Park Hotel Tokyo
Hotel in Tokyo
5-Star Design Hotel
A friend recently recommended Park Hotel Tokyo as a conveniently located hotel for enjoying Japan’s capital.
He described it as “a design-savvy hotel”. Yet, on arrival, the Park Hotel Tokyo didn’t strike me as being more than just another clean and elegant Tokyo hotel, with classic cream-brown colour schemed rooms, European furniture assembles, wooden flooring, minimalist décor, soft lighting and well-mannered staff. Then, Mr. Yoshiaki Hayashi, General Manager, in his proactive, hands-on management style, toured me around the hotel’s Artist Room SUMO.
This, he said, is “the first artist-in-hotel room”. Inspired and created by the Japanese artist Hiroyuki Kimura, the Artist Room SUMO is adorned with floor to ceiling, original paintings and art objects dedicated to the Japanese national sport of Sumo.
Over the next three years, the Park Hotel Tokyo plans to transform nine standard guest rooms per year into Artist Rooms to create an entire Artist Floor – totalling 31 rooms. The concept is inspired by the well known "Artist-In-Hotel" programs. What a fantastic idea! Each guest will have the opportunity to enjoy art from the comfort of their hotel room, a very clever and thoughtful way to enhance their cultural experiences during their stay at the Park Hotel Tokyo.
Although the Artist in Hotel project definitely sets the Park Hotel apart from competition, the sophisticated and punctual service of the hotel staff and the quiet and elegant surroundings of the hotel deserve a shout-out too.
The hotel itself is located on floors 25 to 34 of the "Shiodome Media Tower" at the corner of Media City Shiodome, which is the new centre of business and culture. Within the hotel, food and beverage options, including Hanasanshou (Japanese cuisine) and a fine-dining French restaurant, featuring sweeping views of the city, are complemented by a garden-like atrium lounge area, as well as a relaxation spa (with in-room massage service).
All rooms feature just about all the amenities you could need to ensure a comfortable stay, including a mini bar, safe, coffee and tea maker, sleepwear, hair dryer, satellite TV, work desk, and “most importantly”, free internet access. Further amenities that can be requested include extra blankets, different quality pillows, a curling hair dryer, hair straighteners, CD/ DVD/Blueray player, air purifier, humidifier, trouser press, iron and ironing board, and finally you can even request you own in-room massage machine!
Liz Tecirli is a freelance travel writer specialising in adventure travel, extreme sports and luxury breaks
Park Hotel Tokyo is a member of Design Hotels
Photographs courtesy of Park Hotel Tokyo
|Reviewer's Rating||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Services||Business Center, Free High Speed Internet, Restaurant, Fitness Center, Health Spa, Conference Rooms|
|Number of Rooms||273 rooms & suites|
|Related Activity||Relaxation, Lively Nightlife, Culture / Sightseeing, Great local restaurants|
City Queen (22-24 m²); City Twin 22 m²); City Single (19 m²); Corner Twin/ Corner King (26 m²); Premium Twin/ Premium King (33 m²); Triple (22 m²); Park Suite (80 m²); Barrier-free Room (26 m²); THANN Casa (33 m²); Artist Room Queen (22 m²); Artist Room King (26-33 m²).
The price for a City Single room is from 23,960 JPY including tax and service charge. Breakfast costs from 2,138 JPY for adults and 1,300 JPY for children. Spa packages (90 minute) cost from 12,960 JPY including tax and service charge and self parking cost 2,000 JPY per night.
Last updated on 02-10-2015