TRUNK opens third hotel in Tokyo

Japan: Hotel developer TRUNK has opened its third property in Tokyo, the urban boutique hotel TRUNK(HOTEL) YOYOGI PARK.

Located in the residential neighbourhood of Tomigaya in Tokyo, TRUNK(HOTEL) YOYOGI PARK features 25 rooms and suites across five floors. All rooms come with a balcony with local, eco-friendly amenities such as recycled rubber flip-flops and organic toiletries. 

Architecture and design have been led by Tokyo-based Keiji Ashizawa Design and Copenhagen-based studio Norm Architects. Atelier Yamanami has curated the artwork collection on display throughout the property.

The ground floor Italian restaurant PIZZERIA e TRATTORIA L’OMBELICO serves an all-day menu and seats 80 covers. The rooftop TRUNK(POOL CLUB is open exclusively to hotel guests. 

Yoshitaka Nojiri, founder and CEO, TRUNK, said: “It gives us great pleasure to open TRUNK(HOTEL) YOYOGI PARK next to the park that symbolises the city of Tokyo. We are confident that even seasoned travellers will be delighted by the superb rooftop views across the greenery of the park and the landscape of Tokyo.”

Keiji Ashizawa, founder, Keiji Ashizawa Design, said: “A hotel provides an important framework for guests to experience their surrounding environment, and for this project especially we felt it important to consider and design a unique and authentic setting that encourages an enriched experience in Tokyo, whether for first-time visitors or local guests from the wider neighbourhood.”

Frederik Alexander Werner, designer and partner, Norm Architects, added: “Scandinavian and traditional Japanese design traditions are bound together by embedded qualities of simplicity, functionality, refinement, and attention to detail. There is a respect regarding the use of natural materials in design and architecture, a fondness of muted colour palettes, and a humble approach to expressivity through genuine craftsmanship. There has been a long and mutual exchange of ideas, which is evident in both traditions today and throughout this project.”


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