Between the Narita and Haneda airports (respectively located at 1h and 1h30 from the hotel), close to the Shinjuku railway station and the Tokyo subway, the Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel is located in the heart of the business and leisure area of Shinjuku in Tokyo.
The Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel fills the 14 last floors of the impressive Shinjuku Park Tower. With its 52 floors, this architecture masterpiece overlooks the nearby area, one of the most hectic within Tokyo. This skyscraper was designed by the architect Dr Kenzo Tange, one of the fathers of the modern Japanese architecture, who participated in Hiroshima rebuild.
Upon arrival, each guest is prepared to experience the excellence. Asian reception quality, most recent technologies, the decoration worthy a New York superb penthouse and breathtaking views are the main assets of one of preferred hotels for stars, politics and demanding travelers coming to the city.
John Morford, American interior designer based in Hong Kong, is the Park Hyatt Tokyo designer. He has printed here the contemporary elegance and intimacy of a private residence into the impressive glass and granite creation that the Tange is. The hotel is full of curiosities and ingenuity. For instance, at the ground floor, when the elevator doors are closing, the light is declining. Then, while going through the floors, the light is increasing. Finally, on the 41th floor, the light becomes bright and the travelers then reach the shining lobby.
Soft lines are drawn with green marble shadows, brown and gray granites and glass and mirrors abundance. The spectacular effect resulting of this is high tech and warm. The warm side that balances this effect is brought by the delicate woodwork, luxurious woven carpet and some walls dressed with natural fibers sheets.
The Tokyo Park Hyatt broads 177 rooms including 18 Park Suite, one Governors Suite, two Diplomat Suite, one Tokyo suite and one Presidential suite. Each has been designed as private apartments, modern and luxuriously equipped. Tokyo views, with some over the Kanto plain or the Mount Fuji, are breathtaking. All are the perfect ambassadors of the best available in terms of technology and comfort, from Egyptian cotton made linen to the remotely controlled blinds through the bed size or the hi-fi system sound. 45 sqm (484 sqft) is the minimal size.
5 restaurants, 2 bars and one pastry, all orchestrated by the Chef Thomas Angerer constitute multiple atmospheres :
- Perched spectacularly on the 52nd and last floor of the Shinjuku Park Tower, the New-York Grill and its floor to ceiling windows dominate Tokyo. Its black and chrome decoration enhances four large art works representing New-York sceneries made by the Italian artist Valerio Adami and about twenty art works, creations from the Japanese artist Minoru Nomata. Beside the panorama impact, the opened kitchen is giving another show to the guests. Here are served some meals around rotisserie, fishes and Japanese premium quality beef. A 1.600 wines cellar, mostly coming from USA, is also available.
- On the 41st floor, as a bamboo garden drawn in Tokyo horizon, the Peak Lounge and the Peak Bar offer a calm atmosphere for those that would stay to have a tea or a light meal, day and night.
- The Girondole with French accents offers a traditional bistro menu. Each can enjoy Asian meals and a breakfast where Oriental and Occidental flavors meet together. A photo montage made of 144 black and white pictures showing every day’s life in several European brasseries is covering the wall. The French photographer Véra Mercier is the author.
- Oddity in Tokyo the Ex-Libris Room is an adjoining alcove allowing face to face semi-private dining. It is in this library that books coming from worldwide are stored.
- The Kozue is delivering a refined Japanese cuisine in a traditional background made of precious wood and bamboos. The dishes are coming from the local craftsmanship, this enhancing the flavors. The menu is evolving with the seasons, fresh ingredients are highlighted. During the day, with the Mount Fuji as backdrop, the change of scenery is complete.
- The New-York Bar is a well-attended stage in Tokyo where American Jazz artists are regularly coming to play. Also here, with the spectacular city panoramic view.
- At the Delicatessen, new kind of grocery store, we can find property Chefs products, as well as honey and seasoning, with the opportunity to taste them on-site or take them away.
- The Pastry Boutique offers fine pastries prepared by the awarded Park Hyatt Pastry Chef, as well as different kind of breads. All wrapped in a chest branded with the property label.
Over two levels, the Club on the Park is a 2,100 sqm (22,600 sqft) area dedicated to well-being with the outstanding Tokyo view as backdrop. Here, those looking for the excellence in terms of equipment and treatments will find what they are looking for :
- A large swimming pool flirting with the heavens under the glass pyramid.
- Each other can discover or rediscover the traditional Japanese rituals in a luxurious marble decoration : sauna, 360° showers, jacuzzi, cold water pool, relaxation areas.
- All kind of fitness and dancing practicing are offered, such as ballet or yoga.
- A fitness room where all the latest technology is available with the splendid view as incentive.
It is at the Park Hyatt Tokyo that a large portion of the Lost in Translation movie (directed by Sofia Coppola) was shot with Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray as main actors.