I’m finding it really hard to organize my thoughts on our Tokyo trip, mainly because we crammed so much sightseeing into three days. We stayed at the Park Hyatt Tokyo (featured in the movie Lost in Translation), which was an amazing luxury hotel that I managed to completely pay for with credit card rewards. At some point in the future, I plan to write a post about how I manage credit card rewards for optimal benefit.
The Park Hyatt is located in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo. The lobby is on the 41st floor of a skyscraper, and our room on the 42nd floor had a great view of the city.
The room had a lot of nice touches – 2 kinds of robes to choose from (heavy or light), a Nespresso machine, a handwritten welcome note with a box of candy, Tempurpedic pillows on demand, an enormous bathroom, multiple shower heads in the shower, high end toiletries… When we arrived, a hotel clerk took us right to our room and checked us in there.
Everything in the hotel was top-notch. In the mornings, we had café au lait delivered (a free perk with my Hyatt membership), and the one morning that we had breakfast delivered, I had one of the best eggs Benedict of my life.
On Saturday night, we went to the New York Bar on the 52nd floor for drinks and dinner. I had a Dark & Stormy (2 kinds of rum plus ginger beer), a margarita with cassis puree and ginger syrup, and an espresso martini. Domingos stuck with classics: an old-fashioned, gin martini, and a Manhattan. All of them were excellent, and we also both tried the Wagyu burger, which was definitely the best burger of my life. Even the house-made ketchup they served with the fries was ridiculously good.
On Sunday morning, we went to the spa for a 90-minute couples massage. We were able to use the saunas and jacuzzi before the massage, and I found myself all alone in the women’s area.
We’ll probably never stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo again, but it was a wonderful opportunity to experience it for those four nights and three days.