Grand Hyatt Tokyo Roppongi
2 night points redemption
The Taxi dropped us off at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi around 9:45AM. The hotel lobby was full of bankers, many wearing Bank of America lanyards. It appears there was a big conference going on.
We went to the check-in desk and were notified that our room was currently occupied and that the standard check-in time is 3:00PM. Since we had Diamond status on our reservation, they were able to find another room that was not occupied and notified me that it would be 10 or 15 minutes before it was ready. While we were waiting, they escorted us to the Hyatt Grand Club Lounge on the 10th floor to relax.
Ten minutes later they told us our room was ready and we headed over to room 1914 on the 2nd-to-top floor.
The room was of a decent size, especially for Tokyo. It was clean and was just what we needed after our red-eye from Saigon.
The room had a King Sized bed, a desk, and comfortable accessories
This bed was a sight for sore eyes after the red-eye
The view was pretty spectacular too. During the clarity of the morning we could see Mt. Fuji way in the distance.
The bathroom was very big for Tokyo standards with a bathtub/shower “room”, sink, and very hardcore toilet. We are not used to Japanese toilets, so all the crazy functions on these electronic contraptions were new to us. It is crazy you can get a bidet squirt, temperature and oscillation controlled, for your man parts or your woman parts. These things scared us.
We proceeded to unpack and sleep for a couple more hours to catch-up from the jetlag. We woke up a bit after noon and started exploring Tokyo. This hotel is conveniently located on two subways lines making getting anywhere in this city a breeze.
The next day we had the full breakfast at the Hyatt Grand Club. They had a continental spread out and a menu where you could order a Japanese or International accompaniment.
The menu to order your hot item at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo Roppongi
View from the 10th floor lounge at the Grand Hyatt Roppongi
The “continental” spread included cold cuts in a fridge
There were multiple toasters and ovens for heating up your bread
There was a generous assortment of breads
Of course I oggled the cheese spread. There were also mixed nuts and dried fruit.
The scrambled eggs and bacon and sausage ordered from the “hot menu” came out shortly. They were just alright, I would say on par with a Hampton Inn back in the USA.
We enjoyed the quiet comforts of this hotel for 2 days and 2 nights. Early on the morning of our last morning, we woke up, skipped breakfast and at 6:30AM made for Haneda Airport for our 9AM flight to Kyoto Itami airport. We took the subway 3 stops, transferred stations, and took the Tokyo Monorail to Haneda Airport. We were at Haneda by about 7:30AM.
Our next stop would be a quick one. A one-hour flight on ANA to Kyoto and a 24 hour stay at the Westin Miyako.