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A Discovery of Self at THE SPA at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi

A sky-high realm of wellbeing and beauty, where ancient healing rituals meet ultra-advanced technologies

August 12, 2020,
Tokyo, Japan

With Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi opening its doors on September 1, 2020, THE SPA is set to redefine wellbeing and beauty in today’s Tokyo. From the moment patrons board the dedicated elevator that whisks them up to THE SPA on the 39th floor, they enter a tranquil realm where all five senses are engaged and relaxed. It is hard to believe one is still in the heart of bustling, restless Tokyo. Time slows down at this Zen-inspired sanctuary, where guests can embark on a journey to discover their best selves.

Soaring high above Otemachi, the lifestyle facilities at Four Seasons feature sweeping views of the Imperial Palace gardens and the city. Five Spa treatment rooms provide luxurious privacy for body and facial treatments, including a couple’s treatment room. Guests are invited to extend their rejuvenating journey with water and heat facilities: steam rooms and ofuro (Japanese baths) are available in both locker rooms, separate for male and female guests.

Framed by panoramic cityscapes, the 20-metre (67-foot) indoor heated pool is complemented by refreshing mist chairs and a hydro-massage vitality pool. Guests can savour a special poolside menu of refreshing drinks and light bites, made with seasonal ingredients. The fully-equipped gym looks out at the Imperial Gardens by day and the glittering Tokyo skyline at night – the perfect backdrop for any kind of workout, be it yoga, cardio or HIIT.

Helmed by Director of Spa and Fitness Eriko Mutoh, a team of qualified therapists and trainers deliver highly-customised service, tailored to the unique needs of each guest – “the true meaning of luxury,” as Eriko notes. THE SPA draws inspiration from timeless Japanese traditions of wellness, along with the latest innovations in science. Specialised beauty machines offer results that are rarely available at hotel spas, while carefully-curated products reflect the very best of Japan, along with select international brands such as Valmont from Switzerland. A collection of bespoke lifestyle products curated by ADELAIDE is available for purchase at the spa boutique.

From design and fragrance to flowers and linen – all the elements at THE SPA work in harmony to create a calm, positive energy. Classical Japanese elements are interpreted in contemporary style, evoking a singular sense of place. “Each of our treatments begin and end with the resonant sounds of the Orin, a traditional Japanese bell whose vibrations are believed to reach heaven,” explains Eriko, highlighting the attention to detail that sets Four Seasons apart.

The signature wellbeing ritual, designed by THE SPA team, is inspired by yakusugi – Japanese cedars that have lived for a millennium or more. Famed for their resiliency, these trees grow in the forests of Yakushima, a beloved spot for shinrin-yoku (forest bathing). This meditative ritual envelops guests in the forest’s embrace: start with a gentle exfoliation using yakusugi flour, followed by a transcendent massage with yakusugi oil. “We use sustainably-sourced yakusugi products, harvested from fallen pieces of wood,” adds Eriko.

The signature beauty ritual is a next-generation facial that turns back the years, undoing damage done by age, stress and environment. Radio frequencies penetrate deep within the skin’s sub-dermal layer, boosting collagen production and circulation. The lifting and firming effects can be observed after the very first treatment. Dull skin is powerfully revitalised, while fine lines and wrinkles are noticeably softened, bringing back a natural luminosity.

The wellbeing facilities at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi cater to in-house guests, residents, day visitors, and especially to Tokyo residents and expats who opt for lifestyle membership. Members gain premium access to the spacious gym and panoramic swimming pool, along with special privileges at THE SPA. The lifestyle calendar features sessions with visiting experts, opening doors to alternative methodologies such as energy-work and meditation.

Easily accessible for busy professionals in Otemachi, this urban retreat presents treatments as short as 30 minutes – easily completed during lunch hour or after work. Instead of a rare "spa day," Eriko wants clients to come in for shorter, more frequent visits because “wellbeing is an ongoing process.” THE SPA offers Tokyoites the chance to embark on a continual journey of self-discovery and transformation, set in a luxurious and exclusive ambience.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi is now accepting reservations for spa treatments starting September 1, 2020. Residents of Tokyo can also apply for lifestyle membership. Contact THE SPA at +81 3 6810 0660 or spa.otemachi@fourseasons.com.