Reopened in 2012 following a full reconstruction, the Palace Hotel has a handsome, refined look that sets the stage for a luxury experience. The lobby—a long expanse of white marble floors lit with oversized drum chandeliers and sunlight pouring in from floor-to-ceiling glass windows—gives the impression of a tony living room taken to palatial proportions. Spacious guest rooms are tastefully appointed in neutral tones with little accents of chartreuse, and some of
the Deluxe Rooms include balconies that open up to views of the Marunouchi skyline and nearby greenery. The Club Lounge, on the 19th floor, serves breakfast and evening cocktails for guests in Club floors. The Grand Kitchen offers an array of ethnic cuisines with a subtle Japanese touch. Revelers should explore the Royal Bar, which is stocked with a large selection of whisky brands and cigars. A 24-hour gym, spa, and pool are on the premises, but Tokyo's most popular jogging course—around the palace—is just outside the hotel's doors.