Tokyo is undoubtedly a HUGE metropolis! And surely, with the number of hotels that are spread out all over this bustling city, picking the best accommodation for your stay can be such a dizzying task. Rest assured, I’ve been to Tokyo several times already by now, and I can guarantee that if you’re looking for a comfortable and luxurious staycation that goes beyond the norm, the rising Park Hotel Tokyo in the district of Minato is your best bet!
You definitely can’t go wrong with them. Here’s why…
About Park Hotel Tokyo
A Prime Estate at the Perfect Location. A well-acclaimed 4-star luxury hotel, Park Hotel Tokyo is nestled within the Shiodome Media Tower which is located in a flourishing center of Minato. That being said, the hotel is smacked right in an area that is very accessible to all major train stations in Tokyo (such as the JR Line) through train stops of Shimbashi and Shiodome. In fact, the hotel perfectly faces the iconic Tokyo Tower, along with a great unobstructed view of Mt. Fuji in the distance. Other popular things to do in Tokyo such as visiting the spots of Tsukiji Market, Ginza, Odaiba, Roppongi, and MANY others can even be easily done in minutes when you stay in Park Hotel Tokyo!
Fit for Any Kind of Traveler and Trip Style. As a world-class accommodation, Park Hotel Tokyo caters to an international clientele of ALL ages and types. No matter if you’re on a business trip, a family vacation, an escapade with friends, or on a romantic getaway with your loved one, the hotel can fit whatever kind of service and room that you may need.
Unique Rooms. Speaking of rooms, Park Hotel Tokyo is known for its vibrant and unique “Artist Rooms” — but sure enough, you have the option to go for standard rooms too. What’s more, you can also request rooms that have a clear view of the Tokyo Tower!
As I’ve mentioned, Park Hotel Tokyo is famous for its Artist Rooms; as the name goes, these are rooms that have been individually transformed into one-of-a-kind artistic living abodes. There are over 27 of these spaces and selected Japanese artists have painted on the walls and ceilings while staying at the hotel as they try to embody the “beauty of Japan.”
I was able to stay in a striking red Artist Queen Room called “Wabi-Sabi” that was painted by the Japanese artist, Conami Hara. Apparently, the murals on the wall which she called karesansui (arid landscape) representing the universe. She did this in the hope that guests will sense as though they’re staying in miniature universes.
As a guest of this room, I can definitely say that she succeeded in emitting that kind of feeling because my stay here was not only magical but surreal!
For other samples of Artist Rooms, see the following designs that were my favorites!
by Ryosuke Yasumoto
QUEEN GEISHA GOLDFISH
by Aki Narita
by Kiyoko Abe
by Yamaguchi Keisuke
To give you an overview, Park Hotel Tokyo has the following kinds of rooms that you can choose from:
- Artist Rooms: choice of Single (19sqm), Queen (22sqm) or King (26-33sqm)
- Standard City Room: choice of Single, Queen, Twin Room (22sqm), or Corner Twin Room (26sqm)
- Standard City Room with Tokyo Tower View: choice of Queen(22sqm), King (26-33sqm), or Twin Room (22sqm)
- Triple Room: 3 beds, ideal for family and friends (33sqm)
- Premium Room: choice of Twin Room or King Room (both at 33sqm)
- THANN Casa Room: Asian-designed room with special THANN products (33sqm)
- Park Suite: 80sqm
TOKYO MARRON Smoking Space. All Park Tokyo Hotel rooms are non-smoking. But you can head over to the 25th floor to get your much-needed break as you admire the artistic-filled area that’s painted by the artist Akihisa Hayashi (“Marron-chan”).
Business Center. Offers PCs, fax services, scanning, photocopying, battery charging, and more — all for 24 hours!
Art Concierge. Located on the 31st floor, the Art Concierge does not only attend to your needs during their stay but also provides details and explanations of your Artist Room upon check-in. If you want to tour the other Artist Rooms, they also provide that service as well. (NOTE: If in case you want to be transferred to a different Artist Room, that is also possible).
Personal Fitness Gym. Open from 5AM to 11PM, this personal fitness gym is available for free at a span of 45 minutes per guest upon reservation. It contains a cross trainer, a fitness bike, a 100-kilo weight machine, a stretch mat, and a music player.
THANN Sanctuary. For your relaxation needs, this place combine Thai body care with Swedish and Ayurvedic techniques.
Tanagokoro. An art shop where you can buy traditional Japanese handcrafts, from paintings to books!
Park Hotel Tokyo has a wide range of dining options for you to choose from:
- Tateru Yoshino Bis = Contemporary French cuisine
- Hanasanshou = Japanese Kaiseki style
- ART Lounge = Western light meals (and where breakfast is also served)
- The Society = Bar
- News Art Café = Coffee shop
- Boulangerie Tateru Yoshino Plus = Bakery
- Blue Room, Scarlet Salon, or Meeting Salon = For private dining options
You will never be disappointed with Japanese hospitality, and Park Hotel Tokyo perfectly embodies this virtue. All throughout my stay, every staff in the hotel were courteous, helpful, friendly, and swift — they spoke good English too!
Moreover, whenever I needed help on directions or itinerary suggestions, they definitely over-delivered; so feel free to ask them whenever you need to.
With all this said and done, I’m pretty sure that you will feel pampered and right at home in Park Hotel Tokyo (much like I did!).
Basic Info: Park Hotel Tokyo
- Booking: See the best deals and prices at Booking.com
- Address: 105-7227 Tokyo Prefecture, Minato-ku Higashi Shimbashi 1-7-1, Japan
- Hotel Classification: 4-Star
- Check-In: 2PM / Check-Out: 12PM
- Disclaimer: Thanks to Park Hotel Tokyo for sponsoring my stay; but as always, all thoughts that are expressed in this article are fully my own.
I believe in the idea that the time spent in an accommodation can help make or break your travels… After staying with Park Hotel Tokyo, my trip to the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ certainly became much more meaningful and memorable.
If you want to experience the same, you know what to do!