Palace Hotel Co. Ltd., a private consortium of shareholders founded in 1961, owns the Palace Hotel Tokyo. Masatomo Yoshihara is the company’s founder and first president.
The new hotel replaces two earlier hotels, the Teito Hotel (Japanese: ) and the Palace Hotel (Japanese: ), both of which have been in operation since 1947 and 1961, respectively. They were deposed in order to make room for their heir.
The first building, which stood on the same site as the current Palace Hotel Tokyo, was built in December 1937 for use as the Imperial Household Agency’s Forest Service. It was restored after World War II on the orders of the Supreme Allied Commander-in-Chief for use as a state-owned hotel and administration for the sole use of agents for overseas transactions.
The Teito Hotel was dismantled and rebuilt as the Palace Hotel on October 1, 1961, after the land and building were transferred to the private sector in 1959. In 1963, the Architectural Association Prize was given to the Palace Hotel for its success in merging modern architectural style with Japanese aesthetics.
The Palace Hotel was closed for three years in 2009 while being demolished and restored. The rebuilt structure keeps the original hotel’s shigaraki tiles on the façade and the Chiyoda Suite’s traditional ink wash painting, as well as restoring the original Royal Bar counter.
It’s impossible to forget how refreshing Palace Hotel Tokyo feels, not just because the original 1961 hotel was rebuilt from the ground up in 2012 — or because its moat-side perch offers views of the Imperial Palace’s gardens — but also because the expansive interiors are dotted with fresh flora and foliage, whether they hang in potted plants in one of the hotel’s sunny restaurants, flourish as centes in one of the hotel’s sunny restaurants, or flourish as centes in one of its sunny restaurants When it comes to thorough overhauls, this one really shines.
The costumes were once part of the original hotel, but now they attract a mix of casual people who appreciate the extravagance.
The Garden Suite’s fern-lined balconies overlook the Imperial Palace gardens and, even on a foggy day, provide views of Tokyo Tower in the distance. A fully smooth palette of gold, creams, and light greens is created, accented by dark, polished wood.
The botanically inspired items (manufactured by Bamford in the UK) lend a rich touch to the huge and elegant bathrooms, which all have baths and cherry-colored bath salts, just like the beautiful flowers in the room.
To put it in context, freshly squeezed orange juice costs 1,400 yen (about $13). It’s pricey, but this is your room service. Whatever you have left, whether it’s childcare, gyms, spas, or even parking.
Although the hotel is now located close to the Imperial Palace’s moat, the Evian Spa elevates the experience with Alpine-inspired hydrotherapy in one of Tokyo’s most flooded light halls. There are numerous if tranquillity – and space – are the most vital factors.
Address: 1 Chome-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 100-0005, Japan
Phone: +81 3-3211-5211