This 248-room hotel in one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers—Roppongi’s glass-sheeted Tokyo Midtown—opened its doors in 2007. The property starts on the 45th floor and espouses classic European interiors. Four colorful abstract works by California painter Sam Francis, each four meters high, dominate the lobby. Rooms and public spaces look onto Mount Fuji, the Imperial Palace, and Tokyo Bay. Expect decor that includes delicate woodwork, hand-tufted carpets, Chiyogami-patterned wall coverings, a lobby waterfall, and Murano chandeliers. The hotel proudly touts having the most expensive guest room in Japan, the Ritz-Carlton Suite, yours for the princely sum of $16,200 per night.
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Tokyo Midtown, the building containing the hotel, is a large complex with oodles of shopping. Close by, the National Art Center museum houses temporary exhibits curated by other organizations. Its wavy glass exterior is a visual treat. Roppongi and Nogizaka stations are within walking distance, allowing for easy jaunts across the city.
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Rooms: 212 rooms, 36 suites. From $605. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options: Hinokizaka is split into four areas that focus on kaiseki, sushi, tempura, and teppanyaki dining. Azure 45 supplies contemporary French cuisine. Towers, a modern bistro, sets its sights on flavors from across the globe using seasonal Japanese produce. Spa and gym details: Occupying the 46th floor, the 21,000-square-foot spa and fitness facility has 360-degree views of the city. It comes with a heated indoor pool, a fitness studio with workout equipment, and a spa with steam rooms, hot and cold baths, saunas, and nine treatment rooms.
Who's it for: Executives, empty nesters, business bosses, and old money. Our favorite rooms: If only for the brag factor, the Ritz-Carlton Suite (currently under renovation, due to be completed at the end of September 2015) has a four-poster bed, stunning views of the city and Imperial Palace outer gardens, and a gargantuan spread of 3,300 square feet. Good to know: The Ritz-Carlton Suite isn’t the only pricey thing here. The Lobby Bar serves a $14,500 Diamond Is Forever martini that includes a one-carat diamond stone. Perfect for that impromptu proposal or anniversary gift.