Simply one of the best hotels in Tokyo, the Park Hyatt is a five-star legend, best known for its starring role in Lost in Translation alongside Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. It offers flawless service, views of Mount Fuji and one of the most atmospheric cocktail bars in the world.
Among the wide streets and shiny skyscrapers of the west Shinjuku district, a 12-minute stroll, short taxi hop or free shuttle ride from Shinjuku station and its famous nocturnal playground.
Address: Shinjuku-ku, Nishishinjuku 3-7-1-2, Tokyo, 163-1055, Japan.
Style & character
The 177-room hotel spans the 39th to 52nd floor of a glass tower designed by Kenzo Tange, with a ground-floor deli. One of the original modern luxury hotels in Tokyo, open since 1994, it is a firm favourite among sophisticated travellers – and famous for its leading role in the film Lost in Translation.
Service & facilities
Pretty flawless. All sharply cut black suits and discreet walkie talkies, the staff are so efficient and omnipresent, guests may feel as though they have strayed onto a Bond movie.
Havens of clean-lined luxury, from the neutral furnishings and pale green carpets to the Egyptian cotton bedding. Walls of glass frame sensational views (ask for a room facing Mount Fuji and keep fingers crossed it is a clear day).
Food & drink
Guests can either enjoy a 360 degree view of the city from the iconic New York Grill & Bar on the 52nd floor, which was featured in the film ‘Lost in Translation’, or savor world class, authentic Japanese cuisine overlooking Mt. Fuji at Kozue. The hotel also features Girandole, a French Brasserie and The Peak Lounge & Bar which is located on the 41st floor atrium where guests go for a relaxing afternoon tea, a glass of Champagne or original cocktails. On the ground level, guests can find Delicatessen and Pastry Boutique, offering a wide range of homemade items.
New York Grill
Dramatically perched on the 52nd floor of Park Hyatt Tokyo is the dynamic New York Grill, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows offering breathtaking views of Tokyo. The contemporary and sophisticated interior features four substantial paintings of New York scenes by Italian artist Valerio Adami and a wine cellar housing over 1,800 bottles of wines. Our Chef de Cuisine and his team practice their art in the stunning open kitchen, drawing guests into the dining experience. The menu features a wide selection of prime quality Japanese and imported beef, market fresh seafood and poultry roasted to perfection on the rotisserie.
On a clear day, one can see Mount Fuji from the hotel’s exquisite contemporary Japanese restaurant, Kozue. The menu features only the finest seasonal ingredients for the hearty, home-style dishes which are uniquely presented on beautiful earthenware, porcelain and lacquerware created by noted Japanese craftsmen. Kozue features an extensive sake list for the perfect accompaniment.
Expect Avant garde, minimalist interiors. The prices aren't so minimalist, but perhaps that's not surprising considering this hotel's prime position in the centre of Sanlitun. There's also a rather edgy Spanish-Italian fusion restaurant. One for the wealthy hipsters.
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