The Conrad, part of the Hilton family, welcomes you to the space age with a Japanese twist. Elevators shoot upward 28 floors in the slick, green-hue Tokyo Shiodome Building to a lobby of dark oak paneling and bronze lattices. The high-ceiling guest rooms facing the bay offer much more pleasant views than those looking over the city. The Twin Bay View Rooms (a roomy 160 square feet) blend the latest in hotel tech with Japanese aesthetics, such as the charcoal drawing of
cherry blossoms above the headboard. Highlights in the bathrooms include dual sinks, rain showerheads, and separate tubs (complete with rubber duckies). Dining options include the award-winning China Blue and the French-influenced Gordon Ramsay at the Conrad Tokyo and the adjoining brasserie, Cerise by Gordon Ramsay. Be sure to come with plenty of Hilton points (or your best plastic)—room prices are as sky-high as the lobby entrance.