Need To Know
177, including 23 suites.
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 on weekdays (3pm on weekends and public holidays).
Double rooms from $432.48 (JPY45,000), 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. ⓘ
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.
Suffer from vertigo? Take a deep breath: the Park Hyatt Tokyo occupies floors 39–52 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.
Forget totting up laps – in the 20m swimming pool, you'll be too busy gawping at the skyline. Little Smiths aged 3–15 need to be supervised by a parent or guardian while they're splashing around.
Bikinis/beach shorts for a dip in the hotel pool; threads fit for a film director's gaze for dinners at the New York Grill & Bar.
Request an in-room spa treatment, book a personal training session or request a pilates or yoga session.
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.