The Gate Hotel Tokyo
The Gate Hotel is a gateway in TOKYO. It is a refreshing oasis in the sprawling city. For extraordinary and perfectly ordinary days. When it’s time to reconnect, open the GATE and let the busy days melt away.
The hotel is located in the Ginza area of the city and one of the appeals of this hotel is its location, which is perfect for sightseeing. Famous places in Tokyo such as the Imperial Palace, Ginza, and Kabukiza are all within walking distance. Two subway stations and a JR station are located within a three-minute walking distance, so other sightseeing areas can be reached easily. Asakusa, Ueno, Shinjuku, and Shibuya are all just one short train ride away.
One of the city’s top shopping districts, Ginza is packed with upmarket boutiques, as well as ritzy cocktail and sushi bars. Fine jewelry is sold in the 1930s Wako Honkan department store, while ultramodern Ginza Place deals in high-tech electronics. On weekends, main drag Chuo Dori becomes a stylish pedestrian promenade. Traditional Japanese dance and drama are staged at the landmark Kabuki-za theater.
The Ginza townscape, with its many high-fashion stores, can be observed from the hotel. The pedestrians and the bright neon lights create the atmosphere of a metropolis. Ginza, with cultural spots such as Kabukiza, along with its high-end shopping, is on the east side of the hotel. To the south, there is Shinbashi, which has many izakayas (taverns). Hibiya Park and the Imperial Palace are located on the west side, with the skyscrapers around Tokyo Station on the north side.
The symbol for THE GATE HOTEL uses the letter for “gate”, 門 (mon). The horizontal lines represent the floors, and the spaces between the floors represent the unseen services which are performed. The subdued gold color is the image of an elegant and calm ambiance.
The hotel itself is pretty new, it opened its doors in December 2018. The reception is on the 4th floor, where you will also found a beautiful outdoor sitting area with incredible views of the Ginza area. Additionally, in most of the spaces, the seating area is set by the window to feel the cityscape and the neighborhood. The interior design was developed with the concept of Hana & Iki with gorgeous art and chic design.
The Gate Hotel Tokyo features six types of rooms. And the most luxurious two are a Suite Room with balcony and jacuzzi and the Luxe King Room.
The Gate Suite Room has a broad dining table and an L-shaped sofa, along with a separate bedroom, making guests feel like they are living in a high-rise apartment in Tokyo. It also comes with an open-air jacuzzi on the balcony and incredible view.
The Luxe King Rooms are located on floors 6 to 12. But the most special one is on the 12th floor and its charm is that it’s a corner room with two windows. The room is bright during the day, and dreamlike at night. The carpet design is inspired by the neon lights of Ginza. Looking out the window from the bed will make guests feel like they are floating in the sky, over the city. To help guests better enjoy the view, all the sofas are by the windows, with the Ginza nightscape creating a special ambiance.
All rooms are designed with comfort in mind and offer a breathtaking view of the city. They all have beds with mattresses made by the famous brand Simmons, which has a history of making mattresses for over 145 years. The bathrooms are spacious and have Raindance showers which will allow you to enjoy a gentle shower experience and free amenities from “GemiD” which is the first cosmetics brand in Japan to use all-natural ingredients in their products. In the living area of the room, you will find a Nespresso Coffee machine and custom made speakers that give a beautiful and natural sound. To make your stay even more comfortable you will find nightwear made from a double gauze fabric.
The breakfast is served at the 4th-floor restaurant, Anchor Tokyo. You can choose the main dish from the menu. The most popular choice is the Eggs Benedict, with the fluffy egg and cheese pairing with the salmon and bacon. For side dishes, you can visit the Vegetable Station that offers a selection of vegetables, bread, homemade jams, and freshly squeezed juices. Delicious!
Anchor Tokyo is open 24 hours a day to the hotel guests, who can come and use the bar counter seats. The purpose of the 24-hour service is to serve guests who arrive late in the night on late flights or guests who suffer from jet lag.
There is also a Teppanyaki restaurant with a selection of wagyu beef or seafood, cooked on a hot plate and a hotel lobby bar with a bright and open lounge and terrace with incredible views.
On the 13th floor, you will find The Premium Lounge open to all the hotel guests from 6:00 to 13:00. The view from here is simply breathtaking.
The Gate Hotel Tokyo is located right in the center of Ginza with unlimited shopping options and also close to the subway, so you can visit other parts of the city. The hotel is beautiful with spacious rooms, lovely restaurants, friendly staff members and incredible views.
The place is perfect for a Tokyo stay and we would return in a heartbeat!
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