Sleepover: Park Hyatt Tokyo
A bed for the night in Japan
Sunday 17 November 2002
Where is it?
Towering above Shinjuku, a fashionable business and entertainment district.
What's it like?
An oasis of space and calm. Perched in the top 14 floors of the 52-storey Shinjuku Park tower – three connected buildings topped by glass pyramids – this exclusive retreat is acknowledged as Tokyo's finest and is a favourite of Hollywood stars, including Meg Ryan and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
What's its USP?
Luxury in the sky, especially its Club on the Park health and fitness sanctuary which has a spectacular swimming pool in the glass pyramid on the 47th floor.
It has a reputation for providing personal service. Newly arrived guests are escorted through the labyrinth to reception on the 41st floor. (The lack of signs means the assistance of the friendly staff is essential.)
The 178 spacious rooms and suites are furnished with exquisite fabrics, original artworks, exotic woods and the latest high-tech gadgetry. Extras in the bathroom include high-tech loos that not only clean your nether regions with a water spray but also blow them dry. Prices range from £270 for a double room to £2,622 for the presidential suite.
Food and drink?
Steaks and lobster are cooked to perfection in the New York Grill & Bar at the top of the hotel, which has breathtaking panoramic views. (Book months in advance.) Kozue for traditional Japanese fare, or Girandole for European tastes.
As well as the Hollywood stars, an international mix of business and leisure travellers.
Things to do?
Browse the private library of 2,000 books. Check out the pool, gym and spa
Park Hyatt Tokyo, 3-7-1-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-1055, Japan (0845 888 1234; www.hyatt.com).
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