Some hotels are just made for staying in, and the corner suite of The Peninsula Tokyo is one of these. From the moment you enter and see the views offered from your living room and dining table, you know that you will not leave this 116-square meter suite if you can manage it. It has perhaps one of the most unique views in Tokyo.
You see, there are so many hotels on top of buildings in Tokyo these days so height is nice but nothing unusual. All of them offer wonderful glimpses of some part of this sprawling 21st century metropolis from their premium rooms.
THE CORNER SUITE OF THE PENINSULA TOKYO
However, the corner suite of The Peninsula Tokyo is just right. It’s high enough so that you can see the Imperial Palace from above. Yet it is also low enough so that you can appreciate the details all around. As far as hotel views are concerned, this is a sweet spot.
Every luxury hotel in Tokyo also has a unique design for its suites. The designers of The Peninsula Tokyo have chosen to put the living room and dining area in the best spot in each deluxe suite.
THE BEST PLACE FOR YOGA IN TOKYO
This area, with full floor-to-ceiling windows, has the widest frontage on the Imperial Palace. It’s perfect for room service meals at any time of day or night. Or for reading newspapers in the morning or doing yoga in the afternoon.
Yes, the suite has a yoga mat and a stretch pole. Obviously, someone has realized that practicing yoga and other wellness routines in front of one of the city’s most iconic views will result in incredible satisfaction and a desire to return to this same suite on the next visit.
THE JOYS OF DRESSING UP
The other unique aspect of this deluxe suite is its spacious dressing room, done beautifully with mirrors and wood paneling. Adjacent to the living and a buffer for the bedroom, it’s practically the size of an average guest room in Tokyo. So there is more than enough space for all the luggage and all the clothes of the fussiest fashionista guest.
In fact, it’s a joy to unpack the bags because you know right away that there is enough space for everything — and more. No need to share closets with the companion or to try and fit all toiletries in one dressing table. There is enough room for everything and everyone. In fact, there’s enough space for an extra bed in this dressing room, even if there is no such intention. This is how big it is.
The marble and stone bathroom too is a bright space with the bathtub located right by the window. In my suite, which was on the side nearer the palace than Hibiya Park, I could still see the Imperial Palace while I soaked in the tub. Now. How many hotels can offer a bathtub with a view of a palace?
Interestingly, the living room and the dressing room are both wide and spacious but the bedroom is an intimate cocoon in comparison. It’s relaxing and simple in a very Zen way. No clutter and all seamless design. Moreover, it offers quiet views from its relatively smaller windows. Also, the door between the dressing room and the bedroom is one heavy slab of wood. It’s just right for shutting out the rest of the world every night for a calm sleep and sweet dreams.
For the record, the latter isn’t difficult at all, in the deluxe suite of The Peninsula Tokyo. After all, you have the prospect of a room service Japanese breakfast curated by a Michelin two-star chef to wake up to the next day.