I’ve been spending the past few days reminiscing on our recent trip to Japan, including the incredible hotels we had the privilege of staying at. They are both so special, that I decided to dedicate an entire blog post to each one! Today I’m recapping our stay at the iconic Park Hyatt Tokyo!
You might remember it being featured prominently in the movie Lost In Translation. If you’ve seen the film, you probably recognize the front drive, the bright and airy café where afternoon tea is served, the epic views, and the incredible bar on the top floor. The hotel is located in the heart of Shinjuku and has great access to the subway and several bus stops. Other than the option to book on award availability, this is one of the reasons it was a great choice during our 5-night stay in Tokyo.
We arrived in Tokyo around 6pm and took a taxi from Haneda Airport directly to the hotel. After a 30 minute journey, we were welcomed warmly at the front door. In true Park Hyatt fashion, the staff went above and beyond to make things as easy as possible for us. They grabbed our suitcases and hand luggage and set it aside to be delivered directly to our room after check-in.
We were then escorted to the 41st floor where the lobby is located to complete the check-in process which was quick and simple. They provided us with room keys, asked for our morning newspaper preference, and escorted us up to our room for a full tour and quick orientation.
The Park Hyatt Tokyo features 177 rooms, 23 of which, are suites. Per usual, we booked our stay completely with points thanks to Rob’s top-notch travel-hacking skills. (You can read about the basics of it here.) He also used a suite upgrade he earned through the Hyatt loyalty program. This treated us to a nicer, more spacious room. The upgraded room is different at every hotel, but at the Park Hyatt Tokyo you’re moved up to a Park Suite. It was lovely to have the extra room to spread out at the end of each day, as that is definitely not the norm in Japan.
The suite featured a small foyer, a cozy living space, a full-sized dining table, a separate bedroom with a king-sized bed, and a luxurious bathroom with a shower, tub, double sink, makeup vanity, and the fanciest toilet I have ever seen.
It also had endless views of the city which was beautiful both in the daytime and at night. We also got lucky with a view of Mt. Fuji in the distance on our first morning!
The hotel features several dining options including 24/7 room service. Since we were out and about most of the day, we only took advantage of a few during our stay. The first was breakfast at Girandole, a French-style all-day dining option. Our status with Hyatt’s loyalty program allowed us to partake in breakfast free of charge.
Pro tip: if you ever get the opportunity to stay here, be sure to go down to the restaurant for breakfast instead of getting it as room service. If you’re there in person, the pastry chef walks through the dining room offering up fresh, warm Madeleines straight from the pan, and trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this! I looked forward to it every single day.
We also spent a couple of evenings at the New York Bar on the 52nd floor of the building. They have an extensive cocktail and wine menu, and there’s live music every night. There’s no cover charge for hotel guests, so I’d definitely recommend paying them a visit at least one evening during your stay. It’s worth having one drink and enjoying the panoramic views.
Last, we ordered room service one evening when we were exhausted and just craved a burger and fries. It was delivered promptly by the staff who set it up on the coffee table for us.
The Park Hyatt Tokyo also has a full spa, fitness center, and pool. Unfortunately we did not get a change to take advantage of these services since we prioritized seeing as much of Tokyo as possible. All of these services however come highly recommended by the staff and others online whose posts I read before our visit.
This was definitely a bucket list luxury hotel for us. I’m so thankful we were able to spend several days here during our adventure through Japan. As you’d expect from a Park Hyatt, the service was impeccable. The staff made our stay incredibly special, and we will always be grateful for our stay!
As always, thanks for reading! What did you think? Is the Park Hyatt Tokyo on your list? Have you stayed there already? Tell me in the comments below!