A departure from the typical grand scale of most Four Seasons properties, the Marunouchi branch, set within the glistening Pacific Century Place, has the feel of a boutique hotel. The muted beige-and-bronze reception area—where a very friendly greeting awaits all guests—resembles a comfortable private club, with deep-pile carpets, plush brocade sofas, and sumptuous armchairs. Chic black-lacquer doors lead to spacious guest rooms, where oversized brown leather headboards
dominate the entire bedroom wall and part of the ceiling. Design really matters here—but so does high-tech luxury, in touches like the 3-D/Blu-ray TV system and variable lighting. The concierge is possibly the best in the city: don't surprised if you are accompanied to the train station upon departure.