I travel to Tokyo 3 or 4 times a year for buisness. Each time I stay at the Imperial Hotel it is like a visit to a more refined and dignified period when travel and superior guest service and comfort went hand in hand. The well dressed and dignified Imperial staff is waiting for each guest as they arrive and quickly escorts them to the fast and efficient check in desk. The lobby is a mini crossroads of the world with fashionable women dressed in the latest couture, businessmen meeting customers and consultants, and even some traditional kimonos to be seen.
Rooms are an oasis of peace and quiet. The bathrooms have every modern convenience from phone to TV to steam showers and soak tubs to heated toilet seats. Soft music is played and nightly turn down service is provided. Beds are extremely comfortable and the views of the night lights of Tokyo are very appealing.
The location is great with close proximity to the train stations and subway lines. Ginza shopping and dining is out the back door with a multitude of choices. Tours, sightseeing, airport transportation, dinner reservations, or whatever a vsitor could possibly need are expertly handled by the multilingual concierge staff in the lobby. Business center is fully staffed and multiple meeting rooms available.
The Old Imperial Bar is a great place for sampling Japanese spirits or some of the signature mixed drinks offered like the "Mount Fuji" cocktail. It is all muted lighting, wood, and leather, with multiple bartenders who put as much attention into the preparation and mixing of the drinks (under your own spotlight if you sit at the bar) as the serving.
Multiple places for dining are contained within the hotel from a cafe to a smorgasboard to French cusine to traditional Japanese meals. Somewhat pricey but all a great dining experience.
If you're looking for service, comfort, and elegance, the way travel used to be a in a bygone golden age then the Imperial is for you. You will always remember your stay here!
- Also Known As:
- Imperial Hotel Chiyoda
- Imperial Hotel Tokyo Japan
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury hotel by the Imperial Palace. Founded in 1890, has welcomed celebrities by offering impeccable Japanese hospitality. Located in the central Tokyo; 5 minutes to Ginza shopping area by walk, 5 minutes to Tokyo station by taxi, 15 to 30 minutes to Shibuya, Shinjuku, Asakusa, and Ropponngi area by subway, and 45 minutes to Haneda Airport, 90 minutes to Narita Airport by Limousine bus. Free VDSL Wi-Fi connection and 16 restaurants and bars inside the hotel are available. ... more less ... more less
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