Getting There â€“ JAL First Class
Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton Tokyo
Guide to Tsukiji Fish Market
Room Service Review: Ritz-Carlton Tokyo
Day in Tokyo
Taking the Shinkansen â€œBulletâ€ Train
Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton Kyoto
Tea at the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto
Day 1 in Kyoto
Day 2 in Kyoto
Room Service Review: Ritz-Carlton Kyoto
Park Hyatt Tokyo: Revisited
Getting to Hiroshima
Hotel Review: Sheraton Hiroshima
Day trip to Miyajima
Day in Hiroshima
St. Regis Osaka
Day in Osaka
After Kyoto I couldn’t resist sneaking in a night at the famed Park Hyatt Tokyo before heading to Hiroshima. I’ve stayed there many times before as I figure many readers have, but it is a favorite of mine. The outstanding staff, suite and breakfast all blend together for a fantastic stay. To me it is one of the top aspirational chain properties in the world that is absolutely worth the stay, if only for one visit or night.
A standard Park King room regularly has a rate in the $400-$500 range, and the Park Suite is around $1100. If you’ve been itching to try out this property there are a couple other ways to do so without emptying your wallet.
If you have the Hyatt credit card, redeeming those 2 free night certificates for a stay at this property is a great choice.
Since the Park Hyatt Tokyo is a top Category 7 property, you can redeem 30,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points per night. It used to be an even better deal at 22,000 points but all prices eventually rise, right?
Do you have a Chase Freedom, Ink Plus Business Card, Ink Cash Business Card or the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card? If so, you’ve been earning Chase Ultimate Rewards points with your purchases, and you can transfer those points to Hyatt at a rate of 1:1.
You can also do the Cash & Points rate at 15,000 points and $300, but that usually is a little too high for my liking considering you can buy a room flat out for around $400-$500.
If you have Diamond status in Hyatt’s Gold Passport Program you can pay for a night in a Park King room and use one of your 4 annual Diamond Suite Upgrades. Something that not everyone knows is that you can also use your Diamond Suite upgrades when on a Cash & Points rate. The room you’ll upgrade into is the Park Suite, which is wonderfully large at just over 1000 square feet.
Daily full breakfast at the hotel’s French brasserie restaurant Girandole is also a benefit of being a Hyatt Diamond which you won’t want to skip if staying at the Park Hyatt Tokyo. The spread is amazing. If you’d prefer to eat breakfast in your room you can order it via room service at no cost either.
Checking in on the 41st floor immediately put me at ease. I always get a feeling of reassurance that the staff really cares for their guests and isn’t just going through the motions.
Sometimes when I’ve arrived at a hotel and given my luggage to the bellman out front it takes a while to get to the room, and I stand around the room waiting for them to arrive so I can unpack.
That has never been the case at this hotel. It is either quickly brought up or already in the room. This time I went up to my room and the luggage had already been brought up and placed in the closet.
The Park Suite is designed in a long oval shape, decorated in earthy muted blue-greens and browns with natural and dark woods. It feels inviting and calm and the feeling is accentuated by Hokkaido water elm panelling, woven wall coverings and live plants.
I’ve reviewed this hotel before, which you can read by clicking here.
The bathroom was impeccably clean and had separate shower and deep soaking tub. The toilet was by Toto, and if you haven’t used one of those toilets before they are very entertaining. There are buttons with all kinds of spray options and the seat is heated.
Living Room –
Hand tufted carpeting and plenty of seating was in the living room, and everything was arranged so well that it was intuitive. The views were gorgeous, and there was a table for room service, couch with ottoman, even books to read and cd’s to listen to.
The bed has little bedside lighting and temperature controls and a bottle of water had thoughtfully been left on each bedside table. There is a large TV and a desk, and the doors can be closed to both the bathroom and living room when it is time to sleep. The bed itself is a bit on the firm side which I found great but if you love a super soft bed it might be something to take note of. I noted that I’ve never heard any noise from nearby rooms at this hotel. It’s a silent cocoon that offers a restful sleep.
When it was time to check out the next morning, I was disappointed to be leaving after such a quick stay but I knew I’d be back! Next up: Getting to Hiroshima
Have you stayed at the Park Hyatt Tokyo or are you planning to?