Edition has launched The Tokyo Edition, Ginza. For the second act of Edition in Tokyo, the brand and its creator Ian Schrager have once again joined forces with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The launch follows three years after Edition’s first foray into Japan with The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon. The Tokyo Edition, Ginza extends the brand to a corner of the city where few luxury hotels have ventured before.
The hotel has a Japanese-tinged modern brasserie, a multitude of bar concepts—including Japan’s only punch-focused cocktail bar and Ginza’s first natural wine bar—along with 86 rooms and suites. The hotel's gym is set in a corner and offers a modest selection of Technogym equipment.
Spread over 14 floors in a tower clad in vertical gardens and a latticed facade woven from metal, the hotel's 86 guestrooms range from 10 suites with separate living areas to entry-level rooms whose minimum of 440 square feet of floor space make them the largest standard rooms in the district. Each guestroom includes signature Edition faux-fur throws in white and art by Sayaka Maruyama and Takay Photography. The Penthouse Suite on the 13th floor has an open-plan living room, dining area and a fully equipped pantry kitchen.
A signature Edition venue, the Lobby Bar has a gold-colored bar surrounded by ivory fabric armchairs and a statement sofa. It serves up coffee with beans from a local roastery, alongside pastries and fresh-pressed juices for breakfasts on the go. Another Edition hallmark in the lobby is a sculptural staircase cast from white metal. It leads up to Punch Room, the inaugural Japanese outpost of Edition’s bar concept. The Punch Room’s menu, illustrated by a local artist, gives a distinctively Japanese spin to the punch recipes originally found in the private clubs of 19th-century London. Drinks draw on local spirits and ingredients, such as sake, ryokucha tea and spices from around the country, and come served as shareable cocktails in silver punch bowls with ladles. Tip: During the day, the venue is the setting for the hotel’s Afternoon Tea, where tea punches like a green tea yuzu paloma and a matcha-infused clarified milk punch come served with sweets, savories and parfaits.
The 14th floor is home to another restaurant, Sophie at Edition. Local produce sourced from small regional farms inform the restaurant’s casual brasserie-inspired menus. One floor up, The Roof delivers a green retreat. Hemmed by vertical fern gardens and olive trees, kept below eye-level to ensure views of the surrounding cityscape, this space opens to intimate plant-fringed seating nooks and long communal tables for private gatherings of all sizes. As Ginza’s first natural wine bar, The Roof offers biodynamic champagnes, rare orange wines and fizzy and bottled cocktails incorporating wines and eaux de vie from local wineries and distilleries.