Walking into the Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel in Tokyo’s posh neighbourhood of Ginza immediately evokes a feeling of ease. Greeted by attentive staff inside the impressive lobby, there’s a gorgeous display of fresh Cherry Blossoms about to sprout between modern velvet sofas wedges in between stunning backlit marbled walls.
Located just steps away from the famous Ginza crossing, the Millennium Mitsui Garden is the newest of the Mitsui Fudosan Hotel Management group properties, opening in 2014. It has everything you could want from a hotel in a totally foreign country, not to mention it’s walking distance from a number of department stores including Barney’s New York, Hankyu Men’s, Takashimya, 0101, Tokyu Hands as well as the uber cool Dover Street Market. Not to mention it’s just a short walk from the Tsukiji fish market, a popular tourist destination, as well as Sukiyabashi Jiro, one of Tokyo’s most coveted Michelin-starred restaurants (if you can manage to get a reservation).
You’ll find a mix modern of Japanese and Western fixtures in the rooms which are large than most hotel rooms at around 20 square meters. On the Japanese side is a high tech toilet, something we’ve come to welcome (really there’s nothing better than a warm toilet seat), a wireless steam iron, a pair of monogrammed pajamas, two types of pillows, and a humidifier (useful in the winter months). There’s a television concealed behind a graphic print wall that rolls to open when in use and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Ginza streets and the iconic Kabukiza Theatre.
In the bathroom there’s a shower which offers the choice of a waterfall as well as a normal head, placed beside a large elegant soaking tub. A round light up mirror and marble countertops exude understated elegance while all the usual amenities are exceeded by a toothbrush, tooth paste, fold up hair brush, milky face wash, and even face oil.
Other amenities at the Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel include all day dining at their restaurant NiKO which offers gourmet Japanese meals and boasts a set course menu with an all-you-can-drink option, a vending area on each floor, parking, and more.
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