Sofia Coppola, Scarlett Johansson, Peter Sarsgaard
Reason to Stay
Upscale Lounge, Central Location, Hip Clientele
Walking distance to Shinjuku Station and Park as well as Shibuya, Park Hyatt Tokyo is accessed via a zippy elevator that rises to the top 14 floors of the Shinjuku Park Tower. The Sofia Coppola movie Lost in Translation made it one of the world's most famous hotels, inadvertently infusing its lobby and panoramic eateries with an inundation of camera flashing tourists that made it a regular photo-op whilst on he Tokyo tour. But time has eased those awkward moments and the hotel is once again more known for its luxury than Hollywood reference. A thoughtful lobby is defined by an impressive modern art collection and reception lined in creamy desk and leather chair arrangements attended by an impeccable house staff.
Time has put a date stamp of mid-90s on the property, which has since been steadily upgraded but still offers a crisp, minimalist, NYC-inspired urban flair popular during that time. An infrastructure of eateries and health club incites little craving to leave the property, even today, with its stylish to-go deli with gourmet pedigree and 4 restaurants that include a sushi, French and NYC-inspired option. A two-level spa offers sensational pool with skyline observation deck as well as fitness center and private treatment rooms often touted as the best in the city.
Even in its second decade, Park Hyatt Tokyo maintains an immaculate collection of guest rooms offering some of the best views in town even from entry-level Twin and King accommodations overlooking the city and Yoyogi Park. Rare Hokkaido water elm paneling and minimalist décor cast in shades of creamy white and amber define rooms with heavy use of green marble and granite in bathrooms. Larger suites offer more living area with modern art and occasional piano or wet bar. Additional perks like complimentary mobile phones, welcome bottles of wine and bathrooms equipped with movie theater-quality sound systems prove a worthy advisory for even Tokyo’s newest of luxury properties.
Top Concierge, Cell Phone Rental, Art Collection
Restaurant, Bar, Lounge, Spa, Deli