When I was in Tokyo last month, I had the huge pleasure of staying at the Park Hyatt Tokyo. It is definitely one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever stayed at, and it felt like a total dream to be there.
You might recognize it for a couple of different reasons—first, I feel like I’ve seen a lot of fashion and travel bloggers staying at the Park Hyatt Tokyo recently. But the other reason you may recognize it is because this is where the movie Lost in Translation was filmed.
The Park Hyatt Tokyo is unlike any other hotel I’ve ever stayed at. Situated in the heart of Shinjuku, one of Tokyo’s busiest entertainment and business centers, the main floor of the hotel where the lobby and bar/lounge area are located is on the 38th floor.
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I actually have no idea what is on all of the other floors beneath the Park Hyatt Tokyo! From there you take another elevator to get to your rooms, all of which have stunning views since you’re so high up.
We stayed in a “Park Suite,” and I loved the modern design and decor in the room.
You’ll also be happy to know that you’re within walking distance to Shinjuku Station, so you can hit up all the popular spots in Tokyo—it’s seriously so helpful being so close to the station.
Aside from the gorgeous views and overall vibes, the service was impeccable. When I was in Tokyo I noticed how the Japanese take their work seriously, and this was definitely no exception at the Park Hyatt Tokyo.
Everyone there, from the manager to the concierge to the restaurant hostess, wanted to make sure that you were taken care of and had a wonderful experience.
From leaving us little desserts from their bakery in our room every day to booking all of our train and dinner reservations, we felt so pampered.
We were so tired our first night in, all we wanted to do was order room service. Highly recommend their udon—it’s reasonably priced and delicious.
If you’re a Diamond member (or what’s now called a “Globalist”), you get complimentary happy hour drinks and hor d’oeuvres at the hotel’s bar and lounge. We had cocktails every night at sunset!
The New York Grill and Bar at the Park Hyatt Tokyo is so swanky! It’s been redone since they filmed all those iconic Lost in Translation scenes there, but the views of course are still stunning!
They play live jazz music some nights, and there’s usually quite a line to get in.
If you’re not a hotel guest, you’ll have to pay a $24 cover and if you get hungry you can also enjoy a nice meal since they’re a New York Grill too. When you’re ready to drink some more, you can grab drinks at the Peak Bar or head up to the 41st floor to the Peak Lounge.
We had breakfast at the Park Hyatt Tokyo every morning, and it was seriously amazing. The mushroom benedict (above) and the French toast (below) were a couple of my favorite things I tried there. They also had some of the best coffee I had ever had, and I looked forward to a couple of cups of it every morning.
The Park Hyatt Tokyo also has the most gorgeous onsen (Japanese baths). They are separated by gender and you go completely naked. The main hot bath (pictured above) is surrounded by several different types of steam rooms and a dry sauna, as well as a cold plunge pool. They also have tons of lockers, showers, and amenities. My sister and I spent an afternoon in here relaxing and it was just heavenly. I also came back on my last day when I had to check out. After I checked out, I was able to store my bags in the lobby and go to the gym for a run (on a treadmill overlooking epic views of Tokyo), take a shower, and relax in the onsen. Not a bad way to spend my last hours before heading to the airport!
The hotel has an amazing bakery on the first floor with delicious pastries and desserts. We tried something new every day! The Park Hyatt Tokyo also left us little goodies, like the mountain of brownies pictured below, which were insanely delicious. They were so chocolatey and not too sweet, and I’m pretty sure we devoured that huge plate in just a couple of days.
Thanks to the Park Hyatt Tokyo for this incredible stay!
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Park Hyatt, Tokyo
It is recommended to spend between 3 – 5 days in Tokyo to enjoy the full experience of what Tokyo has to offer.
The best place to stay in Tokyo is in Nishishinjuku at the Park Hyatt Tokyo luxury hotel. This hotel is perfect because it’s in central Tokyo with beautiful rooms and incredible views.
Yes, Tokyo can get very expensive if you do not properly budget your trip, however, it is very easy to find cheap and delicious food. So you can save your money from eating out at fancy restaurants all the time.
Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.