Palace Hotel Tokyo wins three keys in Michelin Guide’s inaugural world’s most outstanding hotels

Palace Hotel Tokyo wins three keys in Michelin Guide’s inaugural world’s most outstanding hotels
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Palace Hotel Tokyo has been awarded Three Keys by Michelin Guide in recognition of its achievements in exceeding the guide’s benchmarks for delivering the world’s most ‘extraordinary stay’ experiences.

    As one of only three properties in Tokyo to receive Michelin guide’s highest distinction, Palace Hotel Tokyo continues to elevate its enviable status as the only Japanese-brand hotel to receive such elite standing in addition to the Forbes Travel Guide five-star rating which it has held for nine consecutive years as well as the five-star rating achieved earlier this year by its evian SPA TOKYO (as one of only four in Japan).

    “For decades, Michelin Star ratings have stood for exceptionalism, offering highly respected expertise and guidance to gourmands the world over on the most revered dining experiences to be had,” remarked senior managing director and general manager Masaru Watanabe. “To now receive recognition not only for our dining offerings, but also our hotel from one of the world’s most distinguished arbiters of excellence in hospitality is an incredible honor.”

    Described by Michelin as “places that significantly add to your experience as a traveler,” each key-rated property has been meticulously – and anonymously – vetted and judged based on categories such as architecture and interior design, quality and consistency of service, personality and character, and contribution to the guest experience in a particular setting. Reflecting the “crème de la crème,” Michelin’s key-rated hotels are deemed to be of “remarkable quality,” with the Three-Key-worthy recognized for offering “one of the most outstanding experiences in the world.”

    “As an independent hotel that’s worked tirelessly to establish its place in the ever-competitive global luxury hotel industry, it’s especially meaningful to us – as a brand and as a team – to achieve such a prestigious distinction,” said Watanabe. “Our Michelin Three Keys will further strengthen our resolve to continuously elevate the level of hospitality that Palace Hotel Tokyo offers as we welcome travelers in search of the best of the best.”

    Described as being, “as close as you can get to actually staying on the verdant grounds of the Imperial Palace,” from Michelin Guide’s Point of View, “a stay at the Palace Hotel is likely to set a standard that you’ll find other luxury hotels unable to match.”

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