To celebrate the hotel’s reopening, The Prince Akatoki unveils Sakura Season themed experiences

JUNE 2021 The Prince Akatoki London in Marylebone, the only 5 star Japanese hotel in London, has reopened in full bloom, with Sakura Season themed experiences to bring colour and imagination following a long winter lockdown. While a graceful cherry blossom tree elegantly decorates The Malt Lounge & Bar, welcoming hotel guests and members of the public, they are also treated to a special menu of Sakura inspired cocktails and Japanese picnic hampers. As London emerges from lockdown, it will be the perfect time to experience the city in a very different way with fewer crowds and a newfound, post-pandemic energy. Britons looking for a place to unwind will find peace right on their doorstep – and a taste of Japanese culture without needing to travel abroad.

Spring has arrived at the hotel, offering staycationers some much-needed escapism, especially to those who have had a cancelled holiday to Japan. Initially opened in September 2019 by StayWell Holdings – a subsidiary of Prince Hotels Inc. -, The Prince Akatoki is pleased to welcome new guests into the hotel, which offers a safe and enjoyable environment in line with government guidelines.

Totally transformed by a beautiful Japanese cherry blossom installation, The Malt Lounge and Bar will serve a special menu of cocktails for guests to give cheers to the famous Sakura season. In partnership with House of Suntory, a world leader in premium and quintessentially Japanese spirits, the menu includes: the Momo Martini, a blend of Haku vodka, St. Germain, lychee water, peach honey and yuzu, the Sakura Collins, a mix of Roku gin, Mancino Secco Vermouth, Quaglia Ciliegia, hibiscus and yuzu sparkling water and the Ueno Highball, a blend of Toki whisky, Shiraume Ginjo Umeshu, plum bitters, tonka maple honey and cherry blossom tea.

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For staycationers wishing to escape the indoors – and looking to picnic with family and friends – the TOKii kitchen has created beautiful picnic hampers complete with traditional sparkling sake or prosecco. Guests can expect snacks of Spiced roasted almonds and Scotch quail eggs, followed by a range of delicious sandwiches from Honey roast ham with piccalilli, Grated cheddar with apple and raisin chutney to a Chicken teriyaki bun. A selection of fresh, seasonal salads including Edamame and runner beans with popped amaranth seeds will also be included, alongside tempting desserts of Chocolate and cherry brownie, Yuzu crème brûlée and Raspberry tart. For the ultimate celebration, guests can also add sharing cocktails to their hampers, including a bottled Aperol Spritz and Pimm’s.

As the capital begins to ease itself out of lockdown, hotel guests and Londoners alike will be encouraged to relax and recharge amongst light, tranquil, minimalist and meaningful interiors that hero craftsmanship and unparalleled attention to detail throughout, promoting mindfulness and tranquillity at every touchpoint.

Encouraging guests to be mindful, contemplative and respectful of others, The Prince Akatoki London will enlighten guests with a luxury Japanese experience, encouraging them to slow down, be in the moment and practice the art of living.

Picnic hampers are priced at £100 for two and collection is directly at the restaurant or available for delivery with Deliveroo and SUPPER. Picnic hampers collected at TOKii must be returned to the restaurant. London’s most loved parks such as Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Holland Park are right on the hotel’s doorstep.

The Prince Akatoki London, TOKii and The Malt Lounge and Bar will reopen on 17th May 2021.

Rates start from £229.