Luxury defined – The Peninsula Tokyo is a five-star hotel where an acute attention to detail is always on order. From the moment you arrive, all staff with refer to you by name as you’re whisked through the classy lobby and through to the extravagant rooms. High-end dining, drinking, relaxing, and exploring are all part of The Peninsula’s m.o. and you won’t be let down by this incarnation of the hotel. The most sophisticated (and lovers of The Peninsula brand) will feel right at home here.
If you bring your kids, the hotel has a partnership with Pokémon where they created a special interactive scavenger hunt within the hotel.
Rooms are bathed in earthy tones of brown and orange and give guests a warm and cozy feeling from top to bottom. In standard rooms, you’ll find comfy beige couches, great views, and built-in Lavazza espresso machines that will take care of your coffee and tea needs.
The closets are huge and come with a beautiful vanity that also has a built-in nail dryer for quick manicuring needs.
Bathrooms are awash in marble and natural stone, have large sunken tubs, and separate rain showers. In-wall controls will help you navigate the TV and radio while you soak after a long day. Oscar de la Renta products are standard.
If you book one of the suites, you’ll get access to the hotel’s complimentary car service. The insane fleet includes two Rolls-Royce Phantoms, three BMWs, two MINI Coopers, and a Tesla Model S.
The majestic lobby has high ceilings, sleek wood slats, large pillars, and various art on display from their 1,000-piece collection. The lobby is home to the hotel’s famous afternoon tea, and if you hear music, look up and you’ll witness the live three-piece orchestra hovering over the proceedings.
The beautiful indoor lap pool is open from 6am-10pm and gives guests great views of the city. If you forgot your suit, you can rent one from the hotel for 1,080 Yen.
The Peninsula Spa is world-famous, and this iteration lives up to that reputation. Quiet, calming, and soothing, there are nine treatment rooms offering an array of original and unique massages, facials, body wraps, and more. Inside the spa facilities, you’ll also find steam and sauna rooms to help relax those muscles even more.
The fitness center is decked out in red-wood floors and is equipped with TechnoGym cardio machines and free weights. Personal trainers are always on hand to assist and you can book private lessons separately. Unlike the pool, if you forgot your workout gear, the hotel will lend you some for free.
If you want to get a workout outside while exploring the city, check out Pencycle – The Peninsula’s free first-come-first-serve bike program for guests.
If you only eat at one of the Peninsula’s many outlets, make sure it’s at Peter. This sky-high steakhouse has the most succulent wagyu beef you’ll ever try. Additional restaurants include Hei Fung Terrace for Cantonese, all-day dining in the Lobby Lounge, Kyoto Tsuruya for kaiseki meals, and The Peninsula Boutique and Café with a range of goodies.
The Peninsula is in a great area for walking – you’re right next to Hibiya Park which also connects to the Imperial Gardens. Ginza’s posh shopping area is also just a few minutes away where you’ll find top-rated bars and restaurants in addition to high-end boutiques. Subway access is also a breeze as the hotel is connected directly with the Yurakucho station.
Akomeya (5-minute walk) is a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant and shop and is widely known to have the finest rice in Tokyo (with other fillings that go on top – or not – your choice). Tempura Abe Honten (5-minute walk) is another Michelin Bib Gourmand spot that specials in fried foods and is oh so good.
Bar High Five (5-minute walk) is dark and brooding whiskey spot where the bartender figures out your tastes and concocts perfect cocktails for your palate. Penthouse G (6-minute walk) meanwhile has clever cocktails creations and stellar views of the surrounding area.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Class all the way, The Peninsula understands service unlike any other property and you feel it the moment you enter the hotel. All staff will remember your name and help with anything you could possibly need. The restaurants are divine, the spa even more so, and the rooms spacious and luxurious. There are too many hidden treats to list, so make the most of your stay by consulting the concierge and other staff for all the fun benefits at staying in this five-star gem.