Updated on December 11, 2017
Hotel Review: The Grand Hyatt Tokyo
After our one night at The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo, we jumped in an uber and made our way to Roppongi to our home for the next 3 nights at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo!
Let’s recap where we are right now on this trip:
When booking this trip I was really conflicted between the Grand Hyatt and the Park Hyatt. Typically I’d go to the Park Hyatt without hesitation, but the more research I did I just thought the GH would be a better experience. At the time I was a Hyatt Diamond (now Globalist) and did a points+cash stay (12,500 points + $150). Considering the rooms for the nights we were there were up over $400, I thought we got a pretty good value for our stay. My original intention was to use my Diamond suite nights for the stay, but they were completely booked in the suites. Instead we were given a standard room on a high floor, however, it had an incredible view of Mt. Fuji!
The hotel boasts more than 385 rooms including 28 suites, and is attached to the greater Roppongi Hills shopping center and entertainment area.
When Jaime and I first got the hotel, we actually had to wait about an hour or two for the room, so we dropped off our bags and walked around the Roppongi Hills area, naturally needing to find coffee for me. Since it was near to Christmas time, we were able to take in some Christmas spirit!
Part of the Roppongi Hills area is the Mori Art Museum. For any of you keeping track of us at home, Jaime and I aren’t big art fans (I don’t think Kevin and Katie are either). With that said, I didn’t pay to go in it, but I’ve heard good things.
What was really cool is that the Roppongi Hills Christmas Market was set up for the holiday season. At first we thought it was silly as it was completely empty, but we came back the next day and the place was bumping!
Anyway, back to the hotel. The Grand Hyatt, being so intricately tied to the shopping center, has multiple ‘back’ entrances. One of the biggest of these side entrances was right off of the main hallway in the shopping area.
When walking in from the outside and passing Starbucks, you’ll see this on your right.
Now we’re back in the hotel and ready to start exploring.
I headed back to the front desk only to be told our room wasn’t quite ready, but that we could head up to the lounge for some snacks and wait in there for a short period – our room was almost ready! So, we headed up to the Club Lounge.
Going past the front desk we passed the Fiorentina restaurant on the right and turned into the elevator lobby to head up to the 21st floor (Grand Club floor).
This was the perfect time to his the lounge (around noon) as it was almost entirely empty – time to get some pictures.
These were the only pictures I got of the lounge, but I think it shows you what it’s about. It’s not incredibly big, but we loved having access to the club for the happy hour champagne alone.
After about 30 minutes in the lounge, a hotel rep came up to the lounge to let us know our room was ready and our luggage was already put in it. Our room was 2010 on the 20th floor, just one floor below the Grand Club.
I think the pictures told you this already, but the room was very well appointed. I loved the mix of rich mahogany furnishings and the slight Japanese elements in the design.
Now, let’s take a look at the rest of the hotel. As I said before, the hotel was connected to Roppongi Hills shopping area. The pictures below show the area where they connect.
The morning after our first night at the Grand Hyatt, my jet lag still hadn’t subsided so I was up bright and early around 5am – time to check out the incredible fitness center at the hotel!
The Nagomi Fitness Center here can be described in one: awesome!
Now let’s take a walk through it and let the pictures do the talking.
When you walk past the entrance towards the exercise room, you pass the incredible pool.
What was great about this fitness center was the huge locker room and relaxation area. Given that my wife was still asleep, I took my time to enjoy the massage chairs and relax.
Well that’s it. It was really an incredible stay. Although I can’t say it’s better than the Park Hyatt Tokyo, as I’ve never been there, I can tell you it’s a fantastic hotel that you absolutely won’t regret staying at!
In the next post I’ll cover our third hotel of the trip before talking about our time in Tokyo!