The tallest building in Kobe, this stunning luxury hotel stands out at night when its brightly lighted tower points heavenward. The entire hotel is sumptuous, spacious, and chic. Rooms are sleek and modern, done up in restful shades of chocolate and cream. Corner rooms on higher floors have superb views over Kobe. Beneath the lobby are five floors of shops and restaurants, including Wakkoku. The hotel is a five-minute walk from Kitano-cho; the Shin-Kobe Ropeway is just outside, and several hiking trails, including one to Nunobiki Falls, pass very close to the hotel. It's three minutes from downtown by subway.