Designed by renowned British floral decorator Kenneth Turner, Hotel New Otani Tokyo’s elegant rose garden first took bloom in November of 2000. Located on the rooftop as a means to insulate heat and thus reduce air-conditioning power, the garden with 30,000 red roses is nourished with compost made from restaurant leftovers and watered with recycled drainage water, contributing to the hotel’s ecological efforts in several ways.
The garden was to be made available for wedding ceremonies, and so concepts such as romance, love and passion were incorporated in its design. Thirty-two breeds of red roses of varying sizes, shapes, colors, and scents were gathered from all over the world to decorate the 2,500m² garden. The “Helmut Kohl Rose” from Germany that gracefully blossoms with large red petals, the “Oklahoma” from the United States which is the most fragrant of all roses in the garden, and the dark-red colored Japanese “Kuroshinju (Black Pearl)” are some of the popular roses that adorn the garden. Although certain varieties as the climbing “Uncle Walter Rose” planted around the gazebo and arches bloom only once a year in spring, the rose garden welcomes two magnificent vistas of red blossoms every year during spring and autumn.
To celebrate the first flowering season of 2019, special events and offers bring to guests the opportunity to further enjoy the precious beauty of the rose garden. The staying-guests-only “Morning Yoga” session is a rare opportunity in which guests can start off the day by exercising under the morning sun amongst thousands of roses emanating their soothing scent that is the most potent during the early hours. Guests can also enjoy the gorgeous view of the rose garden from the comfort of their rooms by reserving rooms on its side such as the Deluxe rooms in The Main building. To enjoy a real taste of the roses, the “Red Rose Macarons” made with actual red roses are offered exclusively for a limited time only and are definitely worth experiencing.