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22 Apr 2014

PARK HYATT, TOKYO

Of all the luxury hotels, the Park Hyatt is one of my favourite choices in any city. Somehow, the Park Hyatt hotels not only embody luxury and elegance but also manage to feel like a home away from home. I've stayed at other hotels which are just as beautiful in decor, just as excellent in service and set as high a standard as any, yet still feel somewhat impersonal and disconnected. It's a wonderful (and difficult) achievement for a brand to create the feeling of being truly welcomed and at ease.

Park Hyatt Tokyo (and Park Hyatt Sydney - more on that later) is one of those hotels. Of course, it's a million times more magnificent than my actual home (as much as I adore my little apartment in East London), but returning to it at the end of the day felt comforting and warm, just as I feel when I get home after a long day and kick off my shoes.

Park Hyatt Tokyo suite, Euriental
Park Hyatt Tokyo suite, Euriental
Park Hyatt Tokyo suite view, Euriental
Park Hyatt Tokyo suite bath, Euriental
Park Hyatt Tokyo suite bathroom, Euriental
Park Hyatt Tokyo suite, Euriental
Park Hyatt Tokyo suite ice bucket, Euriental

Ice bucket for your champers, darling?!

Park Hyatt Tokyo suite, tea set, Euriental

Or maybe you'd prefer to stick with tea.

Park Hyatt Tokyo suite minibar, Euriental
Park Hyatt Tokyo suite, Euriental
Park Hyatt Tokyo hallway, Euriental
Park Hyatt Tokyo, The Peak lounge, Euriental

I love, love, loved the beautiful, luscious bamboo plants in The Peak Lounge.

Park Hyatt Tokyo, The Peak Lounge, Euriental
Park Hyatt Tokyo, library, Euriental Park Hyatt Tokyo, library, Euriental
Park Hyatt Tokyo, pool, Euriental
Park Hyatt Tokyo, pool, Euriental

The staff were polished (although service was a little on and off when it came to the serving staff at breakfast - forgetting of orders, taking far too long to bring out orders on occasion, etc.). The food was astounding; breakfast - even if you stuck with the buffet spread and didn't opt for choosing items off the à la carte menu - was delectable.

The public areas include a library section near the concierge where, if you're lucky, on a clear day, you might catch a glimpse of snow-capped Mount Fuji in the distance. Other areas include the breakfast room, the gorgeous The Peak lounge and bar area with stunning views of the city on all sides, the New York bar (famously featured in Lost in Translation, you may recall!) and the insanely beautiful pool and spa area (where men and women each have access to separate spa areas including a massive Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna). There are also 3 restaurants and a delicatessen. Toiletries consisted of endless bottles of citrus-y scented Aesop.

Extravagant all around!


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