An Overview of The Peninsula Hotels
The Peninsula Hotels group has a unique identity among the world’s leading hotels. Established in 1928, we now operate prestigious luxury properties in ten major cities. These include the flagship in Hong Kong, plus Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Bangkok, Manila, and Paris with Istanbul, London and Yangon under development. Peninsula is a living legend, the name synonymous with luxurious comfort and impeccable service. We set our sights high and our standards higher, aiming always to delight our customers, and in many cases we are now serving the third generation of our loyal guests.
Travel + Leisure (USA)
2014 - 2017 World’s Best Awards
Top Hotel Brands
Condé Nast Traveller (USA)
2013 Business Travel Awards
Best Hotel Brand for Business Travel
HOTELS Magazine (USA)
2013 Corporate Hotelier of the World
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The Peninsula Tokyo is a shining landmark located in the heart of Tokyo’s prestigious Marunouchi business district, opposite the Imperial Palace and a mere three-minute walk from Ginza, the city’s shopping hub.
Modern and contemporary design is tastefully complemented with Japanese accents in this gracious free-standing hotel, which offers 314 spacious guestrooms, including 47 suites.
Completing the hotel’s sophisticated facilities are a collection of world class facilities, including five unique restaurants, a modern lounge bar, two ballrooms, six elegantly designed function rooms, a wedding chapel, a traditional Japanese ceremony room, a fitness centre offering state-of-the-art equipment, The Peninsula Spa, and a 20 metre (66 foot) indoor heated swimming pool with an adjoining outdoor terrace.
Staff at The Peninsula Tokyo are talented, highly motivated, dedicated to excellence and have an aptitude for languages. In return, superb training and benefits, with structured career advancement and international job opportunities are offered to all.
The Peninsula Tokyo has been the recipient of some of the hospitality industry’s most esteemed awards including the Crystal Award by SpaFinder and making Conde Nast Traveler’s prestigious Gold List in 2013. In 2017, the hotel was named Best Hotel in Tokyo, voted by Travel + Leisure readers globally in its annual World's Best Awards. This February 2018, the hotel was named a Forbes Travel Guide Five Star hotel for its third consecutive year, and the hotel’s Peninsula Spa received Forbes Five-Star status for the fourth year in a row, one of only two in Tokyo.
Travel + Leisure (USA)The Best Hotel in Tokyo for 2017
The Peninsula Tokyo
Forbes Travel Guide (USA)
2016 - 2018 Five-Star RankingThe Peninsula Tokyo
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2015 - 2018 Five-Star RankingThe Peninsula Spa
World Spa Awards (United Kingdom)Japan’s Best Hotel Spa 2016
The Peninsula Spa
Spa Finder (Japan)Crystal Award 2015
Top Spa in Japan
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FinanceAsia (Hong Kong)Business Travel Poll 2014
Best Hotels in Tokyo – Rank #1
EarthCheck 2015 (Australia)Silver Certified
World Luxury Hotel Awards (South Africa)2014 World Luxury Spa Awards
Condé Nast Traveler (USA)2014 Gold List
Japan Rank #2, Score 94.0
Establishing a brand new Five-Star business and leisure hotel in Marunouchi, in the heart of Tokyo, would be a challenge for any executive team. We therefore applaud the high standards of service achieved in the short time since opening. This is no mean feat and all credit goes to our Corporate Executives and staff in Tokyo, who are delivering great results thanks to meticulous training and attention to detail.
Ms. Sonja VodusekThe Peninsula TokyoGeneral Manager
Australian-born, Ms. Vodusek brings more than 20 years of experience in the luxury hotel industry. She received separate diplomas in hotel and business management from the Blue Mountain International Hotel Management School in Sydney and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, respectively. She first joined The Peninsula Hotels as Hotel Manager at The Peninsula New York in 2010 and relocated to Manila as General Manager in 2011 before joining The Peninsula Tokyo in 2015.
Mr. Richard SorensenThe Peninsula TokyoHotel Manager
Canadian-born Mr. Sorensen has more than two decades of experience in the international luxury hotel industry in Canada, United States, the West Indies, Uruguay, and Costa Rica. In 2007, Sorensen joined The Peninsula New York as Resident Manager, later transferring to The Peninsula Chicago where he served as Hotel Manager for the past five years before joining The Peninsula Tokyo in March 2016.
Mr. Joseph LeeThe Peninsula TokyoExecutive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage
As Executive Assistant Manager, Mr Lee joined The Peninsula Tokyo in November 2016 with over 18 years of experience in Food and Beverage operations. His extensive culinary travels have taken him across four continents, working at luxury hotels and resorts such as the Fairmont Grand Hotel in Ukraine, Raffles Seychelles, and St. Regis Bangkok. Mr Lee holds a Culinary Arts Degree from the Western Culinary Institute in Oregon and a degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management from the University of Massachusetts.
