Mickey’s Penthouse Suite is a Mickey Mouse themed room in Tokyo Disney Resort’s Ambassador Hotel. With a nightly rate of ¥300,000, it is one of the most expensive Disney hotel rooms in the world. This coupled with its Mickey Mouse meets pop-culture stylization, makes it one of the most interesting Disney hotel rooms in the world, too. I had the chance to tour this cool hotel room (no, unfortunately I didn’t spend the night!), and thought I’d give you a peak inside. At the end of this post, we’ll continue our series of Downtown Disney hotel-stay giveaways (sorry, it’s not in this suite!), so scroll all the way down for that.
Before we get to the suite itself, a little background about Disney Ambassador Hotel is in order. It was the first Disney-branded hotel at Tokyo Disney Resort, opening in 1996. While Tokyo Disneyland Hotel overlooks Tokyo Disneyland and Hotel MiraCosta is literally inside of Tokyo DisneySea, the Ambassador is located adjacent to Ikspiari, Tokyo’s version of Downtown Disney. Because overlooking a shopping complex isn’t quite as cool as overlooking a theme park, the Ambassador is the least popular of the Tokyo Disney Resort hotels, but it is no slouch.
Like approximately 50% (give or take) of Disney’s hotels, the Ambassador was designed by architect Robert A.M. Stern. He describes the hotel as having an art moderne that “looks back to an architecture that represented the promise, magic, and glamour of a time when travel and movies were a romantic escape.” This style is clear from the cool overall design of the hotel, although its presence in the design of Mickey’s Penthouse Suite is minimal.
With that said about Disney Ambassador Hotel, let’s head up to Mickey’s Penthouse Suite itself… (more…)