Occupying the top 10 floors of a triangular-shaped building it shares with international media organizations (like Kyodo News), this hotel is well located within walking distance of the Ginza and Hama Rikyu Garden. Its lobby, on the 25th floor and decorated with large trees and dark woods in a theme of “nature and health,” is bathed in the natural sunlight afforded by a 10-story atrium topped with an opaque ceiling, making the ART Lounge a great place for breakfast. The front desk is one of the most dramatic I’ve seen, backed by nothing but great views of Tokyo Tower and the city. Rooms, simply decorated with original art, also provide views, the best of which can be found on the 30th floor and above facing Hama Rikyu Garden and Tokyo Bay. One of the things I like most about this hotel is its dedication to art, with changing exhibits on lobby walls, and 31 rooms on the 31st floor painted by Japanese artists—like the Bamboo Room with wall murals of greenery or the brightly colored Geisha Goldfish—complete with an art concierge to explain the concept and artist behind each room.