Conrad Tokyo – Hotel Review
The taxi pulled into the Conrad Tokyo’s driveway but my travels weren’t quite over yet. The ground-floor lobby with the beautiful sculpture is just a tease. An elevator shuttles guests to the actual lobby on the 28th floor, modern yet traditional, with rich dark wood paneling and great views everywhere. Glowing lightboxes abound. The concierge’s desk, set in front of a painting that is almost as high as the ceiling, glows as well.
The reason for the high-speed elevator trip is that the Conrad Tokyo, which opened in 2005, is located in the Tokyo Shiodome tower in Tokyo’s Minato district.
My King Executive Room Bay View had truly panoramic views of Tokyo Bay that lighted up at night. A low-backed sofa (or window seat as my mother would call it) stretched along the length of the windows. It was quite comfortable as a day bed. The motorized room-darkening shades worked quite well to keep light out but I only lowered the shades right before going to sleep so I could have maximum time to enjoy the view.
The room had a king-sized bed and a pillow menu although I was very happy with the standard-issue pillows. Especially after but perhaps thanks to a spa treatment (see Road Warrior Support), I fell asleep almost instantly and woke up refreshed and ready for my meetings.
The bath area had dual sinks, a separate shower and tub (complete with a Conrad rubber duck), and very soft bathrobes and slippers. It was separated from the bedroom by a glass wall (with a motorized wooden shade for privacy).
The room was equipped with a 37” flat-screen television, a refrigerator, and facilities for making coffee and tea.
A beautiful box on the elongated bedside table held hotel stationery and there was a stool tucked underneath the table as well, making it serve double duty as an auxiliary desk.