Textile designer Reiko Sudo and art director Ryu Kosaka have transformed the guestrooms and suites, and built on the existing woods and water interior design theme. To honour the hotel’s location in Nihonbashi, an area that is closely connected to the culture of the kimono, Sudo has used locally-produced fabrics in all suite and guestroom interiors.
Bespoke fabrics and furnishings representing the woodlands and the changing seasons have been incorporated throughout, with autumn leaf colours of gold, orange and purple and blooming springtime wisteria and sakura patterns embroidered onto headboards.
All accommodation has also been equipped with the latest Internet protocol television (IPTV), which allows for high-quality picture and sound from both Apple and Android devices to be experienced on 49-77" screens.
Mandarin Grand Rooms
Contemporary Japanese style and materials abound, ranging from an embroidered headboard depicting weeping cherry blossoms to a light fixture made from bamboo strings. Curvaceous lines, such as the round table and curved back for the chaise longue, create a welcoming atmosphere.
Featuring the original Flower Shower textile pattern on furnishings, such as the sofa and chairs in the living room, the hotel’s restyled suites are designed to conjure up thoughts of blissful moments with flowers. A wisteria in full bloom is embroidered onto each headboard, while each bedside chest is crafted with wood from the Paulownia tree.
A silver-leaf round table and gold-leaf embossed cabinet brighten the living room, while the carpet blends the look of Japanese ink and brush work with a motif of clouds and gentle breezes, a nod to the extensive views of Tokyo that can be enjoyed from the hotel’s suites.
Another quintessentially Japanese highlight are lampshades inspired by the andon, a traditional Japanese lamp. Made from washi paper, these have been placed in asymmetrical positions throughout each bedroom.
|Source: Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo website. The Presidential Suite.|
The 250 sq m Presidential Suite is the largest and most luxurious suite in the hotel. Inspired by gardens and bonsai, the suite is a beautiful reference to nature, conjuring a feeling of walking in a park, including specially-commissioned photographic wall artwork depicting inspirational treescapes from Tokyo’s parks.
Featuring an abundance of natural daylight and several distinctive seating areas, the living room is the perfect spot for enjoying drinks. There is a separate library.
The nature theme continues in the dining room, which is dressed with a photographic mural depicting sun shining through the tree branches from one of Tokyo’s parks. The dining room’s ceiling light resembles the sun and its cabinets are decorated with motifs of birds, butterflies and plants.
The bedroom ceiling is created to give the illusion of looking at the sky through trees, while its carpet design evokes the world of origami. Offering sweeping views across Tokyo, the bathroom is equipped with a bathtub that has built-in fibreoptic lighting that colours the bathwater.
When visible, Mount Fuji can be viewed from any part of the Presidential Suite.
The ballroom is fitted with 36 projectors enabling 360-degree projection - the first of its kind in Japan. All rooms are fitted with high speed Internet connections, both wired and wireless. The hotel also offers screens in all conference and meeting rooms, an advanced lighting system, TV conferencing facilities, and LAN cabling on request. A dedicated conference manager will oversee each event, managing details such as rooms, catering and meeting facilities.
As part of an event, the hotel can devise a programme of cultural experiences for delegates including Bushido martial art lessons, traditional tea ceremonies or receiving gifts of bespoke fans created by historic local craftsmen.
There are also two private conference rooms for up to four executives.
Book Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo’s Nihonbashi Package which includes accommodation, breakfast for two and the choice of a cultural experience in the historic Nihonbashi district.