On February 20, 2018, The Peninsula Tokyo was named a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, one of only four in the capital to receive the coveted ranking in the publisher’s annual announcement of the world’s finest properties. In addition, the hotel’s Peninsula Spa received Forbes Five-Star status for the fourth year in a row, one of only two in Tokyo. Five-Star recognition is reserved for exceptional hotels, restaurants and spas that provide a memorable experience through virtually flawless service, the finest amenities, and comfort born from craftsmanship in design. The Peninsula Tokyo joins its sister hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Paris and Bangkok, making The Peninsula the highest Forbes Travel Guide five-star rated hotel group in the world.
In response to the accolade, General Manager of The Peninsula Tokyo, Sonja Vodusek said, “We are delighted to be recognized in this way by Forbes Travel Guide again this year. Through our commitment to offer the best service and products, we will continue our mission to be Tokyo’s first choice hotel by honoring Japanese tradition and culture by delivering efficient, engaging, elegant and experiential service. We look forward to welcoming Forbes readers and remain grateful for their continued support.” Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous, objective standards.
With these Five-Star ratings, The Peninsula Tokyo and its spa figure among the topmost tier of properties that have met the stringent luxury travel ratings of Forbes Travel Guide, the gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958. Initially published as Mobil Travel Guides, it is the originator of the ranking system that has become synonymous with excellence in the hospitality industry. Located at the crossroads of Hibiya-dori and Harumi-dori avenues in the prestigious business district of Marunouchi, opposite the Imperial Palace and Hibiya Park and a three-minute walk to Ginza’s high-end fashion houses, the 24-story Peninsula Tokyo offers superb city views, luxurious comfort, sophisticated facilities, extraordinary dining options and the legendary Peninsula service. The Peninsula Spa, a contemporary haven of warm, earthy tones and textured natural finishes, occupies 900 square meters on the hotel’s fifth and sixth floors. Here, seasoned therapists deliver bespoke treatments and therapies developed by the internationally acclaimed ESPA brand for both men and women and is exclusive to Japan’s only Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by French podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez and Margy’s Monte Carlo Treatments. Visit www.peninsula.com to find out more about the hotel’s many enticements, and www.forbestravelguide.com/award-winners for a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide ratings are compiled.