Top 5 Tokyo hotels for business travellers
Grand Hyatt Tokyo (ホテルグランドハイアット東京)
Does this place need any introduction? Located in the luxurious Roppongi Hills area, everything about this hotel is the definition of top-class. The cutting-edge facilities include 17 banquet halls, a club floor with a lounge that can double as a meeting room, a spa, and much more. There really isn’t much to say except; if it’s within your budget, stay there.
Transport: 3-min walk from Roppongi Station. Appx. 120 min. by airport limousine to Narita Airport; 40 min to Haneda Airport.
Rooms: ‘Hyatt Business Plan’ for approximately 63,800 yen per night for a standard 42sq metre room (includes breakfast, laundry, ironing service)
Hotel Gracery Shinjuku (ホテルグレイスリー新宿)
Shinjuku’s Kabukicho District is a well-known centre of business, tourism, and entertainment – and now, you can be right in the midst of it all. Towering 130m (30 floors) above its surroundings, this business hotel is conveniently located near the East Exit and features all the amenities you could ask for: self-check-in/check-out, a laundromat, business centre, breakfast delivered to your door, and more. All rooms have separate toilets and baths, and they don’t skimp on the security, either. You can’t stop on your floor unless you scan your room key. There are even women-only floors. Just look out for the Godzilla head (yes, you read that correctly) located on the 8th floor terrace – you can’t miss it!
Transport: 5-min walk from JR Shinjuku Station, East Exit. ‘WE Bus’ available from hotel to West Exit.
Rooms: 17,700 – 43,270 yen per night (breakfast included)
Hotel Risveglio Akasaka (ホテルリズべリオ赤坂)
Akasaka is one of those areas that is bustling with activity, yet feels comfy and private at the same time – especially if you’re staying at the Hotel Risveglio Akasaka. Tablet PCs and humidifiers are included within every room, and the beds are equipped with top-of-the-line Schlaraffia Geltex mattresses for maximum comfort. The chic interiors feature glassed-in bathrooms and other stylish touches, not to mention plenty of space. Standard rooms are 16sq metres, twin rooms 30sq metres, and suites 64sq metres. Hey, just because you’re here on business doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself!
Transport: 2-min walk from Tokyo Metro Akasaka-mitsuke Station, Exit 10
Rooms: From 13,080 yen per night for a 16sq metre semi-double room (breakfast included). All rooms non-smoking.
Shiba Park Hotel 151 (芝パークホテル１５１)
Though it won’t open until August 2016, travellers definitely have a lot to look forward to with this place. The tasteful, distinctly Japanese atmosphere and convenient amenities are designed to provide a relaxing haven amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. All rooms feature dividers separating the bedroom from the other rooms. If you want a hotel that’ll give you a true taste of what it’s like to live in Japan, then look no further.
Transport: 8-minute walk from JR Hamamatsu-cho Station, 2-minute walk from Toei Onari-mon Station
Rooms: ‘Open Special Plan’ from 19,800 yen per night. ‘Comfort Twin’ rooms are 30sq metres with a separate bathroom and toilet. All rooms are non-smoking.
The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho (ザ・プリンスギャラリー東京紀尾井町)
Due to open on 27 July 2016, this section of the ‘Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho’ hotel occupies the top seven floors (Floors 30-36) of the ‘Kioi Tower’. As befits the newest addition to the ‘Starwood Luxury Collection’, the views are absolutely breath-taking, and the interiors are smart to match. These are the first hotel rooms in Japan to be designed by Rockwell Group Europe. There’s a club floor and lounge for when you need to blow off some steam too. Add in the ease-of-access from basically anywhere in Tokyo, and there’s a good chance this hotel will be fully booked from day one. Get your reservation while you can!
Transport: 1-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Akasaka-mitsuke Station. Connects directly to Nagatacho Station on the Namboku Line. 10 minutes by car from Tokyo Station; 30 min from Haneda Airport; 1 hour and 40 minutes from Narita Airport. Airport limousine bus service planned.
Rooms: 42sq metre deluxe king suite from 46,000 yen per night.