Its creators liken the hotel to a breathing tree. And so it should come as little surprise that visitors arriving at the 37th floor reception of the cloud-brushing hotel are greeted with a breathtaking bird's eye view across the city. Spanning the top nine floors of the Nihonbashi Mitsui Building, the hotel is an exercise in elegant understatement, fusing clean modern lines with traditional Japanese design roots.
In the serene and stylish guestrooms, leaf-motif fabrics designed by Reiko Sudo sit alongside moon-like paper lanterns, bamboo walls and folding screens. Its famous Tapas Molecular Bar offers nightly culinary performances with invisible mojitos and tastebud transforming 'magic beans'.
More conventional but no less tasty fare is on offer in the elegant Michelin-starred French restaurant Signature. But the icing on the cake? Undoubtedly its spa: windows framing expansive city views take centre stage in treatment rooms as well as its slick modern hot spring onsen baths.