4 High-Class Hotels For a Luxurious Stay In Shinjuku

Shinjuku makes for a very convenient area to stay whether you are coming to Japan for business or tourism. Park Hyatt Tokyo with its revolutionary design, and Keio Plaza Hotel, Japan’s first high-rise hotel, are just a few examples of exquisite high-class hotels you can find here. This article will introduce a list of gorgeous hotels all located around Shinjuku that offer everything you need to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable stay, including luxurious living spaces, delicious food, and a marvelous view of the Tokyo cityscape.

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1. Hilton Tokyo

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Hilton Tokyo stands out among the other numerous skyscrapers of Shinjuku due to its striking “S” shaped design. Directly connected to Nishi-Shinjuku and Tochomae stations and within walking distance from Shinjuku Station, the prime location of this gorgeous high-class hotel makes it perfect for everything from business trips to vacations. Guest rooms are located from the 8th to the 38th floor, from which you can enjoy a great view of the city and its skyscrapers a beautiful overlook of Shinjuku Central Park.

 

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The hotel has a total of 821 guest rooms divided into 4 types of accommodations, from standard rooms to suites. Featuring traditional Japanese-style elements such as paper sliding doors, every room of the hotel has a minimalist design that follows the Japanese sense of aesthetics and makes you truly feel the country’s culture. Those looking for an even more remarkable stay experience should look to the Executive Rooms. These accommodations are beautifully furnished and include a comfortable working desk and a cozy armchair by the window, not to mention the bed manufactured by America’s number one mattress company Serta which guarantees a good night of sleep.

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Guests staying at the Executive Rooms have access to a very spacious and exclusive lounge area located on the 37th floor. This lounge offers all the support you might need for your check-in and check-out procedures, and here you can also enjoy afternoon tea, evening cocktails, light meals, breakfast, and other services specially tailored to meet your every need! Have some quality relaxing time with a superb view of the nightscape of Shinjuku. If you are in Tokyo for business, amenities here might come in handy; you are more than welcome to use the Internet, printer, library area, small meeting room, and other convenient services.

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The Marble Lounge located on the 1st floor awaits you from breakfast time to midnight with extensive food and beverage options, not to mention a selection of magnificent different buffets. The afternoon dessert buffet starting at 2:30 pm is particularly highly regarded, and regular patrons say you should look no further than Hilton for an exquisite culinary experience. The Strawberry Fair held during spring is so popular that it is almost impossible to make a reservation. Other restaurants that will certainly please your taste buds are also available at the hotel, such as the Chinese restaurant Dynasty, the Japanese restaurant Junisoh, and the Metropolitan Grill, a Western-style restaurant highly regarded for its aged beef dishes.

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2. Park Hyatt Tokyo

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Park Hyatt Tokyo is a very international and elegant high-class hotel that occupies the top 14 floors of the 52-story Shinjuku Park Tower. Situated near the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, this very impressive high-rise catches the eye due to its unique architecture and the inverted pyramid shapes on the rooftop. A stunning panoramic view of the city welcomes you at the main lobby as soon as you leave the elevator on the 41st floor. Representing the sophistication Park Hyatt Tokyo strives to inspire, a private library with a collection of more than 2,000 books on travel, art and architecture is available for all staying guests. Another highlight awaiting for your appraisal is the wide collection of works of art that decorates the lobby, elevators and other public spaces. Expect nothing less than the highest level of services at this very sophisticated hotel, distinguished in its modern interior design.

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With 177 rooms including 23 suites, the guest rooms at Park Hyatt Tokyo are spacious and present you with a marvelous view of the city. The very comfortable Park Deluxe Rooms offer 55 sq. m. of space and a soothing interior design that will have you relaxed in no time. If you are looking for even more space, we suggest the Park View Rooms which are positioned on the corners of the hotel and feature 2 huge windows with a view of Tokyo. The marble bathroom is furnished with a shower booth as well as a bathtub by the window so that you can take a bath while admiring the nightscape of Shinjuku. Toiletries are provided by the Australian brand of botanical cosmetics, Aesop. You will feel brand new after a good night of sleep in an extra-large king size bed and comfortably cover under high-quality cotton linens.

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At the New York Grill located at the 52nd floor, you will feel as if you were instantly transported to Lower Manhattan. With a ceiling more than 8 m high, this very spacious restaurant has an open kitchen where you can see all the effort that is put in the dishes prepared by the chef and staff. Based on the city of New York, the restaurant’s creative menu features a wide selection of dishes that transcend any given style of cuisine. Feel free to choose a table by the window so that you can enjoy the view of Tokyo, but we also recommend the counter seats from where you have a first-hand experience of the passionate work going on in the kitchen. At the Japanese restaurant Kozue, located on the 40th floor, you have the opportunity to enjoy a meal prepared using only the finest seasonal ingredients and served in a unique format on beautiful porcelain, lacquer ware and earthenware.

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One more amazing feature of Park Hyatt Tokyo is Club on the Park, one of the largest spa & fitness clubs in Tokyo with a total area of 2,100 sq. m. Located 180 m above the ground, at this gorgeous space you can forget the frenzy of the big city and relax body and mind. In the fitness area on the 47th floor, natural sunlight fills the swimming pool and fitness areas offering a place to unwind and exercise or, if you prefer, to simply take it easy by the pool. Go to the 45th floor for a relaxing spa treatment and an invigorating Jacuzzi and sauna.

