Housed in an old newspaper building in the ever-fashionable Ginza neighborhood, the Hyatt Centric Ginza is an eclectic boutique hotel that focuses on the four themes of landscape, media, fashion, and entertainment. Throughout the hotel you’ll find a variety of art and design pieces that reflect these themes and a staff that is more laid back and free-wheeling than your typical Tokyo property.
Every floor of the property focuses on the varying themes of the hotel and all rooms exude a cool, hip, and modern vibe with hardwood floors and pop-styled carpets of brown and yellow. The minimalist rooms all come with Nespresso coffee makers, free water, tea, and slippers. You’ll also find Bose Bluetooth speakers, yukata Japanese pajamas, and uber comfy bath robes.
The rooms come with a pillow menu, so you can find the right one for you to ensure a perfect night’s sleep.
Sleek bathrooms have sunken tubs and separate showers with Toto automated toilets and multi-function sinks. You’ll find Bee Kind bath products as well.
If you forgot any toiletries just ask the front desk. As part of the ‘Hyatt Has It’ program, there isn’t anything they can’t provide.
The colorful lobby has an ever-changing array of art pieces alongside mismatched furniture and communal work spaces.
Open 24/7, the gym has hardwood floors and red rubber mats with Life Cycle machines and free weights.
YOU SHOULD KNOW There aren’t any mirrors or TVs but they do provide headphones and water.
Namiki667 is the one and only restaurant here and has a healthy mix of Japanese and Western cuisine. There’s an open kitchen and a giant communal table that inspires conversations with strangers. Try the Potpie Soup – it’s incredibly interesting and incredibly delicious.
On warm days, you can eat on an outdoor terrace that has views of Ginza below.
Ginza is one of the best walking neighborhoods around and Hyatt Centric is in the middle of it. Within minutes you’ll find some of the greatest shopping, tastiest restaurants, coolest bars, and fun attractions. The hotel is also within a 5-minute walk of multiple subway stations so getting to other neighborhoods is fast and easy.
If you’re a tempura fan, than don’t pass on Tempura Fukamachi (9-minute walk) a Michelin star spot with the best fried foods. For sushi lovers who don’t want to break the bank, check out Kyubey Ginza (4-minute walk) for stellar omakase meals.
Whiskey aficionados have to head to Bar High Five (3-minute walk) famous for its endless selection of scotch and whiskey options. Just tell them what you like and they’ll create a perfect cocktail for your tastes. If you want smoked meats (and smoked everything) with your whiskey, check out Enji (4-minute walk) an uber popular and claustrophobic bar and restaurant.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Simple and stylish, Hyatt Centric Ginza is a boutique hotel with an artsy, eclectic vibe that doesn’t take itself too seriously. There aren’t a lot of hotels in Tokyo like this where the emphasis is just as much on a vibe as it is on service. There’s no pool or spa so you’ll have to look elsewhere for those, but the restaurant is great, the bar is fun, and the rooms are spacious and comfy. The best part of the hotel is the location and you’re within minutes of everything Ginza has to offer.