Aman’s new sister brand, Janu, will bring a luxury guest experience centred on connection to Tokyo with the opening of its first hotel later this year.
Centred on social connection, adventure, and memorable interactions, Janu, a new luxury hospitality brand by Aman, will open a hotel in Tokyo in the northern hemisphere in autumn 2023.
The new concept will offer a high-end guest experience in a similar vein to Aman, with an emphasis on social interaction in contrast to Aman’s more secluded style. Janu Tokyo will open in the city’s new Azabudai Hills development, an 8.1-hectare hub hosting offices, residences, a hotel, an international school, shops, restaurants, and cultural facilities.
The hotel will be spread over 13 floors of the B-2 District Tower designed by Pelli Clarke & Partners, while interiors are by renowned designer Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston Architects. One hundred and twenty-two guest rooms and suites ranging from 55m2 to 284m2 will feature floor-to-ceiling windows, and most will have private balconies.
Six restaurants and a bar, lounge, and garden terrace will include a patisserie, an Italian food emporium, a Chinese restaurant, and a grill restaurant with an open kitchen and bar. Two Japanese restaurants will focus on sushi and sumibiyaki, respectively.
The 4,000m2 Janu Wellness Centre is set to be one of the largest wellness facilities of any luxury hotel in Tokyo. In keeping with Janu’s emphasis on social experiences, the spa will centre on a social wellness and goal-setting concept that will see group classes in five moment studios, including spinning, boxing, yoga, Pilates, and simulated golf training. Seven treatment rooms, a gym, a hydrotherapy and thermal area, a 25-metre lap pool, a separate lounge pool, and two spa houses will also be available for guests.
Vlad Doronin, Chairman and CEO of Aman and Janu, said: “The development and creation of Janu has been born from Aman Group’s long-term strategic vision, responding to the demand from our wider cohort of guests and the luxury traveller for the hallmarks of the Aman offering in terms of service and excellent design, but with a different pace and spirit. There is great appetite in the market for experiences and destinations which encourage connection, adventure, and memorable interactions. 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.”
The opening of Janu in the Azabudai Hills precinct will be complemented by Aman Residences, Tokyo, offering 91 homes, lifestyle services, and a residents-only, 1,400m2 Aman Spa with panoramic city views.