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Hotel Highlights

  • Central Shinjuku location
  • Dazzling high-rise views
  • The New York Bar & Grill

Overview

The Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel was the backdrop for Scarlett and Bill’s frustrated flirtation in Lost in Translation: play out your own kooky courtship here. To help you on the way to romance, this handsome high-rise has a light-filled bamboo garden, a sexy swimming pool and sleek rooms that eyeball the city skyline and white-capped Mount Fuji.

Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking Park Hyatt Tokyo with us:

Full daily breakfast for up to two

Facilities

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Need To Know

Rooms

177, including 23 suites.

Check–out

12 noon, but flexible (late departures between noon and 6pm will be charged 50 per cent of the daily rate; any later and you’ll be charged a full night). Check-in, from 1pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $483.15 (JPY49,000), excluding tax at 22.04 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of JPY200.00 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates usually exclude breakfast, but include use of the gym, indoor pool and aerobics studio, as well as WiFi and a shuttle-bus service to Shinjuku train station.

Also

Suffer from vertigo? Take a deep breath: the Park Hyatt Tokyo occupies floors 41–52 of the Shinjuku Park Tower, one of Tokyo's tallest buildings. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kenzo Tange and Hong Kong-based American interior designer John Morford joined forces to design the hotel, whose three towers dominate the city skyline.

At the hotel

Bamboo garden, spa, library, gym, fitness studio, stash of CDs and DVDs, free WiFi. In rooms: TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, bathrobes, slippers, desk, minibar.

Our favourite rooms

If you're here for winter, request a west-facing room for a breath-taking view of Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain. At any other time, the best rooms are the east-facing ones to get nocturnal views of Tokyo's bright lights. Deluxe and Park View rooms all survey the city or the mountain.

Poolside

Forget totting up laps – in the 20m, adults-only swimming pool, you'll be too busy gawping at the skyline.

Packing tips

Bikinis/beach shorts for a dip in the hotel pool; threads fit for a film director's gaze for dinners at the New York Bar & Grill.

Also

Request an in-room spa treatment, book a personal training session or request a pilates or yoga session.

Children

Welcome: cots are free and extra beds can be added to all but the Park Rooms, for JPY 8,000 a night (plus tax and service charge). The concierge can recommend family-friendly activities and provide extras such as bed guards, mats and milk frothers.

Food & Drink

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Hotel Restaurant

The New York Bar & Grill is the place to be seen in Tokyo. Situated at the very top of the building – on the 52nd floor – the bar and restaurant offers stunning night-time views. The menu reads like a roll call of the world's most extravagant ingredients: Oscietra caviar, foie gras, lobster, prime rib-eye, Hokkaido scallops, Japanese kasumi duck and the ilk. There is also a French brasserie, Girandole, in the hotel. Decorated with black-and-white photographs of faces taken in European cafes, Girandole provides more casual dining. Japanese restaurant Kozue boasts views of Mount Fuji from every window, and serves traditional Japanese dishes such as sashimi, blowfish and shabu shabu beef. You can also have light lunches and afternoon tea in the Peak Lounge, within the bamboo garden (return later for alfresco cocktails at the Peak Bar, lit by more than 50 washi paper lanterns). 

 

Hotel Bar

It's pretty much obligatory to have drinks at the New York Bar & Grill, where Coppola had her unlikely couple courting. With 1,600 wines on offer – some exclusive to the hotel – choosing your wine may be difficult (drinking it won’t be). If you're a die-hard Sofia Coppola fan, sip a LIT (Lost in Translation), which features sake, sakura liqueur, peachtree schnapps and cranberry juice.

 

Last orders

The bar keeps serving until midnight, Sunday to Wednesday; 1am, Thursday to Saturday.

Room service

24-hour room service is available, with meals prepared in Girandole.

Smith Insider

Dress code

Issey Miyake, Comme des Garçons or another national design hero.

Top table

By the window at the New York Bar & Grill, but you’ll need to book your spot. If you’re more interested in each other than in Tokyo's skyline, book a booth.

Local Guide

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Eat, drink, see, do: local favourites and more…

Worth getting out of bed for

Shinjuku is the place for shopping, shopping and then some shopping. Near the hotel at 5-24-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya, is Shinjuku Takashimaya Times Square, a 16-floor department store that stocks everything from electronic goods, food, clothing and gifts. Modern Japanese culture is flaunted in the Harajuku and Aoyama shopping districts, providing an irresistible people-watching opportunity. Traditional Japanese shrines, theatres, gardens and markets are all easily accessible from the Park Hyatt Tokyo, and will effortlessly take up an entire day’s sight-seeing. Start with a trip to the Meiji Jingu Shrine at 1-1 Yoyogi-Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, which was built in the 1920s and dedicated to former Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken (www.meijijingu.or.jp). It's the largest Shinto shrine in Tokyo, and is surrounded by 10,000 trees, donated from all over the world. Often wedding ceremonies take place in the shrine, with couples dressed in elaborate, traditional attire. Fans of Hayao Miyazaki’s films – such as My Neighbour Totoro and Spirited Away – will adore Ghibli Museum at 1-1-83 Simorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, dedicated to the masterpieces created by Studio Ghibli (www.ghibli-museum.jp). 

