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- Richard Moss
With Tokyo 2020 now 12 months away, it is wise to begin considering the finer details of your trip. The team at Your Travel Corporate have collated their favourite Tokyo hotels, just for you. Each hotel is within an easy 40 minute walk of the new National Stadium. Likewise, all hotels are within a short 10 minute drive.
Located in the heart of downtown Tokyo, this retreat has an impressive collection of facilities. Nineteen spaces are available to book, suitable for events ranging from large banquets down to intimate meetings or conferences. The Hotel New Otani would be an ideal base for entertaining guests between the Tokyo 2020 games.
Other notable features include a breathtaking 400 year old Japanese garden that covers 10 acres of the property. The garden ranks highly in free attraction lists. You could expect to see waterfalls, scarlet bridges over koi ponds, ancient lanterns and rich floral and fauna. Guests also have use of an indoor or outdoor pool, spa and gym facilities. The complex also includes a vast arcade full of shops, salons, restaurants, banking and post facilities.
The Park Hyatt Tokyo is renowned for outstanding hospitality and featuring in the academy award winning film Lost In Translation. This hotel is synonymous with moody, dimly lit, yet cosy scenes with attentive hotel personnel throughout. Staff will always do their best to accommodate any requests with a smile and a warm welcome. Additionally, there are many perks available to members of Hyatt in a tiered programme.
At the Park Hyatt you can also expect views of Mount Fuji, atmospheric spots for dinner or cocktails and a flawless spa. We have heard some incredible reviews of the Tokyo Massage to be precise, complete with aromatic Japanese oils and a background of jazz sounds. There is also a large swimming pool on the 47th floor, a gym and an aerobics studio.
Views of Tokyo do not come much better than from the windows of The Ritz Carlton in the city’s tallest building. Landmarks are viewable every direction, including the Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Bay, Mount Fuji and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium itself.
The Ritz Carlton has plenty of add-ons for those with a little more to spend. For example, when using the gym or pool you can choose between a free no frills changing room or pay ¥3,000 for one with a sauna, bath and plenty of extra’s. Rooms are highly rated at The Ritz Carlton, mainly due to the large bathrooms with rain showers and deep tubs. Not to mention the chance to sit by your own window, cocktail in hand and gaze at the Tokyo metropolis below.
With over 250 rooms and suites, The Prince Gallery by size is not boutique. However, the design and layout of the hotel perfectly captures boutique modern living. Rooms feature natural hues and textures, with the suites displaying complimenting splashes of colour. This hotel is ideal for tech lovers. Bathrooms are encased in glass walls, but fear not, at the touch of the button they instantly frost for privacy. All rooms provide a view across the city, and a push of another button allows fresh air to flow directly into the room from outside. Room controls are managed by an iPad at the bedside.
The luxury hotel is also home to an array of atmospheric bars and restaurants, a good-sized swimming pool and well-reviewed spa. You may also book The Prince Gallery using Marriott’s Bonvoy scheme.
The Capitol Hotel can be found in the quiet, yet central, political district of Nagatacho. Neighbouring buildings include parliament, the prime minister’s residence and the centuries-old shrine Hie Jinja amongst beautiful gardens. The sense of peace continues inside the hotel and each of the rooms. Japanese aesthetics feature throughout, such as sliding wooden screens, paper lanterns and calligraphic artwork. Rooms are serene and spacious yet quintessentially Japanese, with traditional lanterns setting cosy moods to wind down in.
A 20-metre swimming pool is devoid of children, should you have time for a quiet swim. Failing that, you can find continued peace in the fitness or treatment centres. The multiple dining options at The Capitol Hotel are highly rated, particularly the contemporary Japanese restaurant Suiren.
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