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A Taste of Japan: Hotel Ambassador & Spa by Ali Tayar

Stainless steel tops the oak buffet in the bistro, where breakfast is served. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

Along the staircase connecting the two public levels at the Ambassador & Spa, display niches punctuate powder-coated steel panels. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

Off the main lobby, oak-framed folding doors front a conference room. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

Inside, a wall of perforated stained oak rises behind an oak banquette with wool upholstery. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

Stairs are terrazzo, like the floor. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

The pattern of a conference room’s custom nylon carpet derives from a digitally manipulated photograph of raked gravel by Joshua McHugh. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

A similar rug in reception anchors Lievore Altherr Molina’s chairs. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

Powder-coated steel ceiling fixtures are custom. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

The hotel building dates to the 1970’s. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

A balustrade of mirror-polished stainless steel accompanies the stairs. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

Konstantin Grcic designed the chairs in the bistro. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

A shared vestibule serves the bar, bistro, and two full-service restaurants. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

Wool-nylon upholsters the bar’s custom stools. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

Used throughout the public levels, custom ceiling fixtures combine a powder-coated steel armature, containing an LED source, with a steel dome. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

Used throughout the public levels, custom ceiling fixtures combine a powder-coated steel armature, containing an LED source, with a steel dome. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

Used throughout the public levels, custom ceiling fixtures combine a powder-coated steel armature, containing an LED source, with a steel dome. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

Used throughout the public levels, custom ceiling fixtures combine a powder-coated steel armature, containing an LED source, with a steel dome. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

Powder-coated steel hoods above teppanyaki stations at Taishi are also custom. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Daniel Sutter.

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