Grand Hyatt Tokyo
What We Love
- Prime location in Roppongi Hills, one of Tokyo’s most dynamic neighborhoods
- Smart, contemporary design
- Obliging service
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What To Know
- Roppongi Hills is a popular attraction, so the nearby streets can be quite crowded
- Ask for advice before partaking in Roppongi nightlife, as there are areas to avoid
- Airport taxis are expensive, so save money by riding in airport limousine buses that go directly to the hotel
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Grand Hyatt feels far more intimate than its 21 stories and 387 guestrooms would suggest. In the lobby, tall glass picture windows, shiny marble floors and hulking stone sculptures create a calm space surrounding the front desk. Cheerful clerks, elegantly dressed in black and white, deftly guide English speakers through the hotel and beyond, and concierges are all too happy to print maps and guides to sights and restaurants. And because this is Tokyo, there’s no need to tip.
Bed and Bath
Rooms are minimalist but warm and decorated with mahogany wood. They begin at a generous 452 square feet. Supple Frette linens, mood lighting, blackout curtains and bottles of water (thoughtfully placed bedside during turndown) make for perfect sleeping conditions. Bathrooms feature limestone furnishings, soaking tubs, rain showers and Subtilis bath amenities. To feel like a local, sink into a hotel-provided yukata bathrobe.
The hotel itself 11 restaurants and bars. The breakfast buffet at the French Kitchen (with everything from breads and pastries to salads and cooked-to-order hot dishes) is an indulgent way to start the day. Feast at Shunbou, the hotel’s top Japanese restaurant, crafted from stones hewn by the assistant to the late Isamu Noguchi; it’s adjacent to the Oak Door and Chinaroom. The Nagomi Spa & Fitness facility is enormous (at almost 14,000 square feet) and has a 67-foot-long red-granite swimming pool as its centerpiece.
In the Area
Just outside the Grand Hyatt’s door, the Roppongi Hills complex is well worth a ramble for its shops, restaurants, public art and gardens. Don’t miss the Mori Art Museum showing savvy contemporary art exhibits on the 53rd floor; admission includes stunning views from the Tokyo City View observatory. Ask for a map of the Art Triangle Roppongi, which highlights the neighborhood’s cutting-edge galleries and museum architecture. Stop in to see Kisho Kurokawa’s National Art Center Tokyo‘s changing exhibits, Kengo Kuma’s Suntory Museum‘s classical Japanese art, and Tadao Ando’s 21_21 Design Sight‘s design trends. Tadao Ando’s 21_21 Design Sight is located in Tokyo Midtown, an even newer multi-acre shopping and dining center.
How to Get There
The hotel and staff are first class. I enjoyed the Club King Room and access to the Club lounge enhanced our stay. Amazing breakfast and evening cocktails. Don't miss the spa and pool. They are one of a kind.
Once again the Grand Hyatt Roppongi, Tokyo has exceeded expectations. From registration through checkout the stay was flawless. Whether breakfast in the member lounge or room service with impeccable speed and politeness, the service and attitude were “ichibahn” as always. See you there next month.
Miki really went above and beyond to accommodate a group of 10, including late check out and adding welcome notes and gifts to make the stay special. The club breakfast was delicious every morning. Rooms were large and blackout shades divine for the jet lag.
The spa, pool, hot tub, and massage chairs were amazing! I did share with the spa manager that I wish they would give the "Japanese" rules for the inner spa a bit more clearly (no clothes allowed) as I wasn't sure as a Westerner.