Before I start this review, I have to say that nothing I had read or heard about this hotel was able to capture what it is really like…so when you read this, know that it is actually just so much better than I could ever show or describe.
With that in mind, I’m going to write a series of posts to try my best. This first post is all about the actual room: what it was like, how we booked it, and other important details.
Park Suite King
From the moment you hold the silver Tiffany key ring in your hand, you know that you are in for a special treat.
The hotel has a hushed feel to it. Part of it is the thick carpeting and excellent soundproofing. The rest is pure Park Hyatt ambiance.
The door to each room is framed with special objects set on pedestals.
The door opens onto a short hallway with a smart design: each side features sliding doors where you can store your luggage.
There is enough space for multiple suitcases, with room to spare.
The hallway opens directly onto an entryway.
The entryway is beautiful, and features more art on pedestals.
The room itself is large and very nicely laid out. There is a sitting area on one side of the main room.
Here is a view of the entire room:
Opposite the windows in the main room, there is an entertainment center.
If you open all of the doors and peek in all the cubbies, you will find tea with beautiful teacups…
and a coffeemaker.
The bedroom is serene. We loved the bed. The mattress was definitely firmer than most Western mattresses, but since that is what we like, we were really happy.
There is another entertainment center in the bedroom – sorry for the weird reflections on the TV screen, but I took the photo at night and that is unfortunately how it came out.
The bathroom is right off the bedroom. It runs the width of the room, and has both a deep soaking tub and a shower.
The tub was fantastic.
The tub filled really quickly and the water got really hot, both of which made for a luxurious bath, especially because of the really nice bath salts and Aesop amenities.
The shower was fantastic as well.
At first, my kids were scared of the toilet, but after they tried it, they were hooked (a heated seat! surprising squirting water)! Now they want us to get a Japanese toilet for our house.
There is a double sink in the bathroom.
Amenities are plentiful.
There is also a vanity in the bathroom.
In all, we were very comfortable in the room. It was definitely large enough for all four of us – they provided two rollaways for my kids, and those fit into the room with no problem at all.
TIP: If you want to be on the no-smoking floor, you definitely should request this at the time of booking. We were originally given a suite on a regular floor, and it smelled very strongly of cigarette smoke.
How we booked this room using Hyatt points.
We planned and booked this vacation almost a year ago, and a few things have changed since then. When we originally booked, we used the two free nights Josh got by applying for the Hyatt Visa – and since he was a Hyatt Diamond member at the time that he applied for the card, he got the two free nights in a suite. That is not the case anymore – you can only get two free nights in a regular room when you apply for the card.
We then spent 33,000 Hyatt points per night for the three remaining nights (old rates) for a total of 99,000 points.
So our five-night stay cost 99,000 Hyatt points.
If you wanted to book this same room at the current rates, you would need 48,000 points per night. So at the current rates, our stay would cost 240,000 points. A HUGE amount, by any standards.
If you are curious, the same stay would cost $400-$500/night for a standard room and around $1,200/night for a suite if you paid actual money.
Is it worth it? I’ll cover all of the other features and amenities of the hotel in a few more posts, and you can decide for yourself. 😉
Have you stayed at the Park Hyatt Tokyo? What did you think? If you haven’t stayed here, I’m also so curious if you would want to?