Need to know
Eight-two, including 32 suites.
Noon, and earliest check-in is 3pm; both are flexible, subject to availability, if requested a day in advance. Luggage storage is available for guests arriving early or departing late.
Double rooms from $918.25 (JPY100,000), excluding tax at 24.2 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of JPY200.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates for non-Smith members generally exclude breakfast (JPY4,746 traditional Japanese breakfast or an American-style breakfast with juice, yogurt, fruit and a choice of egg dishes.)
Try the hotel’s famous black afternoon tea. The popular pastime garners over 100 reservations a day, so book ahead.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, WiFi, Bose sound system, minibar with free bottled water, tea- and coffee-making facilities, Nespresso coffee machine and Aman bath products. Suites also have wine fridges.
Our favourite rooms
You really can’t go wrong with room choices: all are impressively-sized by Tokyo standards, look out over the city and have classic Japanese minimalist design. If pushed, we’d take a Corner Suite to extend our panoramic views, but you’ll be able to indulge in long hinoki (Japanese Cypress) bath-salt soaks in oversized volcanic-rock bathtubs in any of Aman’s rooms; each has a volcanic gembu-rock tub and handy step-by-step instructions on how to properly perform the traditional bathing ritual.
Enjoy panoramic city views with your leisurely morning laps in the hotel’s 33m long indoor swimming pool: the entire high-ceilinged room and the pool itself are tiled in impressive black volcanic rock, and double-day beds are lined up along the floor-to-ceiling windows. The pool is heated in the winter, lifeguard-supervised from 6.30am to 10pm, and family friendly.
High above the bustle of Tokyo’s central business district, the zen-like Aman Spa embraces a philosophy of balance and harmony with nature; it has a Japanese bath, steam room and eight treatment rooms, two of which are for couples. Choose from a range of treatments, including hot stone massages, reflexology and acupressure facials, or splurge on a seasonal journey spa treatment with your significant other. Each journey starts with an herbal foot bath and a breathing exercise with calming Kuromoji oil, then is followed by a 90-minute massage with a 30-minute body scrub or wrap, or a 60-minute massage combined with a 30-minute body scrub and a 30-minute body wrap. Afterwards, bliss out in the spa’s city-view relaxation area.
Bring your monochrome silks and impeccable suits to complement your surroundings.
The spa also has a light-filled fitness centre for cardio and weight training, and a yoga and pilates studio with Allegro Reformers; private classes can be arranged on request.
Little Smiths are welcome, but not particularly catered to. Babysitting is available for JPY7,000 per hour, baby cots and highchairs can be provided on request, and supervised children are welcome in the pool.
Aman Tokyo is aimed at grown-ups, but little Smiths are welcome too.
Babes in arms.
Deluxe Rooms can easily accommodate brand new mini-Smiths, and suites are better suited if more mobile little Smiths are in tow.
The 33m long indoor pool is family-friendly, supervised by a lifeguard from 6.30am to 10pm, and heated during the winter. Under-16s must be accompanied into the pool by a parent.
Highchairs are available in the café and restaurant; there’s also a menu for little Smiths with offerings such as mini burgers and spaghettini.
Arrange babysitting for JPY7,000 an hour; book at least three days in advance. Additional charges apply for babysitting after 7pm and before 9am.
No need to pack
Full-size cots, high chairs, baby baths and toiletries.