The Capitol Hotel Tokyu Japan
The Capitol Hotel Tokyu
2-10-3, Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyu Hotels Co., Ltd.
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
5-stars Luxury, Preferred HOTEL & RESORTS L.V.X.
THE CAPITOL HOTEL TOKYU
History & Story
The Capitol Hotel Tokyu has a long history of providing luxury accommodation, originally starting in 1963 under the name of The Tokyo Hilton Hotel. The hotel is located between the Prime Minister’s official residence, the Imperial Palace and Hie Shrine, puts guests at the beating heart of Japan’s metropolis. Entering the property through a bamboo grove into the Kengo Kuma-designed entrance hall, this Japanese-owned hotel incorporates the calming aesthetics of a traditional Japanese inn, including sliding paper doors, within an ultra-modern skyscraper. The hotel offers exclusive experiences for guests – including geisha-hosted dinners and Shinto ceremony experiences – and is a favourite haunt of an array of international VIPs.
The hotel was rebuilt from the ground up and reopened in 2010. The Capitol Hotel Tokyu was designed by world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma, who is also the architect behind the new National Stadium in Tokyo for the upcoming 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Frequented by Japanese dignitaries and international VIPs, the hotel is known for its privacy, its exclusive location next to the greenery of Imperial Palace and its high level of personalised service. Even after being completely renovated, the hotel honors its long history as one of Tokyo’s premier hotels, and keeps in touch with its roots through authentic Japanese aesthetics.
The hotel occupies one of the best locations in downtown Tokyo, with easy access to famous shopping and dining areas such as Ginza, Roppongi, Shibuya, Omotesando or Harajuku. The hotel is well connected with two subway stations (servicing four subway lines), and is serviced by a constant flow of taxis. Despite being close to the busy streets of Akasaka, guests are able to savour the quiet natural surroundings of Hie Shrine, a serene space surrounded by natural beauty where it is possible to escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.
Key sites/activities in the area
Just outside the hotel, you will find the beautiful Hie Shrine dating back to the 15th century, surrounded by luscious greenery. Alternatively, you can stroll around the Imperial Palace grounds – in spring you can enjoy the fleeting floral beauty of cherry blossoms directly from a boat at the Hanzo moat.
There are pieces from some of 20th-century Japan’s great masters, including ink wash paintings by Toko Shinoda, a distinguished painter who is still being active even at the age of 106, sculpture by Sofu Teshigahara, and many subtle pieces that are referencing to the rich history of the hotel and its surrounding area.
Although children are welcome in the hotel, however, the fitness club and swimming pool are restricted to adults who are 18 years old and over only.
Each of the 251 guestrooms and suites at The Capitol Hotel Tokyu effortlessly blends minimalist Japanese traditions with modern style. Shoji paper screens can be moved around , making larger rooms fully customisable, while 19ft / 6m windows offer superb views of Tokyo. Interiors are refined and calming with natural wood fittings and traditional artwork. Those wishing access to The Capitol Lounge SaRyoh should choose club rooms or suites for access, and for the ultimate VIP experience, book one of the suites on the upper floors with panoramic views of the Tokyo skyline.
o The Capitol Suite : 223.4m² – 1 room
o Sanno Suite : 184.6m² – 1 room
o Garden Suite : 105.5m² – 3 rooms
o Junior Suite : 64.5 m² – 1 room
o Executive Suite : 104.7m² – 8 rooms
o Club Deluxe King / Twin : 44.9m² – 32 rooms
o Club Premier Corner Twin : 59.3m² – 3 rooms
o Club Premier King : 64.5m² – 4 rooms
o Deluxe King/Twin : 44.8 m² – 144 rooms
o Premier Corner King/Twin : 57.8 m² – 36 rooms
o Premier King : 63.5m² – 18 rooms
Restaurants & Bars
• Suiren – The signature restaurant, separated from the world by a tranquil water feature, carefully prepares traditional yet artistic dishes with an abundance of seasonal seafood and vegetables. The kaiseki menu changes monthly, so you can enjoy new sensations whenever you visit. Alternatively, take a seat at the Sushi bar to sample fresh fish sourced daily, savor the seasonal ingredients prepared in Tempura style or enjoy theatrical grill cooking at the Teppanyaki station.
• Star Hill – Chef Noboru Kobayashi serves a refined yet dynamic selection of classic Chinese delicacies prepared with luxury ingredients. The famous weekend buffet with 110 dishes, all made-to-order, attracts many regular guests every week. With seven private dining rooms, this is a perfect choice for business lunches and private parties.
• All Day Dining ORIGAMI – The menu delicately prepared by chef Naohito Nakamura offers a mix of international favorites, from burgers to bouillabaisse, including famous specialties from the old Capitol Tokyu Hotel.
• The Capitol Bar – Unwind at the sophisticated bar serving a vast selection of Japanese and international whiskey, Cuban cigars, and light snacks.
Two floors of state of the art fitness and spa facilities include a 20-metre indoor swimming pool, a gym, and a jacuzzi, all with a breathtaking view of the Imperial Palace. There is also a luxury barber for those wishing to have a quick trim.
The Carju Rajah TIADO spa offers extensive pampering and treatments.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Located in central Tokyo and connected directly to subway stations, the hotel is a convenient venue for events such as weddings, parties, seminars and business meetings.
Ho’oh Ballroom : 540m², up to 500 guests
Kiri Banquet Room : 180m², up to 170 guests
Fuji, Sakura, Tachibana Function Rooms : 52m², up to 48 guests (each)
Capitol Salon : small gatherings up to 14 people
Extra Notable Features
• Tea Ceremony in a Suite Room : Wearing a kimono of your choice, guests are invited to experience a traditional tea ceremony in the suite room.
• Evening with geishas : Guests are welcomed with refined Japanese cuisine and entertained by traditional performances by geisha.
• Sacred Shinto Ritual Experience in Hie Shrine : Hotel guests can experience a sacred Shinto ritual performed by priests to pray for their individual wishes.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
• Forbes Travel Guide 5 stars
• Forbes Travel Guide 4 stars
• Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice 2019 Award Recipient
• Wooden Straw Project for sustainability in world was awarded by GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2019
• Japanese Restaurant Suiren was chosen one of LA LISTE for two consecutive years in 2018 and 2019. LA LISTE is a famous French ranking list featuring the top 1,000 restaurants in the world.
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