Colorful paintings, rugs, and sculptures have transformed a Chairman suite into a private gallery.
Japan-based fans of the renowned contemporary artist Takashi Murakami have a very good reason to check in to the Grand Hyatt Tokyo in the next few months. As part of the Roppongi Hills Murakami Project, the high-rise property has teamed up with the maestro to launch its Takashi Murakami Flower Gallery stay package, which allows lucky travelers to bed down in a 120-square-meter Chairman suite decked out with 14 original artworks and sculptures inspired by Murakami’s Flower series.
All featured pieces were created by the artist especially for this collaboration, and as part of the experience, guests will receive an in-room Flower-themed set dinner, a box of sweets with a bottle of rosé champagne, Flower masks and mugs, and an art book autographed by Murakami himself. The aim, according to the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, is to make guests “feel as if they are staying in a one-of-a-kind private art gallery that was arranged just for them.”
The room package is available until June 1 and priced at JPY 450,000 (approx. US$4,265) for two guests; a supplement of JPY 20,000 (US$186) applies for one additional person. Online reservations can be made via the Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s website.
Alternatively, the Grand Hyatt’s all-day dining venue The French Kitchen is now offering a unique afternoon tea experience as part of the collaboration. Extended until March 31 due to popular demand, the Takashi Murakami Flower Strawberry Afternoon Tea promises to delight patrons of all ages with freshly baked scones adorned with Flower motifs, strawberry mousse topped by a printed Flower chocolate, and strawberry shortcake lined with mini profiteroles made to look like a field of blossoms. Afternoon tea at the Grand Hyatt is served between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. daily, with seating limited to 90 minutes per session.
Tokyo residents can choose to enjoy the same treats in the comfort of their homes by ordering a Takashi Murakami–inspired afternoon tea takeout box, priced at JPY 18,000 + tax (about US$171), with two layers of savory and sweet items. Availability is limited to just 20 boxes per day, and reservations must be made at least two days in advance.
More information here.