Today, April 4th 2023 opened the Bulgari Hotel Tokyo, the latest creation of Bulgari Hotels & Resorts collection, where the gastronomic offer is curated by Chef Niko Romito and by Japanese Chef Kenji Gyoten.
Occupying from the 40th to the 45th floor of the Tokyo Midtown Yaesu, a ultra-skyscraper in the Yaesu 2-Chome North District, the hotel overlooks fascinating history and natural environment of the Imperial Palace and at the same time offers stunning views the city including the Mount Fuji on the horizon. Like all the Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, Bulgari Hotel Tokyo interior design has been entrusted to the Italian architecture and interior design practice ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel who conveyed Bulgari’s core values of contemporary design, magnificent craftsmanship and artistic detail to create efficient living spaces reflecting the essence of the Italian most sophisticated style.
Il Ristorante – Niko Romito presents Chef Niko Romito’s unique idea of contemporary Italian cuisine in a seductive restaurant overlooking the city lights. It is the 6th restaurant created for Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, after Beijing, Dubai, Shanghai, Milan and Paris. The idea is to bring worldwide the most representative traditional recipes from the whole country, rewritten according to Niko Romito’s canon of simplicity, essence, purity and lightness.
“Tokyo is an incredible city, with a deeply rooted gastronomic culture. Here taste, beauty and simplicity have a profound meaning, where tradition and innovation are continuously intertwined. I don’t know enough of this country yet, but I already feel a very strong connection. Bringing my idea of Italian cuisine here is a challenge that I am excited to undertake. I thank Bulgari, because this project – cultural as well as gastronomic- has been a great opportunity. A big thank you also to Chef Stefano Attardi and Chef Mauro Alosio for their commitment and for transmitting our values to the new team.”
The resident chef is Mauro Alosio, who has been working with Niko Riko Romito for more than four years, in Bulgari Hotel Milano and Shanghai. In the hotel lobby, near the restaurant stands Bulgari Dolci boutique, selling a selection of traditional italian pastries from La Pasticceria – Niko Romito, as well as the Laboratorio Niko Romito’s products and the renowned Bulgari ‘chocolate gem’ delicious creations.
On the 45th floor of the tower, there is the Bulgari Bar, where the handmade mosaic representing a ‘garden of wonders’ frames the counter, and two half-covered outdoor terraces overview of the city. An array of yuzu and lemon plants represent the Japanese and Italian traditions coexisting throughout the Hotel. The bar food menu is signed by Niko Romito.
The celebrations for the opening began yesterday, with Bulgari Group CEO Jean-Christophe Babin hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike, Italian Ambassador to Japan Gianluigi Benedetti, famed actress Anne Hathaway, the singer and actor Tomohisa Yamashita, Executive Managing Officer of Mitsui Fudosan Co. Yutaka Kawamura, Executive Vice President Bulgari Group Silvio Ursini, General Manager of Bulgari Hotel Tokyo Yuji Tanaka and President of Bulgari Japan Vincent Reynes in attendance.
They were joined soon after by 400 select guests for a party with a signature menu curated by Chef Niko Romito, a live concert by singer Simona Molinari accompanied by a jazz trio, followed by the music mixed by the famous Japanese DJs Ami x Aya and Alisa Ueno.
Il Ristorante – Niko Romito
Il Ristorante – Niko Romito, within Bulgari Hotels & Resorts represents a unique catering model, with a strong identity, where the taste and elegance of Italian cuisine meet the Chef’s innovative philosophy. For this project Niko Romito has created the new codes of the contemporary Italian cuisine by rewriting iconic recipes according to his canon of purity, synthesis and lightness. Behind dishes that are seemingly easy and recognizable, there are complex cooking transformation processes, result of the relentless research on raw materials and flavour intensity, which has always distinguished the chef’s work.
About Bulgari Hotels & Resorts
Unique locations in harmony with the surrounding areas, the blend of traditional design with dramatic contemporary Italian architecture by the Italian architecture and interior design practice ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and superior service crafted with the same attention to quality that has always distinguished Bulgari creations. These are the key elements that characterize The Bulgari Hotels & Resorts collection.
For all the hotels, the approach is the same: the design of the interiors is strongly rooted in the traditions of the place, and careful attention is paid to every detail in a tribute to absolute luxury.
The Bulgari Hotels & Resorts collection features the distinctive, bold Italian style typical of Bulgari, reflected in its unique design, its contemporary Italian cuisine and its lavish spas. It conveys the excitement of the Bulgari brand, its timeless glamour and its magnificent Italian jewelry heritage.
Bulgari Hotels & Resorts Collection began as an initial array of three establishments in Milan, London and Bali, and, during the years, added new ones in Beijing, Dubai, Shanghai, Paris and Tokyo.
The Bulgari Hotel Paris is the eigth jewel in the collection, and four additional hotels are coming soon to Rome, Miami, Maldives and Los Angeles, between 2023 and 2026.