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Park Hyatt Tokyo, Shinjuku

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Tokyo, Japan, Asia
3-7-1-2 Nishi-Shinjuku
Tel: 81 3 5322 1234
Metro: Shinjuku's insider take:

Perched high above throbbing Shinjuku on the top floors of Kenzo Tange's 52-story steel and granite Park Tower, this has long been the hotel of choice for visiting celebrities (and so it was a natural location for Sofia Coppola to use in Lost in Translation). A small hotel by Tokyo standards—only 177 rooms—the Park Hyatt fairly drips with luxury. Rooms are large—all are at least 484 square feet—with low-key modern furnishings, deluxe bathrooms, and unbeatable views. There's a spectacular glass-roofed swimming pool on the 47th floor (where Bill Murray took a memorable dip in Coppola's movie), plus a revamped spa with sauna, plunge pool, and treatments rooms on the 45th. On a clear day, you can see Mount Fuji from the popular New York Grill on the top floor (reopened in September 2006 with additional seating and artwork by Minoru Nomata).

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 94.0
  • Design: 95.6
  • Food: 93.3
  • Location: 88.9
  • Rooms: 96.7
  • Service: 95.6
A swimming pool, a bamboo garden, and a restaurant occupy the three pyramidal atriums that crown the towers of this Shinjuku property. In "calm, soothing rooms," contemporary design is softened by plants, vibrant-colored chairs, and Japanese art. "Staff are perfect professionals." Girandole is a French brasserie; The Peak Bar is lit by more than 50 paper lanterns.

(178 rooms)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Pool, Spa

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