(Business Traveller) – Luxury hotels and resorts group Aman is set to open its first residence-only development in the world in Tokyo, alongside the Japanese debut of its sister brand Janu.
The branded residences and luxury Janu hotel will be located in Tokyo within the Toranomon-Azabudai Project, an eight-hectare development which is due to be completed in 2023. The project is the result of a collaboration between Aman and Japanese developer Mori Building Co. Ltd.
The Aman Residences, Tokyo, will occupy the top 11 floors (floors 54-64) of ‘District Tower’, designed by architects Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Regarded as the tallest residential property in central Tokyo, the tower will be home to 91 residences designed by Yabu Pushelberg, and will also feature lifestyle services and a residents-only 1,400 sqm Aman Spa with panoramic city views.
Janu Tokyo will mark the brand’s first city hotel and will comprise 120 guest rooms and suites within the ‘B-2 District Tower’, which faces the development’s central square. The hotel will be designed by Denniston under the leadership of Jean-Michel Gathy, and aims to bring “a contemporary and playful spirit” to the development. The hotel will include a 3,500 sqm Janu Spa, and six dining outlets and bars.
Aman introduced the wellness-oriented brand Janu in 2020. There are currently two hotels under construction in Montenegro and Al Ula in Saudi Arabia, both of which are set to open in 2022.
Vladislav Doronin, Chairman and CEO of Aman and Janu, commented on the news:
“Launching our first urban Aman Residences in Japan is a milestone moment in the history of Aman and speaks to our brand’s close relationship and symbiosis with this country and its incredibly special culture. Working with leading developers Mori Building, and being part of the Toranomon-Azabudai project, will enable us to bring to life Aman’s fifth development within Japan, this time offering a permanent sanctuary for owners as well as exclusive access to the Aman lifestyle. Furthermore, it will provide the setting for Janu Tokyo. In this hub of culture and art, we want to connect guests to the heart of this vibrant community and offer a chance for creative expression.”
Shingo Tsuji, President and CEO of Mori Building, added:
“Tokyo must add to its magnetic power if it is to succeed in its competition with the world’s greatest cities. Mori Building is joining hands with Aman, which operates diverse world-class resorts, to provide a world-leading residential environment and hotel unlike anything ever seen in Tokyo, where people will achieve harmony with nature as well as connect with and inspire others through creativity. By realizing this new form of ‘urban wellness,’ Mori Building will enhance Tokyo’s magnetic power.”
Aman recently launched a series of road trip experiences for guests at participating properties, along with a partnership with Luggage Free to transport guests’ baggage from home to one of its resorts or hotels in a bid to make travel more hassle-free.