After a multi-million-pound transformation, the highly anticipated hotel The Prince Akatoki, London has re-opened. Located in Great Cumberland Place, Marylebone, the 5-star hotel oozes elegance and tranquility with a blend of refined Japanese aesthetics with Western influences creating a true urban sanctuary you simply don’t want to miss.
Drawing inspiration from the tranquillity and lightness of Japan, The Price Akatoki has 82 bedrooms and suites sizing up to 58m2. Displaying a classic, Asian sensibility with a Scandinavian design aesthetic, each room has sleek timber beds, low side tables and slender lighting by Stellar Works and Muuto bringing each space to life.
The focal point of each room upon entering is the beautifully painted fusuma panel-inspired wall hangings in soothing cream, pink and red hues, synonymous with Japanese traditional interior design. Touch points such as minimal soft white walls, Japanese inspired lamp desks and simple, yet beautifully detailed mirrors all revert back to the Asian aesthetic whilst playing on the simplicity of Scandinavian design.
As well as the hotel’s refurbishment, Prince Akatoki has a brand-new fusion dining destination restaurant, TOKii – a Japanese-inspired banquette. The restaurant will accommodate group diners whilst those looking for an authentic experience can enjoy sitting at the sushi counter with it’s Basalt brick front and imposing concrete countertop.
The contemporary space features traditional seating by Furniture Fusion and has a feature liquid metal wall, created by Anka Metal Coatings, presents a bespoke ocean-inspired mural. Populating the dark timber joinery, blackened cladding and timber screen divides the space, transforming the restaurant from a welcoming dining location to an intimate night-time hotspot.
Dishes at TOKii are more than food, they are well thought out masterpieces that are as delicious as they are beautiful. It’s not simply the meal but also TOKii’s nuanced touches—the delicate precision in presentation, the staff’s attentiveness, and elegant hand-crafted tableware—that turn your experience into a memory.
The ultra-cool Malt Lounge & Bar is the perfect backdrop to indulge in a vast selection of Japanese teas during the day, and rare Japanese Whiskies and Sakes in the evenings. Leather and wooden seating by Atlanta-based maker Skylar Morgan, tables are by luxury design company GUBI, elegant wood-clad walls and floor as well as sliding fusuma panels enhance the space.
It’s not all about drinks though, The Malt also offers a small menu and for an extra special treat, you can indulge in an afternoon tea. This one-of-a-kind afternoon tea fuses elements of Japanese and British cuisine serving delicacies like prawn tempura, cucumber hand rolls and even macha-infused roulade all accompanied by your choice of tea.
If you’re looking for a quiet, luxurious place to stay close to the hustle and bustle of central London The Prince Akatoki is a must. To make a reservation or to find out more information click here.
Images: Ben Carpenter