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Travel Tips: Park Hyatt Hotel Tokyo, Get Lost In Translation

The Park Hyatt Hotel Tokyo has celebrity status after being the star venue of the film Lost In Translation.

This is one hotel you will most certainly want to get lost in.

A hotel that serves Ruinart as its in-house champagne by the glass doesn’t have to do much more to keep me coming back.

I am being cute, but you can here as The Park Hyatt in Tokyo is so much fun.

Renae Leith-Manos at The Park Hyatt Tokyo.

This hotel has one of the best fitness and spa areas I have ever seen – it is spacious, and a true haven to retreat from the pace of Tokyo every once in a while, and in a city like Tokyo, you need it.

I would go back and stay at The Park Hyatt Tokyo just to chill out in their spa, the use of which is thankfully included in the room rate. I say thankfully as it means you can use it daily as part of your routine without giving it a second thought.

It’s women only, and there are seemingly endless lockers, Hollywood style mirrors with loads of lights, and products to prepare to chill when you go in, and then again to get ready for the real world once your relaxation is done.

There is a huge hot spa with jets, a dry sauna and a hammam, and a cold and hot plunge pool which Russians and Japanese gravitate to and swear is their secret to staying young.

There is what I would call a fun shower with all manner of jets coming from the walls and ceilings which you can change the pressure on to have a massage whilst you wash,  and there are the regular showers in addition, which are huge and the best way to get clean after a long session there.

Of course there is a swimsuit dryer which takes all of 30 seconds, and finally a massive relaxation room to, well relax. This is beyond.

And all of this in one of Tokyo’s most famous hotels, where that desperately romantic (but sad) movie, Lost In Translation was filmed.

Even though it was released in 2003, you can’t help but relive it during a stay in this magnificent hotel.

Tokyo is all about views & this hotel has them galore, especially in the bar & restaurant.

The bar is renowned as one of the best in the world & was where Bill Murray’s character Bob Harris first spotted college graduate Charlotte, Scarlett Johansson. ( if you ask you can even sit in the exact spot where this moment was filmed –  I did).

Renae Leith-Manos at the Park Hyatt Tokyo

There are first class cocktails – and plenty of them, as well as a diverse list of bar snacks and first class live music makes this a sexy place to hang out.

The restaurant by day is one of the best in Tokyo for wagyu, and again, those views – and a wine list to die for.

Rooms are huge by Japanese standards with modern furnishings with an understated, simplistic Japanese feel. The beds are huge with first class cotton sheets. I don’t normally notice sheets, but these were memorable.

Breakfast is in a spacious setting & the Japanese offering is healthy & broad & staff took the time to explain not only what I was eating, but how to eat it (essential when presented with the colourful offerings as you have no idea what they are).

The feel in every part of this hotel is luxurious & stately. High ceilings, modern stone, some glorious art pieces in the lobby all give it a truly international and luxurious feel. Can’t wait to return – soon.

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