The New York Bar on top of the Park Hyatt in Tokyo is featured in the 2003 film Lost in Translation. Jazz is played every Sunday, and the bar could indeed be in NYC—until you look out the windows and realize you are a world away.
The Park Hyatt is an excellent hotel, and travelers should understand that Hyatt in Asia is a premium set of hotels, much more premium than they are in USA. The movie captures the mood of the bar very well, but not the hotel rooms, which are in fact wonderful in real life, but filmed with a light blue green filter in the movie.
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Kobe and Cocktails with a View
Although I didn't have a chance to stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo as a guest, I did take a tour of the property and was beyond impressed by the decorative art on the walls and the amount of amenities available.
I did, however, have the opportunity to eat and drink in one of their restaurants. Their New York Grill is situated on the 52nd floor and guests have a 360-degree view of the city. Even if you aren't staying at the hotel, I recommend stopping by the bar for a cocktail. You can't go wrong with a bird's eye view of Tokyo by night.
Besides the view, the restaurant itself has some pretty stylish decor. The overall feel is contemporary and sophisticated, with work from Italian artist Valerio Adami serving as artistic scenery.
I sampled a bit of everything including a salad, pasta and of course the famous kobe beef. Before heading to bed, I listened to a few songs from the live jazz band that was performing that night.
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