The Prince Akatoki London
The only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas and ocean cruises, Forbes announced the new 2023 Star Awards on the 15th February 2023, crediting, for the second year, The Prince Akatoki London for its chic interiors, tranquil atmosphere and personalised touches.
The Prince Akatoki is a luxury brand that offers guests a high-end sanctuary to recharge and experience the best of Japanese hospitality and culture in London.
The brand is inspired by Japan, with service being at the forefront of everything guests can expect to experience at the hotel.
Tucked away on a hushed, tree-lined street in Marylebone, The Prince Akatoki is an understated hideaway where guests are encouraged to ‘decompress’ during their stay (although it is conveniently central, so for those looking to enjoy the fun and buzz of Mayfair, Soho or Covent Garden, a five minute cab journey will get you there).
The hotel imbues a sense of mindfulness that is synonymous with Japanese culture.
Inspired by the Japanese word for dawn ‘Akatoki’, the hotel promises guests a new beginning and the calm tranquillity of Japanese hospitality in the heart of the city.
With a strong focus on aesthetic and design, expect sophisticated décor, subtle mood lighting and minimalist furnishings throughout its 82 rooms and suites.
Tradition meets mastery at the hotel’s in-house restaurant TOKii, with its anything but ordinary cuisine.
A nod to Japan’s culinary heritage, TOKii offers an authentic Japanese breakfast, afternoon tea, and in-house sushi masterclasses, in addition to its lunch and dinner menus.
The hotel showcases the best of Japan and fuses it with cultures from around the world.
Careful design promotes mindfulness and tranquillity at every touchpoint.
From the warm sunset lighting to artfully places fusuma panels and carefully selected Oshibana (pressed flowers), there is a pervading sense of calm throughout each of the 82 rooms and suites.
Guests can expect the utmost attention to detail with strong natural and sensory elements throughout.
Rooms feature a traditional Japanese Yukata gown, MALIN+GOETZ toiletries, nightly turndown gifts such as loose-leaf tea, and an immersive rainforest shower.
The Prince Akatoki offers food inspired by local and international cuisines at in-house restaurant TOKii.
Fine fusion blends the best of home-grown, local ingredients with authentic Japanese flavours such as Caramelised black cod with miso, sweetcorn fried rice and vegetarian dishes such as Robata grilled aubergine with chilli, spring onion and ginger miso.
Experimental guests can look forward to Lobster croquettes with mango and yuzu salsa or Teriyaki duck breast with confit leg spring role, orange, pomegranate and hazelnuts.
Breakfast or brunch is a bubbling affair with the choice of traditional English dishes or very traditional Japanese dishes such as a Tamago omelette with miso soup, rice and grilled salmon, all washed down with delicious sparkling sake.
Inviting Londoners to taste Japan’s unique sophistication and hospitality, The Prince Akatoki exemplifies the finest Japanese ingredients at the Malt Bar & Lounge.
In keeping with the hotel’s philosophy of Japanese minimalism, each cocktail is a twist on a classic and inspired by a single Japanese ingredient, from kumquat to yuzu and sesame.
Meanwhile, the Malt Bar & Lounge’s impressive whisky selection features a rare collection of Japanese fusion tipples, from American Yellowstone Bourbon to an Amrut Cast Indian Single Malt.
The hotel’s passionate team even offer bespoke tastings to ensure guests are fully immersed in the history and complexity of each drink.
The ultimate destination for Japanese culture in London, guests of The Prince Akatoki can expect the utmost attention to detail, minimal yet purposeful aesthetics, and a true sense of mindfulness on departure.
Japanese craftsmanship is showcased through every step of the guest experience, from the unique scent designed for each space of the hotel, to the sushi masterclasses at TOKii, a stay at The Prince Akatoki is a true sensory experience, ensuring guests leave with an educated pallet, rested body and invigorated mind.
Photography: Ben Carpenter