Park Hyatt Tokyo Closes For Renovation, Reopening October 2025

Park Hyatt Tokyo Closes For Renovation, Reopening October 2025

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In April 2023, plans were announced for the Park Hyatt Tokyo to undergo a major renovation. There’s now an update, as the hotel has closed as of today, and will remain closed for around 17 months…

Park Hyatt Tokyo closes until October 2025

The Park Hyatt Tokyo is undergoing a full renovation, including of public areas and guest rooms. The hotel has suspended operations as of May 7, 2024, and it anticipates reopening as of October 2025.

It’s interesting to note that when the renovation was first announced, the plan was to reopen as of the second quarter of 2025. So I’m not sure if a more extensive renovation is now planned, if the owners just realized the initial timeline was overly optimistic, or what.

The hotel first opened in 1994, so this coincides with the property’s 30th anniversary. While there aren’t yet renderings of what the new property will look like, we’re told to expect a fresh, modern feel to the hotel. The hotel currently has 200 accommodations, including 177 rooms and 23 suites.

Design agency Jouin Manku is leading the renovation, and has released the following statement about the plans for the property:

“We are sincerely grateful that our studio has been given the rare opportunity to renovate Park Hyatt Tokyo and set the stage for this prestigious hotel’s much-anticipated future. We are excited to work with the hotel team to create a uniquely elegant design experience for guests, all in keeping with John Morford’s original vision. We thank the Park Hyatt Tokyo team for the trust they have placed in us.”

Park Hyatt Tokyo guest room

This is such an exciting development

The Park Hyatt Tokyo is an iconic hotel, in particular because it appeared in many scenes of the movie “Lost in Translation.” So while it has been great that World of Hyatt members have had the opportunity to earn and redeem points here, the property has been in need of a renovation, and in recent years, has no doubt been past its prime.

It’s a shame that the hotel didn’t take the opportunity to undergo a renovation during the peak of the pandemic, when Japan’s borders were mostly closed to foreigners. Rather it’s happening at a time when Japan is seeing a huge number of visitors.

Admittedly a lot of businesses have had the same issue — they just didn’t know how the pandemic would play out, and/or didn’t have the money (or didn’t want to spend the money) to make major changes.

At this point I think the real question is how many Hyatt points this property will cost by the time that it reopens, given the price increases we’ve seen at many Hyatts in recent years. 😉

The famous Park Hyatt Tokyo New York Bar

Bottom line

The Park Hyatt Tokyo has closed as of May 7, 2024, and is expected to reopen in October 2025, after a full renovation. I’m thrilled to hear about these plans, and can’t wait to see what the finished product looks like! Here’s to hoping that this project sticks to the planned timeline, and isn’t delayed.

What do you make of the Park Hyatt Tokyo undergoing a renovation?

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  1. Stefan Guest

    If you think that PHT was past its prime, maybe it's really YOU who is past his prime. This has been an excellent property in both hardware and software all the way to the end.

  2. Janet Member

    Love the Park Hyatt Tokyo. It was definitely showing its age (blu-ray player in the room!) but the service was excellent and intimacy was great. Loved the rooftop gym and pool. I can’t wait to stay there again…will it require Hyatt to create category 9?!

  3. GSHLGB Member

    a.) for some reason I can't log in with my account

    b.) Yes Japan has more tourism than ever post Covid, but it is not at levels above what it was pre-Covid

    In 2023, Japan welcomed 25.07 million foreign visitors, which is a sixfold increase from 2022 and 79% of pre-COVID levels. This is the highest number of visitors since 2019 and a positive development for Japan's economy, which shrank during the pandemic. The majority...

    a.) for some reason I can't log in with my account

    b.) Yes Japan has more tourism than ever post Covid, but it is not at levels above what it was pre-Covid

    In 2023, Japan welcomed 25.07 million foreign visitors, which is a sixfold increase from 2022 and 79% of pre-COVID levels. This is the highest number of visitors since 2019 and a positive development for Japan's economy, which shrank during the pandemic. The majority of visitors came from East Asian countries, and the number of visitors from the United States increased sixfold to 2.05 million.

    1. Janet Guest

      Japan is back well above where it was pre-Covid. The most recent month had 3m visitors so Japan is now annualizing well above pre-Covid levels for tourists. Fewer Chinese and more from other countries. Keep in mind in 2023 Japan didn’t fully reopen until May, with increased numbers allowed in from March, so it is not a fair comp with 2019.

  4. Omar Guest

    I stayed there on its final night/morning. They delivered a custom cake to each room saying we hope to see you again in 2025. At breakfast they had free flowing Roederer champagne served from magnums.

    1. momo fly Guest

      Also stayed the last couple nights it was a goos experience, although the hotel was showing its age and service was not quite at its peak its always my go to Tokyo option. Has great vibe hope it comes back better and stronger!

  5. Andy Guest

    Stayed for two nights last June on honeymoon. While it might not have been the most “fresh” hotel, it was still by far the most charming. Fingers crossed for a tasteful update that holds true to the old charm.

  6. Jim Guest

    I was there at the New York Bar & Grill on the 52nd floor on Friday night which had a steady queue for entry all night. I just hope they don’t fix too much of that level and the public areas as there ain’t a lot broke.

    1. NFSF Diamond

      Agreed, the public areas are very nice. Hope the renovation is mostly focused on the rooms

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Omar Guest

I stayed there on its final night/morning. They delivered a custom cake to each room saying we hope to see you again in 2025. At breakfast they had free flowing Roederer champagne served from magnums.

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Stefan Guest

If you think that PHT was past its prime, maybe it's really YOU who is past his prime. This has been an excellent property in both hardware and software all the way to the end.

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Janet Guest

Japan is back well above where it was pre-Covid. The most recent month had 3m visitors so Japan is now annualizing well above pre-Covid levels for tourists. Fewer Chinese and more from other countries. Keep in mind in 2023 Japan didn’t fully reopen until May, with increased numbers allowed in from March, so it is not a fair comp with 2019.

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