Peninsula Tokyo

William Furniss / Courtesy Peninsula Hotels
Marunouchi
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This 24-floor hotel in the Marunouchi business neighborhood—bound to the west by the Imperial Palace grounds (directly across from the hotel) and to the east by Tokyo Station (the hub of Tokyo travel)—opened in 2007. We like the location because it’s just a three-minute walk from Ginza, and it’s also in a stand-alone tower. Though guests have to walk through the bustling restaurant, which feels counterintuitive, the hotel feels rather intimate, even though it has 267 guest rooms and 47 suites. The unassuming hallways do not do justice to the accommodations, which have soaring ceilings, sexy lighting, and burnt-orange carpeting. We love the glamorous dressing rooms (most have seated vanities, and even nail dryers). The rooms are excessively techie, even for Japan, with inventive buttons: valet box delivery, outdoor temperature, wind speed, Internet radio, fax machine, and room humidity. Also, one big pro: The hotel has one of Tokyo’s top concierge teams. Two little cons: You’re not guaranteed a view and rooms by the elevator can be a bit noisy. (Rooms, from $430)

Peninsula Tokyo
1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-kuTokyo, Japan
81-3/6270-2888

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