ByMarnie Hanel and Nikkitha Bakshani on March 03, 2016
No matter the locale, “penthouse" is a universal word for fabulous.
Courtesy Peninsula Hotels
The Peninsula Suite, The Peninsula, Tokyo
Floor-to-ceiling windows surround the minimalistically designed Peninsula Suite, so all-enveloping views of Hibiya Park and Imperial Palace Gardens—and, further off, the cityscape—give guests the illusion of being in some kind of free-floating oasis. Made to be enjoyed by just two people, who are occasionally joined by many more in the magnificent eight-seat dining room, the suite includes a grand piano, Lavazza machine, deep-pile carpets, and a telescope. A Simmons bed with 300-count Frette linens, and an apartment-wide control panel within arms reach, make sleeping in extraordinarily easy, especially with mood-lighting and blackout screen options for the windows. The bathroom, with separate his and her vanities, boasts a deep bathtub, a flatscreen TV, and native Japanese flowers symmetrically laid out on both sides. The most unique experience included is the private in-suite Japanese tea ceremony, after which a strong cup of matcha might just convince you to ignore that Lavazza machine. From $17,500 per night; 1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku; 81-3/6270-2888; tokyo.peninsula.com. —MH