A high rise hotel in Tokyo
You have a few weeks off and enough miles for round trip airfare. What kind of trip do you plan and to where? Japan, hands down. Fly into Tokyo, post up at the Shangri-La. Or maybe somewhere smaller and more boutique, like the Aman Tokyo. Then head to Kyoto to zen out in the myriad of shrines and temples. Obviously need to go to Hiroshima—big history buff over here! Would stop in Nara, Osaka, and Nagasaki along the way as well. End the trip in a beach town like Miyakojima, an island off Japan. – Samantha Prince
Smack dab in the center of Tokyo—Japan’s frenetic capital, home to cherry blossom trees, towering temples and soaring skyscrapers—the Shangri-La Hotel, which opened in 2009, captivates guests who covet city-center accommodation. Just over a mile from Tokyo Imperial Palace and eight miles from the impressive Meiji Shrine, the hotel is located in Marunouchi, Tokyo’s bustling commercial core, on the doorstep of the city’s most iconic landmarks.
The hotel’s rooms, which range from $500 to $950 per night, are decorated in a chic, contemporary style, with desks, sofas and large windows; many suites have panoramic vistas of Tokyo’s skyline. There are two restaurants: Piacere, on the 28th floor, which combines Italian dining with garden views, and Nadaman, on the 29th floor, which puts a contemporary spin on traditional Japanese food like eggplant and egg custard. For those who want to relax after a day seeing the sights, CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La offers signature massage treatments.
Shangri-La Hotel is 45 miles from Tokyo Narita Airport; visitors can board the Narita Express, a speedy train service, from the airport and travel to Tokyo Station in less than an hour. The 200-room hotel is a short walk from the train station. Travelers can reserve a room online or see photos of the resort on Instagram.
Address: Marunouchi Trust Tower Main, 1-8-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8283, Japan