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Mori Building, Aman Resorts conclude partnership for major development in heart of Tokyo

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Mori Building Co Ltd, Japan’s leading urban landscape developer, announced Thursday that it will partner with Aman, the operator of diverse world-class luxury hotels and resorts, in the Toranomon-Azabudai Urban Redevelopment Project, a massive urban renewal undertaking that will revitalize a large area of central Tokyo when completed in 2023.

The two main outcomes of the partnership will be the branded residence Aman Residences, Tokyo and luxury hotel Janu Tokyo, Aman’s sister brand, marking the debut of the Janu brand in Japan.

Shingo Tsuji, president and CEO of Mori Building, said: “Tokyo must add to its magnetic power if it is to succeed in its competition with the world’s greatest cities. Mori Building is joining hands with Aman, which operates diverse world-class resorts, to provide a world-leading residential environment and hotel unlike anything ever seen in Tokyo, where people will achieve harmony with nature as well as connect with and inspire others through creativity. By realizing this new form of ‘urban wellness,’ Mori Building will enhance Tokyo's magnetic power.”

Vladislav Doronin, chairman and CEO of Aman and Janu, said: “Launching our first urban Aman Residences in Japan is a milestone moment in the history of Aman and speaks to our brand’s close relationship and symbiosis with this country and its incredibly special culture. Working with leading developers Mori Building, and being part of the Toranomon-Azabudai project, will enable us to bring to life Aman’s fifth development within Japan, this time offering a permanent sanctuary for owners as well as exclusive access to the Aman lifestyle. Furthermore, it will provide the setting for Janu Tokyo. In this hub of culture and art, we want to connect guests to the heart of this vibrant community and offer a chance for creative expression.”

Aman Residences, Tokyo will be located on floors 54–64 of the 330-meter A District Tower. It will offer 91 hotel-branded residences with exclusive services, including a residents-only Aman Spa. The Tower’s sophisticated architectural design is the masterful work of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (USA) and interior design has been crafted by Yabu Pushelberg (Canada).

Aman’s luxury hotel brand Janu will make its Japan debut with Janu Tokyo on floors 1–13 in the B-2 District Tower. The hotel is designed by Denniston (Malaysia) under the leadership of Jean-Michel Gathy. In addition to approx. 120 luxury rooms, all offering excellent views of a central square filled with lush greenery, Janu Tokyo will boast Japan’s largest spa (some 3,500 m²) with spa treatment and a fitness center, six restaurants, and a cafe and bars for leisure and business gatherings. Janu Tokyo will welcome guests from around the world.

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Blind madness

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Blind madness

It's ok to be sad..

Lol!!..

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Like It or not...

Tokyo Best city of the world !!..

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Great idea! Let's build more luxury apartments for rich people. That's super beneficial to society. Uh huh. Riiiight.

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More concrete and heat island headed your way.

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a world-leading residential environment and hotel unlike anything ever seen in Tokyo, where people will achieve harmony with nature as well as connect with and inspire others through creativity. By realizing this new form of ‘urban wellness,’ Mori Building will enhance Tokyo's magnetic power.”

Bumf, bumf, bumf. I love Tokyo, but architecturally exciting it ain't. How about something imaginative and original?

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girl_in_tokyoToday 07:45 am JST

Great idea! Let's build more luxury apartments for rich people. That's super beneficial to society. Uh huh. Riiiight.

Hey, Tokyo can't let London hoover up all that oligarch cash!

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"Great idea! Let's build more luxury apartments for rich people. That's super beneficial to society. Uh huh. Riiiight."

and the jobs for construction workers and their families and the property taxes that will come from the project???

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All made construction like this should be required to also provide affordable homes.

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Why do people want to live like rats in oversized cages?

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HimariYamadaToday 08:47 am JST

and the jobs for construction workers and their families and the property taxes that will come from the project???

Jobs for construction workers - artificial overemployment. And it's a temporary, only during the time of the project. Construction workers will be paid very little, probably guys from SE Asia or other countries with cheap labour. And the money will be laundered by companies to Yakuza (remember Samix company and Chubu airport?).

Property taxes that will come from the project - Taxes are affected by inflation. And considering there is another バブル景気 going on, it's like a spit in the sea.

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I assumed the grand Mori vision of cramming vast numbers of people and businesses in tall towers was dead, killed by COVID.

They may suffer a dearth of tenants in the post-covid world, as people seeki literally greener pastures and space and safety.

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Why do people want to live like rats in oversized cages?

Obviously, you have never lived a tower lifestyle. It is wonderful!

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'Affordable Homes' - I agree zichi, But I assume you know where this is being built? Not a chance and ridiculous to even suggest. That's like suggesting to have affordable housing in the West End of London, or the Upper East Side in New York. All the apartments will go to Lottery, gone in the first day, regardless of post Covid Economics or worker migration.

I actually work 200 metres from one end of this construction site, It is simply enormous and I watched both Roppongi Hills and Midtown go up.

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theResident

'Affordable Homes' - I agree zichi, But I assume you know where this is being built? Not a chance and ridiculous to even suggest. That's like suggesting to have affordable housing in the West End of London, or the Upper East Side in New York. All the apartments will go to Lottery, gone in the first day, regardless of post Covid Economics or worker migration

well I disagree and only needs to be written into law. Why not a percentage of affordable homes when they build luxury homes, which will require a small army of workers to maintain them and staff them. The actual location has nothing to do with it. The first three stories can be affordable homes. I worked with housing co-ops for more than 20 years and provided homes in places like the rich area of Hampstead in London for instance.

Alternatively the developers can provide affordable homes at another location.

Your insult is not required.

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Yes, 15-20% for subsidized affordable accommodation for young families, with onsite creche and childcare facilities.

One less gym, one more nursey.

Depopulation, think about the consequences and also the possibilities.

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It's great that Tokyo is growing. It already has many advantages, such as the best quality restaurants in the world

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Oh goodie just what Tokyo really needs is another soul less monstrosity.

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@zichi - and no insult intended,

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theResident

But I assume you know where this is being built? Not a chance and ridiculous to even suggest. 

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This pandemic has highlighted the need for affordable housing. especially for a family orientated policy agenda.

Mori Building Co Ltd/Aman can step up and dedicate a percentage for local community social housing with rents pegged to 10% base level local incomes so to provide to the local community a affordable housing option.

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