Reservations open for first property under Aman sister brand Janu

Reservations have opened for Janu Tokyo, the first property from Aman’s new sister brand, Janu. 

A statement from Aman Group said the new brand, meaning ‘soul’ in Sanskrit, marked “a new energising era for hospitality”. 

Janu Tokyo will open in March 2024 in Azabudai Hills, a newly constructed neighbourhood featuring Japan’s tallest skyscraper and 24,000 square metres of green space alongside offices, residences, educational institutions, galleries and more than 150 luxury retail and dining outlets. 

The only hotel within the development, Janu Tokyo features 122 rooms and suites, eight dining venues and two boutiques.

Most rooms and suites come with a private balcony with views of the city skyline or Azabudai Hill’s gardens, while Corner and Tower View Suites (pictured) benefit from dual-aspect views. Many also connect with neighbouring rooms and suites. 

An expansive wellness centre features one of Tokyo’s largest gyms, including the only boxing ring located within a hotel in Tokyo and five movement studios. There's also a spa boasting an extensive hydrotherapy and thermal area; a 25-metre heated lap pool; two signature private spa houses with cold and hot plunge pools, banya and hammam; nine treatment rooms; and a recovery studio with a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber.

For those not staying a the hotel, Janu Tokyo will offer a Wellness Collective membership enabling access to its facilities, programming and an exclusive members-only lounge. 

Food and beverage outlets include two Japanese restaurants: Iigura, which offers a choice of a la carte sashimi and small plates or omakase dining, and Sumi, which serves as a modern interpretation of the traditional sumibiyaki grill, with organic seasonal ingredients cooked over charcoal.

Guests will also find Janu Mercato, a lively, all-day dining space offering Italian cuisine from three open kitchen counters; Janu Patisserie, which offers a selection of baked goods and parfaits; Janu Grill, home to a show kitchen, two large wine cellars, a bar and counter-style seating; and Hu Jing, where guests can enjoy Cantonese signatures such as roast duck, contemporary dim sum and seafood specialities. 

Afternoon tea and light snacks will also be served in the Janu Lounge and Garden Terrace, while craft cocktails can be found in the Janu Bar. 

Aman Group’s chairman and chief executive Vlad Doronin said: "The arrival of Janu Tokyo signifies a pivotal moment in Aman Group's progression – not only introducing the energetic spirit of Janu for the very first time – but also representing the evolution and enduring strength of Aman. As we unveil this new concept in one of the world's greatest cities, my vision is for the Janu brand to trailblaze a new direction in hospitality whilst preserving, upholding and following in the illustrious footsteps of its legendary sibling Aman.”

Nightly rates at Janu Tokyo start from $944, inclusive of taxes and service charge.

Aman Group said the property is the first in a 12-strong global pipeline of projects spanning “city, country and coastal destinations”.

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