Conrad Hotel – Tokyo

Posted on 09 April 2012

Situated 37 floors over the Shiodome building the Conrad Hotel may possibly offer the best vantage points to overlook Tokyo’s bustling metropolis. With floor to ceiling windows in the evening you can see the lights of boats on the bay heading towards the worlds biggest wholesale seafood market, Tsukiji Shijo and during the day gaze upon the beautiful Hamarikyu Gardens, the only Edo period tidal garden in Tokyo. Aside from its cinematic views the Conrad’s interior décor is just as stunning implementing traditional motifs with modern Japanese designs. Upon entering the lobby you are presented with contemporary artwork like Toko Shinoda’s arresting abstract expressionist painting “For Thee” and Kyotaro Hakamata’s “Bird Valley”. These motifs are also carried over to guest rooms facing the bay which have a subtle blue palette reflecting wind and water while city view rooms are warmer with a red hue demonstrating Tokyo’s famous flashing neon lights. Each room features high ceilings, gorgeous spacious bathrooms with enormous bathtubs and elaborate control panels that control everything from opening blinds, dimming lights and letting the hotel staff know that you wish not to be disturbed. Rooms are equipped to handle every travelers needs with around the clock room service and evening turndown service.

While Tokyo boasts the most Michelin star restaurants in the world you don’t have to venture too far to find two of them. Located on the 28th floor of the Conrad Hotel, China Blue’s modern Cantonese cuisine and Gordon Ramsay’s French style brasserie Cerise have consecutively been awarded one Michelin star. I highly recommend the chefs dinner course at Cerise. If you are looking for a more traditional taste of Japan you can venture over to Kazahana, which offers the best of kaiseki and sushi. Morning breakfast is served at Cerise where French brasserie is transformed to serve continental and English breakfast. If you are in the mood for a cocktail before heading out for the evening or turning in TwentyEight Bar is located on the same level.

If you decide to venture out for the day the Conrad is conveniently connected to the Shinbashi Station train station via underground concourse. You are minutes away from neighboring Asakusa which you’ll see Tokyo’s oldest temple, Sensji or if you are in the mood for some shopping you can hop over to The Ginza for some upscale luxury brand department stores or visit one of the many prestigious art galleries.

The Conrad is much more then a place to rest your head at the end of a busy day.
With a 25-meter pool, spa and fitness center with personal one on one training you can spend all day enjoying the hotels amenities. The Mizuki Spa offers a variety of body treatments and facials. The Mizuki spa is also the only hotel in Tokyo to offer a Hinoki tub made from genuine authentic Hinoki cypress.

The professionalism and courteousness of the staff at the Conrad Tokyo goes beyond excellence by providing each guest with a personal and unique experience. If you are either visiting Tokyo as a tourist or conducting business in one of the Conrad’s meeting facilities I highly recommend staying a few extra days.

-Marc Lesser

1丁目-9-1 Higashishinbashi  Minato,
Tokyo 105-7377, Japan


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