Ascending to the 47th-floor pool atrium means a swim session amid Mount Fuji views.
Park Hyatt Tokyo will forever be identified with Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, the 2003 film starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. But there is so much more to this fabled property perched in the top 14 floors of the Shinjuku Park Tower skyscraper than cinematic lore. Noted Japanese architect Kenzo Tange lent his savvy to it, as did Hong Kong-based interior designer John Morford. Ascending to the 47th-floor pool atrium means a swim session amid Mount Fuji views. A spot of afternoon tea at the Peak Lounge translates to an additional boost of Zen in the form of a skylit bamboo garden. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the New York Grill, on the 52nd floor, ensure there are nothing less than exhilarating views while tucking into a steak. Hand-tufted carpets, deep soaking tubs, and Japanese artwork fill the 178 guestrooms, but the Diplomat suite, complete with a grand piano and private library, is the real prize.