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Grand Hyatt Tokyo now open

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 25 April 2003

Grand Hyatt Tokyo, the newest edition to Hyatt International's world class portfolio of luxury hotels, is now open. Part of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo's largest private urban redevelopment cultural centre near famed Ginza shopping district and Kasumigaseki government district, Grand Hyatt Tokyo sets new standards.

"Grand Hyatt Tokyo at Roppongi Hills will set a new standard by providing our guests with friendly and personalised service, the finest cuisine and comfort, all within a spectacularly designed property", says Xavier Destribats, general manager, Grand Hyatt Tokyo.

Roppongi Hills covers 11.6 hectares with a total floor space of 760,000 square metres. The multi-complex includes a 54-storey office tower with a world class museum, the Mori Arts Center, Asahi TV Broadcasting Headquarters, the Virgin Cinema Complex, four exclusive residential complexes and 200 prestigious shops and restaurants. 

Positioned to be one of Tokyo's premier hotels, Grand Hyatt Tokyo architects, Kohn Pederson Fox Associates and a world-renowned team of interior designers composed of Chhada Siembieda Remedios Inc., Super Potato, Tony Chi & Associates and Fisher Marantz Stone were commissioned to create the hotel's dramatic interior spaces.

Guestrooms

390 luxurious rooms and suites with Italian B&B furniture, mahogany finished fixtures and light earth tone colour and textures, create the ideal ambience. Guestrooms include a 30 inch Sharp flat screen TV, another 13 inch Sharp flat screen TV in the bathroom, large mahogany working desks featuring complimentary high-speed Internet connection, voice mail and Sony DVD/CD players. Unique features and amenities are: a flat in-room safe for a laptop to charge while locked; 300-thread count Egyptian cotton linen by Frette; imported Norwegian VOSS still and sparkling water and for the  first time in Japan, exclusive bathroom products by REN of the United Kingdom.

Large glass doors can be drawn back to expose a separate shower, bath and dressing studio. Extra deep soaking tubs fill within five minutes allowing the water to luxuriously overflow onto the Rebecca beige limestone and invigorating "rain shower" area by Dornbracht.

Specialty suites reflect subtle, but sophisticated natural colour variations of browns to reds, olive greens, creams and beige. A new standard to Tokyo is the Presidential Suite (260 square metres) occupying the entire 21st floor, and the only suite in Tokyo with its own private outdoor heated swimming  pool (12 metres x 3 metres). It also has an indoor Japanese Zen garden, Giorgetti Italian furniture, Bang and Olufsen stereo systems, 43 inch Pioneer flat screen TVs, a connecting room with outdoor Japanese garden and breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji, Yokohama and Shinjuku skyline.

Executive Floor and Spa and Fitness Facilities

For the guest requiring more personalised service, four exclusive Grand Club levels (10th to 13th) offer guests access to Grand Club Lounge with a dedicated Concierge, business centre, healthy breakfast, all day refreshments, evening cocktails and an outdoor modern Japanese garden.

To ensure the highest quality of standards, Grand Hyatt Tokyo operates solely for guests Nagomi Spa and Fitness club. "Nagomi" meaning harmony, well being, balance and relaxation, provides hotel guests and private members a peaceful and serene 1,300 square metre facility for fitness  and relaxation. Available is a magnificent red granite stone swimming pool (20 metres x 7 metres), Jacuzzi, relaxation area, gymnasium equipped with a full range of Life Fitness training machines, spa treatment rooms and sauna facilities. There are eight private spa treatment rooms, three of which have private showers and one specially designed for couples with its own Japanese granite stone soaking tub. And, another new standard used for the first time in Japan is Kerstin Florian spa products inspired from nature and European tradition.

Restaurants and Bars

As a "lifestyle destination", variety in cuisine from contemporary Italian, French, Western, to Northern European, Japanese and Chinese is available at Grand Hyatt Tokyo. Featuring ten restaurants and bars, the focus is on design, originality, authenticity, quality and service. From the wood burning ovens in "The Oak Door" to the special whisky tasting room in "Maduro", each restaurant and bar is unique in order to provide resident and local guests with a truly exceptional dining experience for any taste. 

Banquet and Meeting Facilities

Grand Hyatt Tokyo offers 13 function rooms totaling 2,800 square metres of conference and banquet space, advanced technology and a dedicated team of planning specialists. The stunning Banquet Lobby features a 19 metre high atrium, which connects the four levels of the banquet facilities along with an illuminated wrap around staircase.

The Grand Ballroom is a 1,000 square metre rectangular-shaped, pillar-less venue with a 6.6 metre high ceiling. It can be divided into two separate soundproof sections to easily accommodate smaller events. The venue can seat up to 600 for dinner and 1,200-theatre style. All function rooms are equipped with 55 dB or above high-grade sound insulation and 40 mass optical fiber cables enabling live broadcast of overseas events to be available on a website.

The hotel also offers an extensive range of facilities for wedding celebrations with a Grand Chapel and Shinto Shrine for unforgettable weddings. The distinctive Grand Chapel is located on the 4th floor with a 16 metre ceiling, cedar wood walls, abundant natural daylight, a private garden measuring 550 square metres and seating for 100 guests. 

The Japanese Shinto Shrine is located on the 3rd floor. In the foyer, Japanese artist, Hiroshi Senju created an original painting entitled "Waterfalls". It covers four walls with a total area of 74 square metres with each panel averaging 8 square metres. The Japanese Shinto Shrine is contemporary, yet traditional and able to seat 100 guests.

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