The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

    Tokyo is the global capital of luxury consumerism, and The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo is well-positioned for those who want to experience the city’s extravagances. Set in Tokyo’s tallest skyscraper—a 53-story, glass-and-chrome tower in the newly built Roppongi development in Midtown—the hotel is connected on the ground floor to a mall with more than 100 high-end boutiques and restaurants. Upstairs, on the 53rd floor, is Japan’s most expensive guest room, a 3,000-square-foot-plus suite that, for approximately $17,000 per night, includes the use of a chauffeur-driven 2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom. Accommodations Each of the 212 guest rooms and 36 suites comes with Bulgari bath products and a 40-inch plasma-screen TV. Facilities Set on the 46th floor, the 21,500-square-foot spa and fitness center includes a lounge, indoor swimming pool, steam room, dry sauna, and hot tub. The hotel also houses a 6,030-square-foot ballroom, a wedding chapel, a beauty salon, and a photo studio. Dining Three restaurants and two bars, four of which are on the 45th floor. Choices range from contemporary Japanese at Hinokizaka to formal, continental-style cuisine at Forty Five. Concierge Recommends An early-morning excursion to the Tsukiji fish market, where you can witness the world’s largest tuna auction before Dining on sushi for breakfast. Rates From approximately $600 for a deluxe room to $17,350 for the Ritz-Carlton Suite.

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