From the moment a guest walks in and collects the room key on a stylish sterling silver key ring, it is clear that a stay at Park Hyatt Tokyo will be an “over-the-top” experience. Perched on the top floors of a modern skyscraper that towers above one of Asia’s most thrilling cities, this hotel is widely acknowledged to be Tokyo’s finest Six Star Hotel at Park Hyatt Tokyo. A favorite for film stars, CEOs, and sophisticated travelers, Park Hyatt, is a place of soaring architecture, panoramic views of a throbbing metropolis, and interiors reminiscent of a deluxe New York penthouse. It is filled with museum-quality art and restaurants so much in demand that reservations are often booked weeks in advance. At its health and fitness facility, guests gaze out on Mount Fuji in the distance or watch billions of city lights twinkle as they work out. With only 177 rooms, Park Hyatt Tokyo is intimate by Asian standards, yet spacious and serene, with one of the largest guestrooms in Tokyo.
Park Hyatt occupies the top 14 floors of the 52-storey Shinjuku Park Tower. In function and location, it integrates the high-rise business center of West Shinjuku with the nearby performing arts complex and public park. The building was designed by the internationally acclaimed architect, the late Dr. Kenzo Tange (1913-2005), the father of modern Japanese architecture. Kenzo Tange established his career after World War II, providing plans for the rebuilding of Hiroshima after it had been devastated by the atomic bomb.
Tange’s design for Park Hyatt includes three soaring towers of different heights so that nearly every public space and private room offers spectacular views of Tokyo, the Kanto Plain, and Mount Fuji. The building rests upon the hard bedrock of the Shinjuku district, insulating it from the earthquakes which Tokyo is prone to. The building nevertheless has three 145-ton earthquake stabilizers, whose precision equipment adjusted even for the Southern Hyogo Earthquake of 1995, with an epicenter as much as 310 miles (500 kilometers) away. Tange’s three-tower stepped-back design is not just visually striking; it minimizes the impact of the building’s large mass on the surrounding area. The graduated configuration gives an impression of slenderness, yet also reduces the noon shadow cast onto the neighboring park. Regular variations in angles of the exterior surfaces check the usual acceleration of wind speed caused by skyscrapers, thereby reducing artificial wind gusts.
At Park Hyatt Tokyo, each guestroom and suite meet the dual needs of the international traveler by doubling as a serene retreat and an efficient private office with the latest amenities. Every room has been designed as a contemporary private residence with exquisite fabrics, woods, original artwork, and a selection of books for both reference and pleasure to maintain its rating as a Six Star Hotel. The hotel’s 177 rooms include 18 Park Suites, one Governor’s Suite, two Diplomat Suites, one Tokyo Suite and one Presidential Suite. The 590 square foot standard rooms are some of the most spacious rooms in Tokyo. All rooms have walk-in closets. High-tech amenities include complimentary high-speed wireless LAN access, DVD players and 40-inch televisions (52-inch for suites, 60-inch for premium suites), compact disc players, remote control curtains, two dedicated phone lines, data port, and voicemail. The extra-wide beds are dressed with perfectly white 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and sumptuous down feather duvets. English Breakfast Tea, Sencha green tea, and a daily flavored tea selection for guests to brew themselves are provided in each room, with Nespresso coffee machines provided as standard. There is also a minibar with an extensive selection of beverages and light snacks. Room Service is available 24 hours a day, with all meals prepared by the hotel’s acclaimed Girandole restaurant, offering a selection of Asian, American, and Continental favorites. Marble and granite baths boast double sinks, a deep-soaking tub, and a separate shower. The 15-inch television is thoughtfully placed for ideal viewing during long soaks. Baths have botanical-based AESOP body and hair care products, chosen for their use of only the highest quality herbs and essential oils. There is a scale, plush terrycloth and cotton yukata robes, cotton terry slippers, a makeup mirror, and a hairdryer. Western guests are amazed by the ultra high-tech toilets.
Services and Amenities
- Spacious bathroom with a luxuriously deep bathtub and separate shower booth
- Two telephone lines
- Complimentary high-speed wireless LAN Internet access
- 40-inch television in the standard rooms/52-inch television in the suite rooms/60-inch television in the premium suite rooms
- DVD/CD players/Video On Demand System
- Literary works and dictionaries
Club on the Park, located on the hotel’s 45th and 47th floors, dedicates more than 22,000 square feet (2,100 square meters) to Aesthetics, Escape and Fitness. As guests step out of the private elevator on the 47th floor, they are bathed in natural sunlight streaming through the glass of the pyramidal roof. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls reveal stunning views of Tokyo from almost any vantage point on the entire floor. Popular workout times are early morning and sunset when the city’s neon lights compete with sunlight playing on the neighboring glass towers and other buildings below. Swimmers in the 65-foot swimming pool can gaze up to the heavens through the glass roof while taking a dip. The gym features a complete range of Life Fitness weight training and fitness equipment, and the aerobics studio has a sonic flooring system. There are classes in total body conditioning, beginner aerobics, high/low impact aerobics, basic ballet, yoga, basic training, spot training, circuit training, flexibility training, relaxation, aqua exercise, aqua walking, stability ball exercises, stretching and t’ai chi, which rotates every six months.
