It’s all about the views at this striking hotel, which occupies the top seven floors of a 36-story high-rise in Akasaka. That’s apparent the moment you step out of the elevator to behold an eye-catching cocktail bar, framed by undulating glass walls that draw attention to a huge picture window broadcasting Tokyo in all its glory. Rooms, too, capitalize on the views, with day beds spreading the length of wall-to-wall windows. Even bathrooms have views, either via glass walls that look out past the room toward the window (thankfully those glass walls turn opaque with the push of a button) or from window-side tubs in more deluxe rooms. The hotel is also high-tech, with an iPad in each room controlling everything from lighting and temperature to blackout drapes and programmed with information on sightseeing, the weather, flight schedules and more. The indoor lap pool and state-of-the-art gym (free for hotel guests) as well as restaurants also take advantage of Tokyo as a backdrop. Yet it’s worth tearing your eyes away from the views to admire the 100 artworks by Japanese artists that grace the hotel’s public spaces and more than justify the word “gallery” in the hotel’s name. This is a great choice in the heart of the city.