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3. Keio Plaza Hotel

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Inaugurated in 1971, Keio Plaza Hotel was the first high-rise hotel ever built in Japan. This majestic 170 m high hotel continues to this day to offer value to its guests in the form of new services and amenities which include a wedding chapel, barrier-free design, and high-speed internet, just to mention a few. A total of 1,437 guest rooms are available in the Main and South towers. There is a wide variety of rooms with unique design and decoration, including Japanese-style suite rooms featuring stone garden and wooden bathtub, Hello Kitty themed rooms, 4 bedded rooms, and much more. Rooms are minimalist in style featuring large windows and plenty of natural light for a comfortable stay.

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In December 2016, a new club floor called "Premier Grand" was inaugurated in the Main Tower, from floors 37 to 41. There are 2 types of accommodation available: suites and club rooms. Here, you can enjoy a first-class stay with the highest level of hospitality in a stylish environment designed by a team of renowned professionals from the British design firm G.A Design. Rooms on these floors make use of Sealy beds and smooth linen sheets by Italian brand Antonietti to guarantee a blissful night of sleep. The spacious bathrooms offer a great view of the night lights of Tokyo and you will certainly feel invigorated after a bath using the line of products Jasmin & Bergamote by L'Occitane and the high-quality towels of the Japanese brand Imabari, highly regarded for its softness and gentle touch. Everything in this luxurious floors was prepared to offer you the most relaxing and comfortable of stays.

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Located on the 45th floor, 160 m up in the sky, you find the very spacious Club Lounge, a relaxing area exclusive for Premier Grand guests. Here a dedicated concierge offers you all the support you need to have a pleasant stay, from the moment you check-in to when you leave the hotel. Large windows present you with a magnificent view of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and the city of Tokyo in its background. The Club Lounge provides a place to relax during all meal times, from breakfast time at the buffet to afternoon tea and cocktail time in the evening.

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With 11 restaurants covering Japanese, Western, and Chinese cuisines and 6 different bars and lounges, Keio Plaza Hotel has a diverse range of culinary options waiting for you. Fusing the culinary traditions of Italy and France, Duo Forchettes not only offers a la carte items and a prix fixe menu for casual diners but also luxurious full-course French dinners. At the buffet restaurant Glass Court, you can enjoy more than 70 types of different dishes and desserts, not to mention you can watch each chef preparing the dishes in a “live kitchen” kind of performance. Newly reopened in December 2016, the Aurora Sky Lounge located on the 45th floor of the Main Tower, presents you with a magnificent view of the city that you can appreciate during a gorgeous afternoon tea or having a couple of drinks in a romantic table for two.

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4. Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo

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Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo is a high-class hotel located in the premises of the prestigious Waseda University, a 15-minute ride by car from Shinjuku Station. The hotel lies in one of the corners of the Okuma Garden, a majestic park with an area of approximately 10,000 sq. meters. Surrounded by the rich nature of the park, the hotel offers a quiet and calm atmosphere that differs immensely from the busy downtown area where it is situated. The elegant entrance, the glittering chandeliers and European classical furnishings arranged in the lobby and throughout the premises give this hotel an elegant atmosphere reminiscent of old Europe. Okuma Garden can be accessed from the lobby on the 1st floor and has a walking path where you can admire the beauty on display during each of the four seasons.

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The hotel has only 126 guest rooms, which makes it a small scale hotel if compared to others in Tokyo. Nevertheless, that is precisely the reason why Rihga Royal Hotel Tokyo can pay attention to every little detail and offer such a high level of hospitality. Every room the hotel offers was designed by world-renowned hotel architect John Graham and they all display the highest qualities of European classic interior design. The 49 sq. m Deluxe Floor Junior suite is a luxurious suite that makes you feel as if you were invited to a noble family’s house in Europe. This spacious and relaxing accommodation features a bedroom and living room with a soothing classical decoration and a marvelous marble bathroom. From the window, you have a splendid view of the garden and when night comes you can see trees with special illumination and Tokyo Tower lighting up the background.

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With a beautiful view of the garden, Chinese restaurant Royal Ryuho is the main dining area in the hotel. This restaurant offers authentic Cantonese cuisine with a touch of Japanese and French culinary techniques and ingredients. The atmosphere here is quite stately due to the magnificent mahogany panels adorning every wall. Prepare to have an unforgettable dining experience with dishes prepared with delicate seasoning but bold techniques! At the Japanese restaurant Naniwa, you can have traditional kaiseki (Japanese course meal) dishes and teppanyaki dishes prepared with carefully selected seasonal ingredients. The restaurant offers various different spaces for you to enjoy a meal with an important guest or a special someone, including quiet Japanese-style private rooms, Western-style private rooms facing the bamboo forest, and tables with a view of the garden. After dinner, why don’t you enjoy the rest of your night in a relaxing manner at the Seller Bar in an authentic British atmosphere?

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The hotel’s Health Club not only has the largest indoor pool (25m) offered by any hotel in Tokyo, it also has a fully equipped gym. After your workout, you are more than welcome to relax at the Bathing Room, where you find a sauna, a Jacuzzi, and much more. Female guests have the opportunity to enjoy a mist sauna. A whirlpool bath after swimming is a great way to recover your energies.

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Every hotel on this list offers you a magnificent time away from the hustle and bustle that is peculiar to Shinjuku. The beautiful nightscape and the great array of restaurants are quite alluring, wouldn't you say? If you are looking for more than a mere stay, these hotels in the heart of Tokyo are bound to meet your needs for a luxurious experience in Japan!

Translated and republished with permission from:Relux Magazine

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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