Review: The Prince Park Tower Tokyo

Review: The Prince Park Tower Tokyo

Location: Within the calming surrounds of Shiba Park and adjacent to the Tokyo Tower, a shining red-and-white city landmark. The hotel – technically located in the Minato district – is about 30 minutes’ drive from Haneda Airport, while the closest metro station is Akabanebashi.

First impressions: I’d stayed at the property several years ago, so I felt like I’d come home as I hopped out of my taxi and into the warm hotel lobby. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ L.V.X. collection, the property is huge, spanning 33 floors and boasting ample events and conference facilities. I was whizzed to my room quickly, and my jaw hit the floor  straight away thanks to the epic view of Tokyo Tower.

The facts: There are 603 rooms and suites, including Japanese Garden Suites featuring traditional screens and tatami-matted floors. With seven restaurants, three bars and  a boulangerie, the culinary offering is extensive. Hamashiba Sushi, Tenshiba Tempura and Torishiba Yakitori are standouts. Advise clients they will need to reserve a table at the Stellar Garden Sky Lounge, an incredibly popular venue on the 33rd floor. In addition to a gym, spa and separate beauty centre,  the hotel has a 12-lane ‘bowling salon’.

Ideal for: Repeat visitors who aren’t too fussed about staying close to Ginza. High-end clients will want to book one of the three suite types on the Royal Floor (32nd floor) or a Premium Club Floor option (on the 29th to 31st floors).

Explore: A walk around neighbouring Shiba Park – one of the oldest parks in Japan and home to the aforementioned tower, two shrines and the Zōjō-ji Temple – provides a perfect introduction to the majesty of Tokyo. Encourage clients to brave the metro, which is easier to navigate than it looks. First-timers will want to see Shibuya Crossing (also known as the Scramble Crossing) and Shinjuku. Recommend they  book tickets to experience the immersive art installations at TeamLab, while the two Disney parks are also pretty epic.

Wow: The view of Tokyo Tower from The Prince Park Tower Tokyo is incredible. You’ll find yourself snapping photos from dawn to dusk as the tower stands tall against the ever-changing colours of the sky.

Book it: A night in a Panoramic Junior Suite starts from £406. princehotels.com

Hollie-Rae Brader

Hollie is editor of Aspire’s print and online products. She is responsible for the running of the club and ensuring the content produced and the events organised are relevant to the Aspire audience. She was previously deputy news editor and cruise writer for sister title Travel Weekly. She loves exploring new destinations and is gradually ticking new countries off her list. She most enjoys writing about cruise, South America and Japan. Before working in the travel industry she held news reporting roles at the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star.

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