Aman’s Spirited Sister

Aman’s Spirited Sister

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Text by Uracha Chaiyapinunt

Since the opening of the first Aman resort back in 1988, multinational hospitality company Aman Resorts has been a leading name in the industry, reaching top-of-mind-status for travelers looking for a luxurious escape. True to the meaning behind its Sanskrit name (Aman translates to “peace”) the brand is known for its quiet luxury — thoughtful, subtle, discreet details in the resorts’ interior, amenities and services that have further fueled the feeling of exclusivity. Now, after 35 years in the game, Aman is getting ready to debut its sister hotel brand, Janu, coming to Tokyo first in the fall of 2023.

Janu, derived from the Sanskrit word for “soul,” is a youthful, energetic take on Aman’s quiet luxury. The hotel’s emphasis is on human interaction, playfulness and social wellness, resonating with a new generation of world travelers.

“There is great appetite in the market for experiences and destinations which encourage connection, adventure and memorable interactions,” says CEO and Chairman Vlad Doronin. “Janu has been designed to cater to this increasing demand, seeking pioneering destinations which have an energy and vibrancy reflecting the values of the brand for our first outpost. Being part of [Tokyo’s] Azabudai Hills project sets the benchmark for the brand and all other Janus to come…”

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Janu Tokyo boasts 122 guest rooms, spanning over 13 floors of the B-2 District Tower. The building has been designed by American firm Pelli Clarke & Partners (their buildings can be found all over the globe from New York to London, Buenos Aires, Milan and more, and range from mixed-use buildings to colleges, medical research centers, theaters and museums) in conjunction with interior designer Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston Architects (a long-term Aman collaborator). With six restaurants on-site, a bar, lounge and garden terrace, Janu Tokyo brings the best experience to their guests who can enjoy Japan’s culinary delights without ever stepping foot outside the property.

The most anticipated offering, though, has to be the Janu Wellness Center. At 4,000 square meters, this inner-city retreat is one of the largest wellness facilities of any luxury hotel in Tokyo. The space goes beyond the typical hotel spa to provide a contemporary take on traditional wellness beliefs. Here you’ll find five movement studios for spinning, boxing, yoga, pilates and simulated golf training; seven treatment rooms; two spa houses; and a large private gym featuring best-in-class equipment. Those looking to relax can also do so in the hydrotherapy and thermal area, or take a lap around the 25-meter heated pool or lounge pool.

Janu Tokyo is not open for bookings yet but if you’re thinking of taking a trip to Japan at the end of this year, keep an eye out on their website and social media for updates on when reservations are open. The new kid on the block, Janu Tokyo is sure to add a new energy to the capital’s already bustling scene.

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