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Park Hyatt Tokyo

Park Hyatt
Tokyo

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Rates from S$520

As far as luxury hospitality goes, Park Hyatt pretty much sums up the definition of superlative within both industry and popular context. The 27 year old property retains much of its looks and charms even as Tokyo has evolved stupendously over its operative years. Colour me dramatic but there is almost a samurai-like loyalty between staff and regular guests which is why a stay at this hotel is a definitive highlight on any Tokyo itinerary.

Peninsula Tokyo

The Peninsula
Tokyo

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Rates from S$550

I remember the excitement and anticipation that reverberated through the industry when the Peninsula Tokyo was to open next to the Imperial Palace. For years the hotel has played nest to dignitaries and discerning travellers and mornings spent over tea and salmon bagel in the comfort of one's view-encased room remain fond memories waiting to be relived.  The service here has naturally evolved to be one of the best within the fabled city as well.

Four Seasons Tokyo

Four Seasons
Marunouchi Tokyo

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Rates from S$700

There is always a surreal sense of arrival checking into the moody rooms of FS Marunouchi. This is probably one of the smallest FS properties with the lowest inventory of rooms but what it lacks in physicality it has elevated with form. The sight of trains zipping in and out of the Tokyo Station next door makes for cherished moments, as does the quiet contemplation one can enjoy within its small onsen but ultimately it is the masterful service rendered by its staff that defines the stature of this alluring property.

Conrad Tokyo

Conrad Tokyo

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Rates from S$350

The Conrad Tokyo was the property to usher in a wave of expansion into the upper echelons of luxury hospitality for the brand and once it did succeed with some semblances of what we can expect from a Conrad property. Alas, after years of squandered impetus and visions lost, the bearings of this aging property is now cold and ordinary, and staff have to routinely explain to guests why having breakfast in the room comes with extra charges when its tiny restaurant cannot fit in more guests, a script unutterable at any other Japanese establishments of its erstwhile aspirations. China Blue, a superb restaurant helmed by the gargantuanly talented chef Albert Tse, remains its sole appeal.

Prince Gallery Kioicho

Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho
A Luxury Collection Hotel

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Rates from S$480

A singular tower quite spectacularly raised in the middle of Tokyo's Kioicho district, The Prince Gallery Hotel could have been something else, if its bearings and conception had been more uniformly grand. Part of the hotel comprise of spectacular suites fit for royalties while the other are small staid spaces that are just misfits in a grand mirage. The spa and bar are good spots to linger within the tower but neither the service nor other amenities can provide persuasion for another check-in here.