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Tokyo -- Park Hyatt or Grand Hyatt


Sep 28th, 2012, 01:31 PM
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Tokyo -- Park Hyatt or Grand Hyatt

We're first time visitors to Tokyo and are staying for four nights in January. I have a bunch of Hyatt points and thought we would use them here. From the looks of it, the Park Hyatt seems like one of the top hotels in the city. However, the Grand Hyatt seems to be better located. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Sep 28th, 2012, 02:59 PM
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Excellent topic, classact! Not so much because it hasn't been covered in the past, but you have provided hawaiiantraveler and me yet another opportunity to snarl at each other.

I prefer the Grand Hyatt because of its location: sitting on top (literally) of two subway lines, adjacent to a shopping center and particularly nice (and welcoming for non-Japanese speakers) restaurant complex, and walking distance to my all-time favorite tonkatsu restaurant (Butagumi). The Park Hyatt is more luxe, but that difference will mean that the Park Hyatt is better than 99.97% of the other hotels in the world, while the Grand Hyatt is better than only 99.92%. To put it another way, the toiletries at the Park would cost you $173 if you bought them at the local department store, while those at the Park Hyatt would set you back only $155.

The good news is that you won't make a poor choice with either hotel. For 1st-time visitors, both would serve the purpose very, very well.
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Sep 28th, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Well they are both very nice hotels with the Park Hyatt at least one-star better than the Grand Hyatt in every category of any measurement known to man. Don Topaz and I both like Alfred E Nueman but that is about all we agree about (tic)

I have stayed in both hotels and would go back to the Park Hyatt in a heartbeat but will only go back to the Grand Hyatt if I had to. The neighborhoods of both hotels are very vibrant but what most people fail to tell you about the Roppongi neighborhood is that you need to be part mountain goat to get around it. They don't call it Roppongi Hills for nothing. I call that section of Tokyo a miniaturized San Francisco,lol. Of course DT might say you need to be part bloodhound to find your way through the maze which is Shinjuku but I find that to be the most vibrant neighborhood of Tokyo but as DT says above both would serve the purpose very, very well.

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