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The Perfect Hotel – Park Hyatt Tokyo

June 24, 2011

The Pheebs is a pretty particular lady.

When she was a child, her mom had her designated as the ‘bathroom inspector’.  Wherever the family traveled, (which wasn’t very far, considering the budget hotel/bridge limitation) Pauline had to go into the facilities in advance and make sure the bathroom (nicknamed becauso) met Mom’s standards.

Over the years, the Pheebs’ standards became quite lofty.

So when it came to our 25th anniversary, the task of hotel selection fell upon the becauso inspector.

She put us up in the Park Hyatt Tokyo http://www.tokyo.park.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp?null which, quite frankly, was the best hotel we’ve ever checked into…and that’s saying quite a bit.

We were greeted at the door by a pair of women in black tailored suits, who knew who we were.  I have no idea how they figured that out – but they didn’t have to ask us.  They ushered us through the hotel, which starts on the 41st floor.

The change in the windows on the tower above indicates where the hotel begins – and continues to the 54th floor, where one may dine on Kobe beef at $275.00 per serving.

All amenities were explained to us – and we were handed off to the head of Guest Services, who personally checked us into our room.  When I say personally – he went to the room with us and did his work there.

No initialed cards here – only handwritten notes.

“OH…MY…GOD!”  the Pheebs sounded as if she was about to go into shock.  She’d wandered into the bathroom to do her becauso inspection, and:

Japanese soaking tub

thermostatically controlled shower water everywhere,

a flat screen TV with theatre sound,

And a toilet which does everything automatically.  Heated seat, automatic deodorisation,

And yes, Dad – it does wipe your ass, too…in it’s own fashion.  Check out the ‘Dry’ setting and you’ll see what I mean.

This room, this experience, this luxury was enough to make the trip worthwhile for the Pheebs.  You don’t have to take my word for it, though…judge for yourself:

The rack rate for a basic room (and that’s what this was, BTW) starts at $800/night.  I’d have paid double for that smile – a long way from inspecting Holiday Inn bathrooms in downstate Ohio.

There’s more to this story – but that’s a subject for another post.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 29, 2011 9:59 pm

    With a bathroom that big and pretty I don’t think the Pheebs could smile any bigger. Hell, the bathroom is nicer then any of the place is stayed in while in New York and as big, too!

    • dangerboyandpixie permalink*
      June 29, 2011 11:29 pm

      Emily!

      You’re right! it was awesome, and the Pheebs vloved it!

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