Local restaurants

The Mediterranean-influenced tapas at Cicada (+81 3 6434 1255; www.tyharborbrewing.co.jp) comes courtesy of David Chiddo, a talented former New Yorker. The Tokyo trend of craft beer is done justice at Cicada, where the brews are well-matched to what sits prettily on plates. You'll find this laidback, loungey eatery at 5-7-28 Minamiaoyama, Minato. Two Rooms (+81 3 3498 0002; www.tworooms.jp) at 3-11-7 Kitaaoyama, Minato-ku, in the fashionable Aoyama district, is a chic little restaurant and bar, serving clever international dishes and some of the best cocktails around. The 1,800-bottle cellar is also something of a draw-card.
 

 

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Chic Shinjuku

Park Hyatt Tokyo

3-7-1-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Greater Tokyo Area, 163-1055

The hotel is in the heart of Tokyo, close to Shinjuku train station and the city’s main tourist draws.

Planes

Tokyo International Airport, also known as Haneda Airport (www.tokyo-airport-bldg.co.jp/en), is 25km away – a 45-minute drive. Haneda handles most of the domestic flights; Narita Airport is the main hub for international flights (www.narita-airport.jp).

Trains

Shinjuku train station is 1km away, with services run by JR (www.jreast.co.jp); get to and from it using the hotel’s free shuttle bus service.

Automobiles

There's plenty of onsite parking, and a valet service, but we reckon you're better off relying on public transport.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

By Mr & Mrs Smith.

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from the Park Hyatt hotel in Tokyo and unpacked their new designer clothes and cutting-edge gadgets, a full account of their Japanese luxury break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek in…
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Park Hyatt Tokyo

By Mr & Mrs Smith.

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from the Park Hyatt hotel in Tokyo and unpacked their new designer clothes and cutting-edge gadgets, a full account of their Japanese luxury break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside the Park Hyatt Tokyo...

Weighing in at 177 rooms and spanning three glittering, cloud-poking towers, the Parky Hyatt Tokyo could feel like a bewildering behemoth of a hotel, but it doesn’t. Forget Bill and Scarlett; from the moment you arrive, you’ll feel like the star here. Flawless service, sexy rooms, world-class restaurants and a famous bar continue the fantasy. The hotel has quiet charms, too: an impressive library, for example, and the light-filled bamboo garden on the 41st floor. Did we mention the views? Oh, the views. Eyeball Mount Fuji by day and the sparkling lights of Tokyo’s skyscrapers and billboards by night.

Of course, you shouldn’t just look at what’s outside your window, you’ll need to go out and explore it. The hotel’s location is one its trump cards: Shinjuku will make your bank manager weep, thanks to its never-ending assortment of designer labels on display in the Shibuya shopping district; the Harajuku district is also close by if you want to admire the cool, cosplay-clad young ‘uns. This is a big hotel for Smith, and our first Park Hyatt, but it’s more than earned its place. Don’t think you’ll leave without being wowed.
 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel with us, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Park Hyatt Tokyo's Guestbook below.

 

BlackSmith

Stayed on

We loved

I honestly could not fault this hotel at all. We went there for the last three days of our honeymoon in Japan. We had spent the previous two weeks travelling all over the country and were pretty tired by then, but this was the perfect hotel to end our stay with.T hey were extremely kind to us. Upon arrival I was given a small bouquet of flowers, a sweet touch. We were also offered free drinks and canapés at their Peak Bar on the 41st floor on our first evening (their usual Twilight offer) which was a treat. They also gave us a bottle of champagne and offered to take a photo of us in the hotel and frame it! Although we declined the framed photo it was touching that they were so considerate and thoughtful. Our room was extremely spacious for Tokyo and just lovely. The views of the surrounding area and Mount Fuji were fantastic.The bathroom was a delight as were the Aesop toiletries. Definitely have lunch/dinner at the New York bar on the 52nd floor. The food is fantastic, the service impeccable and the views and ambience are wonderful, especially on a clear day when you can see Mount Fuji in all its glory. Also use the gym: the equipment rivals the view! The location is great. Having spent about a week exploring Tokyo in all, I would say that Shinjuku is a perfect area to be based especially if you are travelling around Japan as we were. Transport links are very convenient and you are never short of places to go, eat and shop.

Rating: 10/10 stars

BlackSmith

Stayed on

We loved

This is a true luxury hotel with good dining and beverage options, amazing views and sensational service. One of the best hotels I have ever had the pleasure of staying in.

Don’t expect

The location is not ideal in terms of surrounding action as it is basically surrounded by a business district, but accessibility to Shinjuku station (a perfect hub) and cheap taxis mean this is not a huge issue.

Rating: 10/10 stars