Park Hyatt Tokyo

3–7–1–2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo, 163-1055, Japan

Sofia Coppola's classic film Lost in Translation was a love letter to this hotel, and when the elevator inside the sleek, Kenzo Tange–designed Shinjuku Park Tower whisks you to the atrium lounge with a panorama of Shinjuku through floor-to-ceiling windows, you may feel smitten as well. The hotel, which begins on the 39th floor and continues through another 14 floors, uses soothing neutrals in cream and gray tones to give an understated elegance. Service is efficient and personal, starting with check-in formalities that take place at sit-down desks, reached by walking through an extensive library. Spacious standard rooms (at least 480 square feet) include king-size beds with Egyptian-cotton sheets and down-feather duvets; other amenities include walk-in closets, in-bath TVs visible from the tub, black-lacquer cabinets, and 37-inch plasma TVs. The popular New York Grill, which has live jazz to go with its steak-and-seafood menu, provides spectacular evening views.


  • city icon that stays relevant
  • wonderful room interiors
  • great skyline views
  • top-class restaurants


  • pricey
  • somewhat remote
  • taxi is best way to get to Shinjuku Station


Phones: 03-5322–1234


154 rooms, 23 suites
Rate Includes: No meals