City Escape: E-book These New Luxurious Metropolis Lodges When Journey Makes A Comeback
Photo: Courtesy Six Senses Kocatas Mansion
From Cat Castañeda
November 25, 2020
As the demand for secluded accommodation grows, there is always room for a well-designed city hotel. Here are three that you can try around the globe.
Tokyo Edition Toranomon was designed by Kengo Kuma, the famous Japanese architect behind Tokyo’s new Olympic Stadium, and marks the brand’s debut in Japan and its third property in East Asia.
The Tokyo Edition is located in a mixture of residential and entertainment areas and is an ideal starting point to get to know the city. Guests even get a custom Edition x Tokyobike bike to make this exploration easier.
Each of the 206 guest rooms offer a breathtaking view of the skyline, but none like the Edition Penthouse, which offers a 180-degree view. As the Ian Schrager Hotel, it is sure to cause a sensation: the lively lobby lounge with a view of the gleaming Tokyo Tower and the restaurant’s 90-seater terrace are the only skyscraper restaurants of this size in the Japanese capital.
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Eco-conscious hotel brand Six Senses is expanding its urban resort offering with Six Senses Kocatas Mansions, which will fully open this month in Istanbul. The 45-room hotel is located in the well-heeled Sariyer district and is the result of the careful restoration and combination of two 19th-century villas: Kocatas Mansions and the Sait Pasa Mansion next door.
The adaptive reuse project highlights the historical architectural features of the former Ottoman-era buildings, but your gaze will inevitably be on the remarkable views of the Bosphorus. Best of all, though, you have access to the hotel’s private boat – ideal for bespoke excursions or a short trip to another continent (the Asian side of Istanbul).
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