything. I worked with the concierge desk via email to arrange restaurant reservations and a tour guide. The concierges were super easy to...
- posted on 11.23.12
- by drbob1948
Great location, Nice view, Good service
The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo is located on top of the Tokyo Midtown, a modern development with shops and restaurants. The lobby is at the 45th floor, which was confusing to get to. Once I...
- posted on 11.12.12
- by Catsinee
Very nice stay if you don't mind the cost
The hotel has a lot to offer. I was traveling with work and had a relatively good corporate rate on the room (35,000 yen, almost $400USD). It included free internet and a couple of...
- posted on 11.11.12
- by keatingfamily
- Very Highly Recommended 2010
BVLGARI bath accessories are provided in most of the rooms and suites. Electronic touch panels control air conditioning, curtains and music.
- visit website
- tel: +81 3 3423 8000
- fax: +81 3 3423 8001
- Tokyo Midtown 9-7-1 Akasaka Minato-ku
- Tokyo Midtown
- Tokyo 107-0052
- The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C
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