The five-star Hotel Hoshinoya Tokyo resides in a spectacular new tower building in Tokyo's financial district, close to the central station and the Imperial Palace. The house welcomes guests with an entrance hall as spacious as a cathedral, and with a reception desk that could be a stage installation of the electronic art band Kraftwerk. On the rooftop guests can enjoy an indoor Onsen, filled with mineral water from an own hot spring. Before building the tower the company drilled around 1600 yards deep into the ground to source the water. In the tower's basement visitors can find a spectacular museum-like restaurant with only eight tables. The chef creates his french cuisine solely with local ingredients, adding a totally new twist to classical Japanese dishes. He was the first asian chef to win a medal at the Bocuse D'Or championships in France. There are fifteen floors between the basement and the rooftop, each one styled as a Ryokan, a classical Japanese Guesthouses, that usually can only be found on the countryside. Each Ryokan offers four rooms, two suites, and a community space hosted by an Okami, a traditional female service manager.
There's a strict policy throughout the house: No shoes!