Park Hyatt Tokyo
What it is
A 177-room ode to excellence atop 52-story Shinjuku Park Tower, with a 65-foot-long pool that peeps out on Mount Fuji.
What it isn't
A nobody. “Lost in Translation,” Sofia Coppola’s 2003 film starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, was filmed here.
What we think
This hotel’s nearly 500-square-foot starter rooms make it one of the most gynormous stays in Tokyo. But it’s every bit as stylish as it is outsized, with streamlined furniture, Egyptian cotton linens and blonde wood built-ins that are reminiscent of a ryokan. For an even more cinematic experience, upgrade to their Park Suite King—it’s almost 1,000-square-feet, and more than ready to film “Lost In Translation II,” thanks to its marble-lined, spa-like bathroom with a soaking tub and sleek separate living space. While you’re here, have afternoon tea in the atrium bamboo garden and at least one lunch at Girandole—a brasserie with a two story collage of black and white throwback pictures of European cafes, not to mention an Australian lamb rack crusted in black olive with thyme jus that may bring a tear to your eye.
You're here because
The wine cellar—hardly a cellar, as it’s tucked in the 52nd story New York Grill with a panorama over the cityscape—is 1,800 bottles deep.
You’re jetlagged. Very jetlagged. Which is why the spa’s mineral stone massage and Hungarian moor mud and gold facial feels every bit like heaven. Or is it the fact that you’re looking out on the world from the 47th floor?
Restaurants & Bars
New York Grill - Steak & market fresh seafood. Classic set of the blockbuster Lost in Translation
Kozue - Japanese
Girandole - European
New York Bar - Spectacular venue for live music, cocktails, premium cognac, and a large selection of American wines.
The Peak Lounge - Skylit bamboo garden serving English afternoon tea and cocktails.
The Peak Bar - Light cuisine and drinks.
The top 14 stories of Shinjuku Park Tower, within walking distance of Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, a 144- acre imperial garden originally built in 1879, then rebuilt after World War II.