New inn style: Tokyo's first luxury ryokan

Style & Design Jul 30, 2016

New inn style: Tokyo's first luxury ryokan

by Danielle Demetriou

There are seasonal ikebana arrangements, tatami-mat flooring, kimono-style outfits for guests and a steaming hot onsen spring water bath. So far, so ryokan, the traditional-style Japanese inns that dot the country. Until a screen slides open in one of the guestrooms, and 11th-floor views of ...

Tokyo hotels invite guests to live in the lap of luxury

Travel Jul 23, 2016

Tokyo hotels invite guests to live in the lap of luxury

by Hiroko Kimura

Two domestic hotel operators are shaking up competition in Tokyo's luxury accommodation market by attempting to make their new properties more inviting for inbound visitors. The first such operator, Hoshino Resorts Inc., has opened a luxury ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) named Hoshinoya Tokyo in the ...