23 March 2015
Vladislav Doronin’s vision for the urbanisation of Aman was realised with the spectacular official opening party of Aman Tokyo at the Otemachi Tower, Tokyo, Japan last week.
Guests included distinguished members from Tokyo’s business elite, celebrities, Aman partners, and global Aman guests. Hollywood was represented with Aman regulars Edward Norton and Drew Barrymore who, following the event, left to visit Amanoi in Vietnam, which was opened in late 2103.
Over 400 guests enjoyed the sake from the official breaking of the Sake barrel and some of the finest vintage champagne. As well as a live painting performance from Japanese artist Saori Kanda, guests were entertained with live music from OPUS X and a trio of opera singers – Riccardo Massi, Stephen Higgins and Nino Sugurladze. The evening concluded with music arranged by DJ Ruckus.
Vladislav Doronin, the majority shareholder of Aman, said,
“Although Aman Tokyo is set in a vibrant metropolis it maintains all the key elements that make Aman so unique and it is challenging to be one of the best hotels in Japan if not the world.”
He went on to say,
“Seeing my vision for ‘Aman urbanisation’ become a reality and the first of several planned city-based Aman hotels is very special indeed. I would like to thank Aman’s new management team, who organised this fantastic event, and I am happy to have played my role in making this newest addition to Aman a happen in tough financial conditions for the industry. I hope everyone enjoyed the evening and it was particularly wonderful to see so many of my fellow ‘Aman junkies’ at the Aman Tokyo – it is an amazing new hotel.”