The sister brand of Aman is making its global debut, beginning right here in Tokyo. Last December ‘Janu Tokyo’ began accepting accommodation reservations for the first time and is slated to officially open in Azabudai Hills in March 2024. The hotel is located within the complex that opened its doors last November and stands as the sole hotel within the development.
Redefining Luxury Hospitality
Janu, derived from the Sanskrit word for ‘soul,’ embodies a hotel and residence concept centered on fostering connections, restoring harmony, and sharing joy. This luxury lifestyle brand brings forth a distinctive vision encompassing the principles of connection, inspiration, and curiosity. It seamlessly merges Aman’s 35-year tradition with the global real estate development and hospitality expertise of its founder and CEO, Vlad Doronin.
Janu Tokyo is the inaugural project of the Janu brand, set to expand to 12 global locations in the future, including urban, remote, and beach destinations. Vlad Doronin, the founder and CEO, expressed the significance of Janu Tokyo:
“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.”
Designed by visionary architects Pelli Clarke & Partners, the hotel is located in the Residence A tower at Azabudai Hills. It features 122 rooms and suites spread across 8 floors, all bathed in abundant natural light. Additionally, there are eight restaurants and bars, along with an extensive wellness and spa facility covering approximately 4,000 square meters.
A World Class Wellness Facility and Spa
The wellness facility, Janu Wellness, spanning approximately 4,000 square meters, boasts Tokyo’s largest gym (340 square meters) and five movement studios for group exercises, including boxing and spin classes. It is equipped with world-class training, recovery, and relaxation facilities. The hydrotherapy and thermal area feature a 25m heated pool, a lounge pool, and two private spa houses with a hot tub (Hammam – a sauna originating from Turkey, and Banya – a sauna originating from Russia) offering cold and hot plunges. Additionally, there are nine treatment rooms and a recovery studio with a high-pressure therapy room. Access is exclusively reserved for hotel guests and Janu Tokyo Wellness Collective members, who also have access to a private member’s lounge, ensuring a privileged and exclusive experience in wellness and fitness.
A Diverse Range of Eight Restaurants & Bars
An all-day dining spot where you can savor the rich culinary culture of Italy. The restaurant features a bright dining area with a glass atrium extending up to the second floor, allowing ample natural light to illuminate the space. Terrace seating, exuding a European ambiance and overlooking the lush green courtyard of Azabudai Hills, is also available for an exceptional, leisurely dining experience.
A contemporary ode to the long and rich history of European pastry making, Janu Patisserie features elevated traditional European confections such as fresh pastries and baked goods. In the dining area, you can indulge in fresh desserts like seasonal parfaits made with quality ingredients. Additionally, there’s a takeaway menu, making it a convenient choice for delightful gifts.
A reinterpretation of the rich tradition and storied history of Washoku and Edomae sushi. The chefs craft exquisite sushi, sashimi, and small plates using the freshest seasonal ingredients sourced from land and sea. The diverse selection of dishes reflects the best of every season. Guests can indulge in omakase courses at the counter or choose à la carte options at the table seating.
A contemporary interpretation of sumibiyaki, the traditional charcoal grilling technique. Sumi serves the finest seasonal organic ingredients grilled over charcoal, with the menu offering pairings with premium wines and Japanese sake.
Centered around the small joys of cooking over direct heat, the Janu Grill serves the highest quality meats and seafood, sourced locally from some of the world’s finest producers. Additionally, the restaurant features a spectacular live kitchen, two large wine cellars, a bar, and counter seating.
Honoring the essence of classic Chinese dishes from different regions, Hu Jing presents a rich menu that contemporarily approaches Cantonese specialties while incorporating traditional techniques. Indulge in a variety of dim sum, fresh seafood dishes, and signature delights, including the renowned roast duck, complemented by a selection of natural wines for pairing.
■Janu Lounge & Garden Terrace
Enjoy afternoon tea, light snacks, and seasonal delicacies in the high-ceilinged lounge or on the Garden Terrace. Also, indulge in an exclusively curated selection of international teas and coffees.
Escape the daytime hustle and bustle in the sophisticated ambiance of Janu Bar and savor contemporary craft cocktails that blend Janu Tokyo’s unique twist with traditional mixology.
Guest Rooms that create a harmonious blend of relaxation and energy
Occupying the 6th to 13th floors of Janu Tokyo, the accommodations designed by Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston, range from generous 55㎡ guest rooms to expansive 284㎡ suites. The interiors seamlessly blend timeless Asian aesthetics with contemporary European elements, creating a space that emphasizes minimalist design and symmetry while prioritizing comfort and relaxation.
Many rooms feature private balconies, offering expansive views of the city skyline and the lush surroundings of Azabudai Hills. Guests can relish the openness and immerse themselves in the vibrant energy of the city. The unique windows in the Corner Suites and Tower View Suites provide panoramic views from two sides. Additionally, many rooms are designed as convenient connecting rooms for group or family travel. Each room is equipped with spacious bathrooms featuring double sink vanities, rain showers, and custom-designed bathtubs. Charming living areas and double closets contribute to the overall comfort, ensuring meticulous attention to detail in every aspect.
The Janu Suite, with an expansive 284㎡ of space, stands as the largest suite within the hotel. Guests can take in the panoramic views of Tokyo Tower and the skyline from two expansive private balconies. This suite is equipped with a contemporary kitchen featuring a counter, a dining table accommodating up to six people, a separate study and library, and a spacious lounge. It exudes a luxurious ambiance for relaxation, providing a welcoming home-away-from-home experience. By connecting with three adjoining rooms, including the adjacent suite, the total area expands to an impressive 519㎡, establishing it as the most extensive suite among Tokyo’s luxury hotels.
As a premier destination for shopping, dining, arts & culture, and more, Azabudai Hills is not only home to notable restaurants and shops but also boasts the presence of TeamLab Borderless. The surrounding area serves as a vibrant hub, showcasing the latest in Tokyo. Consider Janu Tokyo as your top choice for your next visit to the city, where you can experience the epitome of luxury hospitality and relaxation right in the heart of the capital.
Location: 1-2-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0041, Japan
Inquiries: +81 03-6731-2333
Official Website: https://www.janu.com
Official Instagram: @janutokyo