The Prince Akatoki in Marylebone, the only 5-star Japanese hotel in London, is reopening this August with a new “Taste of Japan” package to immerse guests in Japanese hospitality and culture.
Initially opened in September 2019 by StayWell Holdings, a subsidiary of Prince Hotels Inc., The Prince Akatoki is delighted to welcome guests back into the hotel, providing them with a Japanese haven of peace and calm in central London, as well as a comfortable and safe environment in line with government guidelines.
The name Akatoki comes from an Asian Japanese word for “dawn” or “daybreak,” representing a new beginning with London emerging from lockdown and Londoners looking for a place to unwind right on their doorstep. To celebrate the reopening, the hotel has launched the “Taste of Japan” package, delivering a luxury experience
Upon arrival, guests who book the “Taste of Japan” package are welcomed into their rooms with Japanese delicacies prepared by the hotel chef, an array of traditional amenities such as matcha cake and sweet sushi rolls. Complimentary cocktails are offered in The Malt Lounge, whereby the drinks preparation is turned into an art form and categorised by “Earth, Wind, Fire, Water and Void”. Traditional spirits are used such as sake, as well as quirkier flavours including yuzushu and homemade kumquat wasabi jam. In the creative hands of hotel sushi chef, guests will be fully immersed in Japanese culinary traditions with a sushi masterclass, an educational and therapeutic activity.
The “Taste of Japan” package also includes a gift unique to Japan – an ikebana flower arrangement to take home. Guests can appreciate the art of mindful flower arranging, a tradition that dates back to the 7th century, and even participate themselves by booking into a masterclass at an additional cost, to learn the artform.
For the month of August – National Wellness Month – The Prince Akatoki is curating a collection of in-room activities to keep guests rejuvenated and revived. The hotel is partnering with wellness influencers, who will host a diverse array of wellness initiatives throughout the month. The post-lockdown survival guide will include activities such as in-room yoga demonstrations and wholesome smoothie recipes in partnership with the hotel chef.
New additions at the hotel include a walking map of West London’s most loved parks such as Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Holland Park which are right on the hotel’s doorstep. Guests will be encouraged to explore open spaces, including the Japanese Gardens in Holland Park, a tranquil and peaceful place to relax. This map will be available to guests from August 3rd. The hotel will also offer guests a bespoke relaxing pillow spray turndown amenity, for an elevated sense of zen. Expertly blended with essential oils of Lavender, Vetivert and Wild Camomile, it aims to make guests feel more peaceful and relaxed.
As the capital begins to ease itself out of lockdown, hotel guests and Londoners alike will be encouraged to relax and recharge amongst light, tranquil, minimalist and meaningful interiors that hero craftsmanship and unparalleled attention to detail throughout, promoting mindfulness and tranquility at every touchpoint. Encouraging guests to be mindful, contemplative and respectful of others, The Prince Akatoki London will enlighten guests with a luxury Japanese experience, encouraging them to slow down, be in the moment and practice the art of living.