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Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo
Sky-High Hotel: Mandarin Oriental
Staying at the Mandarin Orientalis perhaps less about the rooms—zen and spacious as they are—and more about the amenities and the superior staff. (General manager Anthony Costa is one of the greats.) The hotel has a dozen places to eat and drink, including the Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Sense and the French-inspired Signature. A cool food emporium, the Gourmet Shop, is on the ground floor. The spa’s highlight is the men’s and women’s water treatment area with tiled water beds abutting a 38th-floor window. While the hotel is located in the Nihonbashi business district, the Mitsukoshi-mae subway station is in the building, making it easy to get anywhere fast. (Tokyo Station is about ten minutes away.) Rooms start at $455; 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi; 81-3/3270-8800; mandarinoriental.com.