TOKYO, January 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Tokyo’s famous 132-year-old Imperial Hotel Tokyo today celebrates the 100th anniversary of the opening of its second main building (commonly known as the Wright Building) designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. To celebrate this anniversary, the Imperial Hotel, Tokyomember of the Leading Hotels of the World, offers an exclusive stay in a Frank Lloyd Wright (R) suite available from January 24, 2023to March 31, 2024 (special periods such as New Year’s Day are excluded).
The Frank Lloyd Wright Suite (R) is a 214 square meter (2,303 square foot) luxury suite featuring original designs and architectural motifs from his world famous 1923-1967 Frank Lloyd Wright Hotel and other iconic structures of Wright. To be marketed as Frank Lloyd Wright (R) Suite, the JPY1,400,000 or approx. $10,850 (from January 20, 2023exchange rate) per night, the accommodation overlooks Hibiya Park and the Imperial Palace Gardens in the center Tokyo on an upper floor of the main hotel building and houses a lounge, a dining room and a bedroom (consumption and service tax included, tourist tax excluded). By using the connecting Imperial Floor Deluxe Twin room adjacent to the suite, guests can use these accommodations for up to four people at a time (¥1,410,000 for three people and JPY1,420,000 for four people).
The Frank Lloyd Wright Suite (R) is the only suite in the world to bear the American architect’s name under a name use agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation of United States. The Frank Lloyd Wright Suite (R) incorporates the design of the former Imperial Hotel Wright building, using Wright’s original carpets, furnishings and lighting, as well as the design of his private residence at United States, and reenacts them in a hotel room. Upon entering the room, one can feel Wright’s unique compression and release techniques. The lobby walls are decorated with Oya stone reliefs, reproduced from drawings of the Wright Building, and the carpets are based on design sketches Wright drew when he created the Wright Building. Wright’s designs are used throughout the building, including as wall decorations, ceiling mouldings, furniture and lamps. In addition to the decorations and furniture design, the suite also captures the flow of light and air, rather than confining them to a single space, with lattices on some walls and glass and air passages in the doors, allowing the space of the room to reflect Wright’s life.
The suite opened its doors in 2005. This is the first time that it will be offered in an exclusive stay; package includes daily breakfast, in-room check-in and check-out, and guest attendant service. The hotel’s exclusive concierge service will assist guests with their journey from the moment they book. Drink service is available daily at the Old Imperial bar, which features Wright’s original 1923 design. A tea service is also included in the Toko-an, a tea ceremony hall designed by Togo Murano, an architect famous for his work in the sukiya style (Japanese architectural style). An unlimited minibar with local seasonal fruit juices, beer, wine, whiskey and Japanese sake is included. Use of laundry, swimming pool, and fitness center is available.
The living room: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/prwfile/release/M100588/202301182229/_prw_PI5fl_86Icd5MD.jpg
Dining room: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/prwfile/release/M100588/202301182229/_prw_PI4fl_gjenDK23.jpg
In 2023, the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Wright Building, the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo began marketing exhibits and products related to the Wright Building in addition to accommodations in the Frank Lloyd Wright (R) Suite.
Former imperial bar
A patrician homage to the architectural heritage of Frank Lloyd Wright’s hotel, with intriguing motifs from the 1923 Imperial Hotel and masterfully concocted spirits from around the world, the Old Imperial Bar offers two original cocktails selected at a internal competition to celebrate its 100th anniversary. . Under the theme of the Jewel of the Orient, the Imperial Hotel organized a competition in the cocktail and non-alcoholic categories. “LUGEND” was voted best cocktail. (*LUGEND is a coined word that combines Lux in Latin and Legend in English). It’s a cocktail that expresses the link between United Statesthe hometown of Frank Lloyd Wright, and Japan by combining American bourbon whiskey with amazake, a sweet and fermented drink well known in Japan. The price is JPY2,640 (consumption tax included, service charge excluded). In the non-alcoholic category, a cocktail named “Gratitude for 100 years” was created, flavored with peach and cherry blossom syrup. Soymilk is used so that customers from diverse cultures and food backgrounds can enjoy the service. The price is JPY2,200 (consumption tax included, service charge excluded).
Two original cocktails, LUGEND and Gratitude for 100 years (from right): https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/prwfile/release/M100588/202301182229/_prw_PI2fl_WZL8FqHy.jpg
Former Imperial Bar: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/prwfile/release/M100588/202301182229/_prw_PI3fl_3Zvi2IMm.jpg
Gargantua, the hotel’s delicatessen with a range of beautiful and delicious specialties prepared with great care by the artisans of the Imperial Hotel, offers a very rare cookie box designed from the drawing of a brochure created by Kenichi Shigeoka, who was commissioned to create a mural for the “Peacock Room” Banquet Hall in the Wright Building. The price is ¥4,320 (consumption tax included).
Wright’s Imperial Birthday Cookies: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/prwfile/release/M100588/202301182229/_prw_PI7fl_Lj8BV2S7.jpg
Exhibition “The Imperial Age”
In the “Imperial Times” exhibition space on the 1st floor of the main building, “The Wright Imperial; a Century and Beyond” is on display. It showcases the exquisite architectural beauty of the Wright Building and the culture of the Imperial Hotel that was created and transmitted through the Wright Building. Along with a reprint of period maid uniforms, the exhibit will also feature the Japanese who supported the Wright Building (architect Arata Endo and painter Kenichi Shigeoka), as well as furniture and furnishings used in the Wright Building. Guests can also note the disappearance of the Wright building, the birth of the current main building and a perspective of the new main building which is expected to be rebuilt from 2031 under the concept of the jewel of the Orient, which represents the Wright building.
“Imperial Times” Exhibition Space: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/prwfile/release/M100588/202301182229/_prw_PI8fl_1XafLB6E.jpg
For more information on “Imperial Hotel 2nd Generation Main Building” and “Frank Lloyd Wright”, please visit: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/attach/202301182229-O1-oeKf3lm4.pdf
Official site: https://www.imperialhotel.co.jp/e/tokyo/
SOURCE Imperial Hotel, Ltd.