Relish the panoramic views of Ginza through the dual motifs of hana and iki at The Gate Hotel Tokyo, which is part of a group of intimate lifestyle hotels that unite guests with local communities through design.

The Gate Hotel is a group of intimate lifestyle hotels that serve as a gateway to local communities, creating a sense of unity with the environment. The first hotel in the series opened in Asakusa, Japan, and the second hotel opened in Ginza in late 2018. Featuring a collection of foil, paper, and ceramic art pieces, The Gate Hotel aims to provide peaceful and memorable experiences for all of its guests.

The Gate Hotel Tokyo had its interior designed by Gensler and welcomes guests from home and abroad. The design firm has redefined Ginza, a special place in Tokyo known for its cultural spots such as the Kabuki Theatre and high-fashion stores. As the sun sets, pedestrians and neon lights create an atmospheric metropolis. The Gate Hotel Tokyo adds to the charm of Ginza with its brightly lit shopping streets, home to brands exuding class and elegance.

The Gate Hotel Tokyo is now a flagship of the brand and occupies the 4th to 13th floors of the Hulic Square Tokyo building, providing guests with stunning panoramic views of the Ginza district. The hotel has six different variations of rooms, all inspired by Ginza’s exotic atmosphere. Drawing from the design concept of hana, representing Ginza’s glamorous and elegant elements, and iki, representing a sophisticated look, The Gate Hotel Tokyo has achieved smooth and efficient operation and impressive customer experiences through Gensler’s consistent design from the interior to art and fixtures.

Gensler successfully brought the vision for The Gate Hotel Tokyo to fruition through their expertise in design. The design firm seamlessly incorporated the charm of Ginza with the hotel’s cultural essence, resulting in a place where guests can unwind and experience a sense of openness. The combination of these features makes The Gate Hotel Tokyo a premier destination.

Float in the Sky:
The hotel’s suite room, perfect for visitors seeking a luxurious stay, offers access to an open-air jet bath with spectacular views of Ginza, especially in the evening. The room also features a bookshelf stocked with both English and Japanese literature and travel guides.

In addition to the suite room, The Gate Hotel Tokyo’s premier Luxe guestrooms offer a luxurious experience with carpets inspired by the neon lights of Ginza and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow sunlight to flood the room during the day. At night, the view from the bed creates the illusion of floating above Ginza, and the sofa placed by the windows allows guests to fully appreciate the cityscape with a special ambiance.

Premium Lounge:
At The Gate Hotel Tokyo, hotel guests can access the premium lounge, which offers a stunning view of the Ginza landscape. The lounge features a variety of chairs, including a rocking chair and a vivid blue sofa for two, where guests can relax and take in the panoramic views. When the weather is nice, the lounge is the ideal spot for guests to read a book, soak up some sun, or enjoy a drink or two while lounging at the top of the hotel.

Feel the Pulse of the City:
The Gate Hotel Tokyo is designed to interact with the city, providing guests with a unique experience and access to the Ginza atmosphere. As they relax and enjoy their time in the hotel, guests can take in the quintessential sounds of Tokyo, including traffic ambiance and the voices of pedestrians in the background.

At the end of their stay, guests leave The Gate Hotel Tokyo with a peaceful and memorable experience. Through the concept of hana and iki, they have had the opportunity to fully experience the unique culture of the city, not just within the hotel, but in Ginza as a whole.

Project: The Gate Hotel
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Design Studio: Gensler
Photo Credits: Koichi Imabayashi / Kawasumi-Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office, Mitsubishi Jisho Design Inc.

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