Ms. Mina OtakeThe Peninsula TokyoDirector of Marketing
Ms. Otake joined The Peninsula Tokyo in July 2017 from De Beers Diamond Jewellers Japan, where she held the position of Country Director for the past three years. Prior to this, she held a number of positions within marketing and strategic planning with Sony Corporation in Tokyo, Sony Corporation of America in New York, Sony Pictures Entertainment in Los Angeles, and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication in Sweden. Fluent in Japanese and English, Ms. Otake holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France and is a graduate of International Christian University in Tokyo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations.
Ms. Meret BrunnerThe Peninsula TokyoDirector of RoomsMs. Brunner joined The Peninsula Tokyo in 2016 from The Peninsula Bangkok, where she served as Front Office Manager since 2013. Prior to that, she was with The Peninsula New York for seven years where she held various positions within the Food & Beverage, Front Office, and Reservations departments. Ms. Brunner is a graduate of the prestigious Swiss Hotel Management School in Luzern, and completed the one-year certificate program in Hotel Revenue Management at Cornell University, New York.
Mr. Satoshi HonmaThe Peninsula TokyoDirector of Human Resources
Mr. Honma has over 15 years experience in the international luxury hotel industry. He joined The Peninsula Tokyo in 2008 as Assistant Director of Human Resources and in 2012 was promoted to Director. He is currently responsible for over 500 members of staff at the hotel.
Mr. Yasuyuki TsuboiThe Peninsula TokyoDirector of SalesMr. Tsuboi graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. With a rich international background living in Egypt, Iran, Kuwait and USA, he joined The Peninsula Tokyo’s pre-opening team in 2007 as a room reservations agent. In 2008 Mr. Tsuboi moved to the Sales Department and in 2017, he was promoted to Director of Sales.
Ms. Tomoka SanoThe Peninsula TokyoDirector of Public Relations & Brand Communications, JapanMs. Sano has more than 15 years’ experience working in the sports management, sports broadcasting and luxury fashion industries. She joined as Public Relations Manager as a member of the pre-opening team in 2007 before being promoted to Director of Public Relations and Brand Communications in 2015, overseeing The Peninsula Hotels public relations in Japan. Ms. Sano holds a Master of Business Administration from the Graduate School of Commerce, Waseda University.
Chef Massimiliano “Massi” ZianoThe Peninsula TokyoExecutive Chef
Italian-born, Chef Massimiliano “Massi” Ziano began his career in Turin working at Michelin-starred Ristorante La Smarrita and Balbao restaurants. In 2000, he joined Shangri-La Bangkok as Chef de Cuisine of Angelini. In 2002, Chef Massi was appointed Executive Chef of Grand Hyatt Jakarta, where he started an eleven-year career with Hyatt and ocnitnued on as Executive Chef at Grand Hyatt Singapore, Park Hyatt Saigon, Grand Hyatt Shanghai and Park Hyatt Seoul before joining The Peninsula Tokyo in November 2016.
Chef Pascal CialdellaThe Peninsula TokyoExecutive Pastry Chef
Born and raised in France, Chef Pascal Cialdella joined The Peninsula Tokyo in October 2017 with 30 years of extensive experience as a pastry chef. He has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants L’Agath in Luxembourg and L’Ortolan in Berkshire; completed a four-year stint teaching at Le Cordon Bleu in London; and has worked across Asia including South Korea and most recently in Japan as Executive Pastry Chef at The Park Hyatt Tokyo. Chef Cialdella is fluent in French and English and is conversational in Italian, German, Korean, and Japanese.
Ms. Akane TanakaThe Peninsula TokyoChief Concierge
Ms. Tanaka has over 16 years of international guest relations’ experience. She was posted to Amsterdam for seven years before returning to Japan to work in the luxury hotel industry, and in 2007, she accepted the position of Chief Concierge at The Peninsula Tokyo. Ms. Tanaka is one of only 14 members of the prestigious Les Clefs d’Or Japan.
Ms. Noriko MurataThe Peninsula TokyoGuest Relations Manager
Ms. Murata has over 15 years of guest relations experience working in the USA and Japan. She was appointed Guest Relations Manager of The Peninsula Tokyo in 2007.
Mr. Jun OtaniThe Peninsula TokyoDirector of Bridal and Conference ServicesMr Otani has over 25 years experience in the hotel and catering industry in Japan overseeing rooms, banquets, meetings and weddings. He joined The Peninsula Tokyo as Director of Catering in 2006. Mr Otani holds certificates granted by Cornell University and Lausanne Hospitality Consulting for hotel sales and hospitality management studies respectively. In 2013, he joined Hilton Tokyo as Director of Sales and in 2015, he re-joined The Peninsula Tokyo as Director of Bridal and Conference Services.
Ms. Yuka SaitoThe Peninsula TokyoDirector of Spa
With a solid track record in managing luxury salons and spas both overseas and in Japan, Ms. Saito joined The Peninsula Tokyo in November 2017. Garnering extensive knowledge from over 17 years in the beauty industry including sales and training at international luxury cosmetic companies, Ms. Saito brings a wealth of creativity and strategic expertise to The Peninsula Spa team.