Aman’s sister brand Janu is set to open its first hotel, Janu Tokyo, this autumn. Janu will deliver an elevated guest experience akin to Aman, while providing a spirited social scene in contrast to Aman’s whisper-quiet seclusion. Presenting a soulful setting in Azabudai Hills, Tokyo’s modern urban village, the hotel will feature 122 guestrooms, a vibrant dining scene and wellness facilities.
Claiming 13 floors in total, from the ground up, Janu Tokyo is located in the B-2 District Tower designed by Pelli Clarke & Partners with interiors by long-term Aman collaborator Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston Architects. All guestrooms will feature floor-to-ceiling windows with the majority having private balconies. Ranging from 600-square-foot Deluxe Rooms to the 30,000-square-foot Janu Suite, there will be several connecting rooms encouraging travel with family and friends.
Janu Tokyo will feature six restaurants as well as a bar, lounge and garden terrace. The Janu Wellness Center, spanning over 44,000 square feet, will offer a range of facilities including five movement studios, seven treatment rooms, a gym, a hydrotherapy and thermal area centered around an 82-foot heated lap pool, a separate lounge pool, as well as two Spa Houses.
Vlad Doronin, chairman and CEO of Aman and Janu, said: “The development and creation of Janu has been born from Aman Group’s long-term strategic vision, responding to the demand from our wider cohort of guests and the luxury traveler for the hallmarks of the Aman offering in terms of service and excellent design, but with a different pace and spirit. There is great appetite in the market for experiences and destinations which encourage connection, adventure, and memorable interactions. Janu has been designed to cater to this increasing demand, seeking pioneering destinations which have an energy and vibrancy reflecting the values of the brand for our first outpost. Being part of the Azabudai Hills project sets the benchmark for the brand and all other Janus to come and, with Janu Tokyo a fitting flagship, we can connect to the heart of this vibrant community and an inspirational ‘new world’ hub of culture and art.”
Created and managed by Mori Building Co. Ltd., Tokyo’s newest landmark, Azabudai Hills, is a lifestyle district centered around green spaces and wellbeing, planned for completion this year. The development will be home to offices, residences, a hotel, international school, shops, restaurants and cultural facilities—besides Aman Residences, Tokyo, located in a separate building from Janu Tokyo. Set to complete in 2023, the residences, designed by Yabu Pushelberg, will offer 91 exclusive homes, as well as lifestyle services and a residents-only 15,000-square-foot Aman Spa with panoramic city views.
Janu Tokyo’s pre-opening and launch will be led by Noriko Tanaka, who will serve as Janu’s first general manager. The ideal hospitality professional with her wealth of knowledge in the destination, Tanaka’s experience includes spending the past four years as GM at Amanemu, in Japan’s Ise Shima region.