When at Oakwood Premier Tokyo, you get the sense that you’re at the crossroads of Tokyo’s thriving urban hubs. And that’s true—the property is a stone’s throw away from Tokyo Station and the Marunouchi business district.
When at Oakwood Premier Tokyo, you get the sense that you’re at the crossroads of the city’s thriving urban hubs. And that’s true—the property is a stone’s throw away from Tokyo Station and the Marunouchi business district. The discreet ground floor entrance bears clocks that reflect the different time zones in major cities in the world, suggesting the sheer internationality of guests who bed down here. Smooth lacquer, textured wood, and shiny marble create a luxurious feel to the serviced apartment, which is designed in a comforting palette of champagne and brown. Little chalk-scribbled signs inform guests of special events such as complimentary cocktail nights and other networking sessions, while English-proficient staffers are eager to share what’s new and cool.
Created to evoke a residential ambient, the rooms are equally great for solo travelers and families alike, with categories like the cozy studio and the sprawling three-bedroom apartments. The two-bedroom premier apartment in which I stayed was impressive from the get-go.
Located on the 18th level, it offered an unobstructed view of the Japan capital’s neon-lit buildings by night and was beautifully illuminated by natural light in the day. Neutral hues seemed to be the call, with abstract paintings adding a pop of color at strategic corners. There was also a full-fledged kitchenette, a living room, and two bedrooms each with a bathtub.
Adjacent to the lobby, the residents’ lounge is a gathering point for guests to relax, work, and fuel up for their next activity. A simple but hearty breakfast can be had here, with a good selection of cheese, crackers, and meat. The range of viennoiserie was especially tasty and paired well with freshly brewed coffee. Meanwhile, guests can always head to out for the area’s endless dining options—Tokyo Station alone boasts an entire underground maze of restaurants, retail outlets, and bars.
With Oakwood Premier Tokyo as their base, guests can easily visit nearby landmarks like the Imperial East Gardens and the Ginza shopping district. Art lovers will enjoy themselves at Mitsubishi Ochigokan Museum, while foodies can make a beeline for the famous Ramen Street—which houses eight of the city’s best ramen restaurants, including the moreish tsukemen (dipping noodles) from Rokunrinsha. Celebrating a special occasion? The concierge service will gladly help to book transportation and make restaurant bookings.
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