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Wednesday, 1st February 2012
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Tokyo's Imperial Hotel rated within the city's top ten

Tourists thinking about embarking on a holiday to Japan have been advised to consider staying that the prestigious Imperial Hotel.

According to travel writer Rebecca Milner, the Imperial Hotel is one of the top ten boutique hotels in Tokyo and boasts unparalleled service.

Writing in the Guardian, Ms Milner pointed out that the sheer grandeur of the hotel is immediately obvious as soon as visitors enter the lobby, which is decorated with an elaborate chandelier that looks like "an inverted wedding cake".

The Imperial is Japan's first western-style hotel and was opened in 1890. Since that date, it has been rebuilt twice and remains one of Tokyo's most pre-eminent establishments.

"The rooms are elegant but unfussy, done up in mahogany, scarlet and champagne," Ms Milner noted.

"One lavish suite retains the romantic look of the building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1920s; unfortunately it's reserved for visiting royalty."

Written by Mark Smith

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