Unveiled to the world in 1962, the Okura became a perfectly preserved time capsule for travelers and mid-century enthusiasts, offering an understated aesthetic appeal and inimitable "omotenashi" (Japanese hospitality). Impeccably dressed in traditional kimonos, tuxedos and bow ties, staff members purposefully roamed the hallways with an exquisite approach to service. Complete with amenities that included a tea ceremony room and chess salon, it is without doubt the Okura earned its reputation as "one of the most loved modernist hotels in the world".
The second episode of Tour de Couture takes us to a Caribbean island nation. Accompanied by American menswear fashion designer, Jonathan Skow (also known as Mr. Turk), the two travelers explore Havana and beyond to revel in the architecture, culture, and signature style of Cuba.