Tokyo’s Andaz Reaches New Heights

  • The lounge and lobby of the hotel is on the 51st floor of the skyscraper.

    The lounge and lobby of the hotel is on the 51st floor of the skyscraper.

  • Guestrooms are co-designed by New York's Tony Chi.

    Guestrooms are co-designed by New York's Tony Chi.

  • 164 rooms and suites offer plush accoutrements and views of the city.

    164 rooms and suites offer plush accoutrements and views of the city.

  • The Tavern serves provincial European food and has floor-to-ceiling windows.

    The Tavern serves provincial European food and has floor-to-ceiling windows.

  • The roof, the tallest in the city, offers unparalleled views, a Japanese garden, and a bar.

    The roof, the tallest in the city, offers unparalleled views, a Japanese garden, and a bar.

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Occupying the top six floors of its 52-story namesake skyscraper, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills (81-3/6830-1234; doubles from US$415) sets the bar high. New York–based Tony Chi co-designed the 164 rooms and suites with Hokkaido walnut, shoji screens, and deep soaking tubs. Inspiration comes from elsewhere in its three eateries: the European provincial Andaz Tavern on the 51st floor and burger joint Bebu and the sweets-filled Pastry Shop at street-level. But the Japanese garden, chapel, and tea counter–inspired bar return to tradition on the roof—the highest in all of Tokyo. –Gabrielle Lipton

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2014 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“On Top of Toranomon”).

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