The Peninsula Tokyo October 7, 2014
My Pen friends know this: "Once a Peninsula fan, always a Peninsula fan." Having worked for the distinguished hotel chain once upon a time, I understand the true meaning of luxury and the legendary Peninsula service. My Tokyo visit wouldn't have been complete if I didn't get to see this illustrious hotel property.
As with most Peninsula properties, its lobby is the focal point and the perfect place to have breakfast, lunch, or even classic afternoon tea. The Lobby boasts of "hanabi," a crystal chandelier inspired by fireworks. I just learned that overlooking this lobby is a private balcony with an exclusive table for four. It's an option available for those who want a unique afternoon tea experience. I wish I had seen that first hand.
Now the rooms! They are so spacious, luxurious, and unlike the typical accommodations in the city. (See my previous post entitled Tip Not, My Dear Sir.) I was very fortunate to take a peek inside the hotel's Deluxe Suite overlooking the Tokyo Imperial Palace Gardens. Just look at that incredible view!
After the quick tour of the suite, we approached the Concierge Desk to ask directions to the Tokyo Imperial Palace. The Concierge staff was pleased to give us a map and told us we still had plenty of time to roam the East Gardens before closing time. So off we went to our next destination!
This story was continued from Song, Dance, and Skill. A series on my Japan visit.