"Because everything in Tokyo tends to be so micro, our desire was to create a contrast," says architect Tony Chi. "It isn't common in Japan to encounter 145-foot-high ceilings in vast open places. Our thinking was, let's create awesome public spaces that are in line with Mr. Mori's vision to create a vibrant, modern place."
Its 390 rooms and suites are graced with finely appointed five-star detail: 300-thread-count sheets, flat-screen TVs, limestone baths, and rain showers. But the elegance doesn't end there. It extends throughout the hotel.
The Grand Hyatt has eight restaurants, and they offer a variety of cuisines, from contemporary Italian to Northern European to traditional Japanese. And there is a spa, of course. It's called Nagomi, meaning "harmony," and is imbued with the Japanese sense of simple grace and refinement.
The hotel is linked by walkways to the Tokyo subway system, and it's just a short ride from attractions such as the famed Ginza district, the Kasumigaseki government area, and the Tsukiji fish market, a must-see for anyone looking for a unique slice of Tokyo life.