A Style Capital Gets The Hotel It Deserves

SATOSHI MINAGAWA

INN FASHION: Claska's chic rooms attract the haute set

It has no minibars and no gym or spa — those are too passé — but there's a DJ booth smack in the middle of the lounge, and a grooming center for your dog. Hotels don't come any more idiosyncratic than Tokyo's newly refurbished Claska, and that's a credit to its designers, Tei Shuwa of Intentionallies (best known for their line of cooking appliances) and British design gurus Tomato (whose clients range from Nike to MTV).

Remodeled from a...

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