We at BucketList.Asia just can’t seem to get enough of new hotels. This is thanks to the numerous ones opening across the continent and also amid high demand from our readers to discover new launches from reputed hotel brands, so they can perhaps experience it at their next holiday.
Today, we are covering a hotel that was launched recently in the land of the rising sun – Japan. Yes, we are talking about the Pullman Tokyo Tamachi. This hotel is special for two reasons. One, it is the Pullman brand’s first hotel in the beautiful East Asian island country. Second, this marks the 1000th Asia Pacific property from the French multinational hospitality company – AccorHotels.
So much for the background… let’s move onto the hotel itself. Opened in October 2018, this 143-room hotel is about 30 minutes from Haneda International Airport and 1.5 hours from Narita International Airport. While the hotel was constructed by Taisei Corporation, the interiors were designed by Kume Sekkei. (Both renowned companies who are experts at what they do. ) And going by the photos, they have definitely done a fab job.
Its biggest USP however (which we think all of you should experience) is their room in itself. While there are 11 types of rooms, all of them feature the tailor-made Pullman Bed from Takumi Otsuka, illy coffee machines, BOSE wireless speakers and indulgent C.O Bigelow amenities. How awesome is this. It is ensuring comfort and performance of the highest levels. It is perfect for those who just don’t want to get out and laze around in bed the entire day.
And if that’s exactly what is in your mind, as well go for their most luxurious offering – the Deluxe Suite. Speaking about the same, the hotel told BucketList.Asia, “The Deluxe Suite is a modern-day haven up on the eighth floor. From the picture windows, see the scene and sense the energy of the Yamanote Line’s coming and goings at Tamachi Station.” It added that this 81sqm suite came with dark hardwood floors, clean, minimalist lines of the sectional couch, armchair and coffee table in the living room, an immense king-size bed and a vast, airy bathroom lined with pale stone tiles, two sink, an open rain shower and finally a sleek standalone bathtub. Guest staying here are further spoilt for executive lounge access to a power breakfast in the morning and complimentary refreshments anytime.
Another of the big pluses of staying here is being located at Tamachi Station, one of the city’s most up-and-coming business districts. So you are not only surrounded by beautiful canals but also very near to msb Tamachi — a 30-storey shopping, restaurant, and office complex …. making it a big plus for foodies and shopaholics.
The location is also a big plus from the connectivity point of view. It is said to be just a short walk from the Yamanote train line, making major Tokyo districts such as Shibuya, Shinjuku and Tokyo station just a short ride away. If entertainment is on your mind, you can also head to Odaiba, a high-tech fun hub on an artificial island in Tokyo Bay via a short cruise from the nearest canal.
Next big USP is their food. That’s right. This hotel takes this as seriously as any other aspect. It provides their guests with three dining options. One is the lobby Junction, which offers barista coffees, cakes, pastries in the morning, and cool cocktails in the evening. Second is Kasa. This is the place to head to if you are in the mood for Mediterranean styled dishes with an Asian twist. What more, this restaurant which changes its all dining menu every 2 months, is headed by executive chef Thomas, who btw is trained at his craft at the William Angliss TAFE in Melbourne, Australia. A quick tip to our readers from the hotel – while visiting Kasa, do try their main fish meal.
The third dining area is the rooftop bar, called Platform 9. This is the place to head to if you are looking at Japanese styled tapas alongside cocktails. And more importantly, this is not just another namesake bar. It is headed by mixologist Asami Sato who in February 2019 won the 2nd place at Bacardi Legacy cocktail competition. Wow, so how cool would it be (literally as well) to experience an award winning cocktail here. Also when here – don’t forget to try their signature drink – the Namerakana Sour. Describing it, the hotel said, “With hints of umami this cocktail has a silky mouthfeel with a delicate, lingering flavour. Puffed Rice Vodka and Sake are reinforced with a kick from the rhizome while rounded out with a splash of cucumber and citrus.” (Now that’s the most beautiful description we have heard for a cocktail in a long time…J )
Tired of reading …. well before we conclude, we are going to reward you for scrolling so far down. The hotel is offering a complimentary glass of cocktail at JUNCTION or Platform9 to all our readers. (make sure you like our page & their page on FB). So if you are in Japan or visiting soon, go visit them ASAP!!