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If you peruse the Park Hyatt website you will find that Hyatt lists the Park Hyatt Tokyo as Japan’s lone Park Hyatt. Technically this is true but in reality it is false. There are two properties in Japan that easily meet the Park Hyatt threshold in terms of service, location and overall quality. For reasons I do not understand, these two properties are under the Hyatt Regency umbrella instead.
Let’s quickly review how each Hyatt brand identifies itself via Hyatt.
About Park Hyatt – Park Hyatt expresses sophisticated luxury in a contemporary manner for discerning individuals who want personal service in a refined environment.
About Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency enables busy individuals to be productive and revitalized in a responsive, fully-equipped, convenient environment.
The “Park Hyatt Hakone” (Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa)
The “Park Hyatt Hakone” is a phenomenally gorgeous property situated in a beautiful mountain town underneath Mount Fuji. This luxury resort features an onsen and even a dog in residence, Haru.
Our experience from start to finish was near perfect.
The rooms are beautiful.
The property is beautiful.
The location is hard to match.
This is a Park Hyatt.
The “Park Hyatt” Kyoto (Hyatt Regency Kyoto)
Situated in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the “Park Hyatt Kyoto” is a category 5 Hyatt property. Like the “Park Hyatt Hakone”, this property meets all the expectations of a Park Hyatt.
The rooms are beautiful.
The location is superb.
And the service is fantastic throughout. This, too, is a Park Hyatt.
The bottom line
These two properties may say Hyatt Regency on the exterior but they are certainly above their peers. The “Park Hyatt Hakone” and “Park Hyatt Kyoto” or whatever you want to call them are truly aspirational hotels that are worth every point. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise.
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