Ideally located in the upscale Ginza district, right in the centre of Tokyo, the Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo is the smart address par excellence for anybody who wants elegance, a dynamic, cosmopolitan atmosphere and the opportunity to simply stroll into the city’s best shops, restaurants and bars. It is the first Hyatt Centric to open in Asia, and it fits right in with the group’s “lifestyle” brand. It keeps faith with the group’s mission of being right at the heart of the action. It would be difficult to find anywhere, in Japan’s bewitching capital city, that is as lively and refined as Ginza, day or night.
Modernity, comfort and a friendly welcome; these perfectly describe this hotel. The design by interior architect Yohei Akao is in step with the cherished past of the Ginza district. Behind the façade of the building, once occupied by the editorial staff of a large Japanese daily, are rooms in warm, bold colours, where tradition meets modernity. They effortlessly tick all the boxes for luxury. Soft, comfortable beds, the latest technology, elegant bathrooms and eco-responsible toiletries from the BeeKind range.
The trademark “lifestyle” concept might lead you to expect relaxed service, but the unforgettable experience the hotel provides to guests and the special attention it pays to detail show that the idea of “lifestyle” really refers only to the welcoming interiors. The locals, just as much as the hotel’s guests, find great places to meet here. For example, there’s NAMIKI667, where the restaurant menu features local products. The adjoining bar is a must-visit for people who want to try their signature cocktails. Here, Japanese “flowering tea” is used in conjunction with other ingredients to create original drinks. NAMIKI667 is also a lounge, open all day, where you can have coffee or nibbles. And it’s here that they serve a buffet breakfast (à la carte service at present, in view of the current situation) where you can allow yourself to be tempted by local or international specialities.
I was certain, even while planning my stay in Japan, that I would instantly fall in love with Tokyo, but I didn’t expect the Hyatt Centric to be such a perfect base for experiencing the chic and shock of Ginza! It’s a true Eden, and if (or when) I go back, I will definitely stay here a second time, for further ventures into the capital of Japan.