As of Sept. 1, The Peninsula Tokyo is open for business. The
opening was celebrated by a ribbon cutting by Peninsula and
business partner Mitsubishi Estate Company executives, followed by
a lion dance, a Hong Kong tradition to ensure good fortune for the
launch of a new venture.
“The sheer variety of Tokyo’s attractions is world famous not
only the bustling streets and booming economy, but also the
traditions and renowned culture of the Japanese people, and the The
Peninsula Tokyo attempts to encapsulate all these sentiments in its
architecture, interiors, public areas and guestrooms,” said Michael
Kadoorie, chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited.
“Together, we shall endeavor to become active and dependable
contributors to Tokyo’s vibrant community, weaving our magic into
the lives of those we serve.”
Located in the fashionable lifestyle district of Marunouchi, The
Peninsula is the only freestanding luxury hotel to be built in
Tokyo in more than a decade
The 24-story property was designed by Kazukiyo Sato, who
envisioned The Peninsula Tokyo as a traditional Japanese lantern at
the entrance of Marunouchi and Ginza.
With 314 guestrooms, including 47 suites, the property offers
numerous amenities. Five restaurants, a modern lounge bar, two
ballrooms, six function rooms, a wedding chapel, a Japanese
ceremony room, a fitness center, The Peninsula Spa by ESPA, a fleet
of Rolls-Royces and three jewelry shops complete the hotel.
Rooftop restaurant Peter offers international cuisine with
360-degree views of Tokyo and the Imperial Gardens. The restaurant,
designed by Yabu Pushelberg, also offers chrome trees, private
dining areas and an interactive video wall.
Other technological treats of the hotel are found in the
guestrooms. Personal nail dryers are in each dressing room, and
bathrooms can be transformed into spa environments by pushing a
Each guestroom also features two types of telephones a wired
phone, which can be synchronized with guests’ personal mobile
phones to enable the automatic transfer of incoming calls via
Bluetooth to any handset in the room, and to make Skype calls as
well. The second phone is portable, functioning anywhere within the
hotel as the in-room phone and converting to a mobile phone to
place outgoing calls outside the hotel through the Tokyo
Room rates at The Peninsula Tokyo begin at about $516 per