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Comfort and Elegance: Tokyo's Newly Opened Hotels

Update: 15 November 2016

In 2015 and 2016, numerous grand openings have made waves in Tokyo's hotel scene. From comfortable inns for one or two nights to luxurious establishments for multiple days, from casual to high-class - let's take a look at some of the newcomers that might just become the new favorites of many a Tokyo tourist!

327 Rooms, Every Single One has Free Wi-Fi!

327 Rooms, Every Single One has Free Wi-Fi!

This hotel opened on the 30th of June in 2016 and is just a five-minute walk away from Akasaka Sacas. Another twenty minutes of reaxed walk and you'll find yourself in the stylish Tokyo Midtown. This same stylish atmosphere can be felt vividly in the hotel's 327 rooms, available in four different types: standard double, standard twin, standard queen, and accessible twin. Free Wi-Fi is available in all of them. The hotel also features a fitness gym that is free of charge for guests while the third floor is home to a beautiful open terrace that invites to relax in the midst of lush green trees, like a tiny oasis in the bustling metropolis.

Check-in: from 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: until 11:00 a.m.
Twin Room: 13,000 yen (varies depending on season)
Restaurants: Western-style

Sophisticated Like an Art Gallery

Sophisticated Like an Art Gallery

Sharing its location with various office spaces and commercial facilities, the Prince Gallery occupies floor 30 to floor 36 of the Kioi Tower and opened its doors on the 27th of July. The Prince Hotel brand is one of Japan's most famous and known to be all about superlatives.
Both the extraordinary view and the sophisticated interior design of the upper floor are reminiscent of an inspiring art gallery, a visual pleasure all around. The 250 rooms, divided into four different types from deluxe to suite, offer both comfort and functionality.

Check-in: from 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: until 12:00 p.m.
Room charge: from 60,000 yen per night (tax and service charge excluded)
Restaurants: Japanese cuisine, Western-style, Lounge, Bar

Traditional Yet Modern: Japanese Hospitality

Traditional Yet Modern: Japanese Hospitality

The hotel chain Hoshino Resorts is known for its beautiful buildings that seem to blend into the scenery as well as an extraordinarily attentive service, owning both resorts and ryokan, traditional Japanese inns, all over Japan. On the 20th of July in 2016, Hoshino opened another location in the heart of Tokyo's Otemachi, just a short walk away from both Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace. As the hotel is almost entirely laid out with tatami, guests take off their shoes upon entry, and the second basement floor as well as the floors from the 17th upwards are fashioned after the traditional design of a Japanese inn. Hoshinoya offers a total of 84 rooms as well as its own hot spring on the highest floor. Guests cannot only relax in indoor baths but also admire the beautiful nighttime sky in the hotel's own open-air onsen.

Check-in: from 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: until 12:00 p.m.
One room for two persons: 78,000 yen (tax and service charge included)
Restaurants: Japanese cuisine

  • HOSHINOYA Tokyo
    星のや東京
    • Address 1-9-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo-to 100-0004

Great for Short as well as Long Stays

Great for Short as well as Long Stays

Tokyu Stay is an excellent business hotel that caters to a wide range of needs, providing washing machines, dryers, and mini-kitchens in select rooms, making it a perfect place for both short visits as well as long-time stays. The chain operates seventeen hotels all around Tokyo and the newest addition to the family is Tokyu Stay Hotel Ginza, which opened in March 2016. With a three-minute walk away from Ginza Station, it is in an excellent location, offering five different types of rooms, such as superior twin and residential double. All of the rooms are equipped with a microwave, and the superior twin is the only room type that does not have aforementioned washing and drying machines. The residential double also has its own mini-kitchen and on the second floor, a banquet room called The Stay Gold Ginza can be found, serving a mixed Japanese and Western-style breakfast buffet for 1,500 yen.

Check-in: from 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: until 11:00 a.m.
Superior Twin: 14,000 yen (web special), 37,200 (regular)
Restaurants: Western-style

Serviced Apartments with Convenient Access

Serviced Apartments with Convenient Access

In February 2016, the first serviced apartments of the Marunouchi area opened their doors, occupying the 6th to 19th floor of the South Tower of the Tekko Building, right next to Tokyo Station's Yaesu Exit. 123 rooms of four different types are available, all completely furnished and equipped with washing machine, dryer, and kitchen. This is an ideal location when traveling in a larger group or with the entire family. The location is also extraordinarily convenient as a limousine bus terminal to Haneda and Narita Airport is located in the very same building.

Check-in: from 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: until 11:00 a.m.
Studio superior: 40,000 yen (tax excluded)
Restaurants: none

  • Oakwood Premier Tokyo
    • Address 1-8-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005
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    • Nearest Station Tokyo Station (Tokaido Shinkansen Line / Hokkaido Shinkansen Line / Tohoku Shinkansen Line / Akita Shinkansen Line / Yamagata Shinkansen Line / Joetsu Shinkansen Line / Hokuriku Shinkansen Line / JR Tokaido Main Line / JR Yokosuka Line / JR Sobu Main Line (Rapid) / JR Keihin-Tohoku Line / JR Yamanote Line / JR Chuo Main Line / JR Keiyo Line / Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)
    • Phone Number 03-6631-6800

A Popular Art Deco Business Hotel

A Popular Art Deco Business Hotel

"Safe, comfortable, clean - and heartfelt hospitality" is the concept of Daiwa Roynet, a business hotel chain that can be found in all over Japan. Its 40th location was opened in December 2015, the Daiwa Roynet Hotel Ginza. Just one walking minute away from the Ginza Itchome Station, its convenient location is one of the hotel's many strengths. Another one is the hotel's wonderfully sophisticated atmosphere as it was designed entirely in an art deco style. 270 different rooms are available, separated in eight different types, such as twin, double, junior suite, and ladies' room. Breakfast is served on the second floor, in the popular restaurant The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo GINZA - enjoy a large buffet with both Western and Japanese breakfast delicacies.

Check-in: from 2:00 p.m.
Check-out: until 11:00 a.m.
Standard twin: from 9,259 yen per person
Restaurants: Japanese cuisine, Italian cuisine

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.

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