The poolside gourmet menu includes such tempting items as Smoked Salmon Herb Salad with Ravigote Cream; Hokkaido Mozzarella Caprese and Parma Ham; Swimmer Crab, Tomato and Anchovy Linguine; and a variety of sandwiches, salads, pasta, fruits, and desserts. Weider sports jellies and protein/vitamin/energy boosters are also available for those who want a light yet fortifying snack. The 45th floor offers seven aesthetic treatment rooms including a specialty suite. Men’s and women’s wet and dry saunas, 360-degree body showers, marble whirlpools, cold plunge pools, and relaxation rooms complete with refreshments, wide-screen televisions and leisure reading may also be enjoyed. The vanity areas provide a wide range of Aesop toiletries for men and women, along with towels, slippers, robes, and exercise clothes.
The Business Centre, open 24 hours daily, will assist with logistics for a business trip, demystify Japanese business customs and etiquette, and provide up-to-date information, referrals, and practical advice. Business cards can be printed and delivered within 24 hours. Individual workstations are equipped with desktop computers, a dedicated inkjet printer and the latest business software. The meeting room seats four persons and is available for staying guests free of charge, while two fully equipped boardrooms seating 12 are available for hire at half price for staying guests. For easy communication with business associates and travel companions, all guests enjoy complimentary access to an international mobile phone and wireless Internet connection. In addition, international video conferencing and Japanese/English laptops are available on a 24-hour basis for hire and video recorders, flip charts, and overhead and slide projectors are free of charge. Secretarial services including facsimile transmission, computing, word processing, photocopying, and translation are available.
The Six Star Hotel has three function rooms and a Private Dining. Ballroom seats up to 220 guests for luncheons or dinners and can accommodate standing receptions as large as 320. The Venetian Room seats up to 150 people theatre-style or 90 for sit-down affairs and accommodates standing receptions of 100. Both are equipped with a video wall and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, with round-the-clock international video conferencing capability. The intimate Drawing Room seats up to 40 and is a perfect venue for aperitifs followed by dinner and late evening cordials. Christian ceremonies are held in the hotel’s Wedding Chapel, where the altar is decorated with a custom-made silver centerpiece by Italian jewelry designer Gianmaria Buccellati. Park Hyatt Tokyo’s Private Dining is a modernist private residence with panoramic
Park Hyatt Tokyo Six Star Hotel is full of delicious visual experiences and surprises, all to welcome its rating. Example: When the elevator door closes at the ground floor, the lights are dim. As the elevator rises, the lights brighten. When guests reach the 41st floor, a burst of light propels them into a luminous lobby. The clean-lined design scheme features muted hues of deep green marbles, brown and gray granites, and an abundance of windows and mirrors. The effect is high-tech and dramatic, yet warm. The warmth comes from the fine woodwork, hand-tufted carpets, and natural fiber-woven wall coverings.
The floors are greatly designed with a quality countertop that gives the rooms conducive temperature.
There are five restaurants, two bars, and a patisserie in Park Hyatt Tokyo, all overseen by Executive Chef Thomas Angerer. Dramatically perched on the 52nd floor of Park Hyatt Tokyo with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a spectacular open kitchen is the dynamic New York Grill. The black-and-chrome interior features four massive paintings of New York scenes by Italian artist Valerio Adami and an installation of 20 commissioned works by Tokyo artist Minoru Nomata, known for his paintings of visionary architectural schemes. Chef de Cuisine Federico Heinzmann and his team practice their art in the stunning open kitchen, drawing guests into the dining experience. Specialties include mega portions of duck from the rotisserie, fresh seafood, and prime quality Japanese beef. The 1,800 bottle wine cellar-in-the-sky contains the largest selection of U.S. wines in Japan. Each month, New York Grill highlights a noted U.S. winery, featuring wines by the glass or by the bottle. Two set dinner menus, “Manhattan” and “Central Park” also change monthly. New York Grill has three semi-private spaces, offering the perfect venue for intimate parties.
A skylit bamboo garden-in-the-sky, creating a mood of serenity both night and day, is the centerpiece of The Peak Lounge on the 41st floor. Washed with natural light and offering spectacular views of Tokyo, the garden setting is perfect for enjoying luscious desserts, fresh home-made cakes, authentic English afternoon tea, light cuisine, and cocktails.
Girandole-relaxed and romantic yet full of life in true French brasserie tradition offer all day dining and simple, delicious fare that is satisfyingly authentic. The dinner menu highlights signature brasserie dishes, the lunch menu also includes selected Asian favorites, and breakfast features a hearty buffet in addition to Western and Japanese style breakfasts.
Delicatessen- a gourmet specialty shop located on the hotel’s first floor, is an uptown oasis offering its own line of originally produced items such as XO sauce, Caesar salad dressing and a variety of honey and salts.
New York Bar- located adjacent to New York Grill on the 52nd floor, is Tokyo’s most spectacular venue for live music.
The Peak Bar- offers the magical setting of a bamboo garden softly lit by more than fifty washi paper lanterns, overlooking a glittering sea of city lights below.
Near the Park Hyatt, Tokyo Six Star Hotel on the second-floor entrance is the take-out Pastry Boutique, offering specialty cakes and fresh bakery goods crafted by the hotel’s award-winning Pastry Chef, in addition to a fine selection of gourmet gifts.