The legendary Imperial Hotel in Tokyo celebrated its 125th year of uninterrupted business on November 3 this year with the launch of renovated rooms and various special events will continue till March 31, 2016. The Imperial Hotel opened its doors in the heart of Tokyo in 1890 as Japan’s first western style luxury hotel, in an elaborate, three-storey, neo-Renaissance structure. It was replaced in 1923 by the now world famous Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel that on the day of its grand opening survived the great Kanto earthquake.
The Frank Lloyd Wright® Suite
Developed in cooperation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, the Imperial’s Frank Lloyd Wright Suite opulently evokes the legendary hotel’s 1923 ambience – from the Hopi-inspired carpets, stained glass windows and massive Oya tuff art deco wall reliefs to original light fixtures, terracotta tiling and furniture. On one of the hotel’s exclusive Imperial Floors, this impeccably maintained one-bedroom suite overlooks vast expanses of Hibiya Park and the Imperial Palace gardens.
Old Imperial Bar
The Old Imperial Bar is famous for its impeccable, discreet, masterful service, for which Newsweek magazine twice named it Japan’s best watering hole and among the top 40 bars in the world.