For the last two days of our trip K and I had a chance to catch up with Mr and Mrs M, this time without my parents in tow!
I got a great rate for 2 nights in Bay view room at the Conrad Tokyo via travelpony. I called up the hotel in advance and asked for my HHonors Gold number to be attached to the reservation. I knew this wouldn’t get me points but I know that rooms are often allocated quite some time in advance and that having status would give me a chance of an upgrade to the executive floor.
The hotel only tends to upgrade golds one notch, this includes an upgrade from city to bay view. Paying for a bay view, I hoped would get me an upgrade to the executive floor and a chance to review the lounge.
I previously reviewed the Conrad Tokyo when I stayed in a city view room on a Hilton staff rate – here.
The Conrad is super convenient if flying into HND.
Arriving into the ground floor ‘pre-lobby’ of the Conrad, I instantly felt at home. I love the fact that you can return to the same hotel half way around the world and nothing really seems to have changed.
It’s weird; if you show me a picture of a lobby, a bedroom, the pool in any number of hotels around the world, the memories suddenly come flooding back. That’s why I love reading and writing trip reports.
Returning to a favourite hotel is a phenomenal feeling.
Other than the change in view, our room was almost identical to the room in my previous report. However I think I prefer the red colour scheme I had last time to the blue and gold in this room.
Whilst checking my reservation online I noticed that you could select which brand of toiletries you wanted, the standard Aromatherapy Associates or Shanghai Tang.
Oh, I almost forgot, the view:
And in the morning:
Breakfast at the Conrad Tokyo is a fantastic experience. The variety of buffet dishes is really extensive and the quality of the food is very high.
On this occasion we were offered a table away from the main dining room, in the restaurant on the bay side. Unless you feel the need to get up frequently to load up at the buffet, I think this is a much preferable experience.
The cocktail hour in the lounge features a varied selection of delicious canapes and drinks which are brought to you via table service. We were in a bit of a rush to head out so I only managed to snap a couple of food shots:
Another fantastic stay in one of my favourite city hotels in the world. The Conrad is serene, modern and beautiful. The lounge takes the experience up another notch and really cements this hotel’s standing in the top tier of luxury properties.