During my stay in Tokyo, I stayed twice at the Hyatt Regency Tokyo, once when I arrived from Bangkok and another time after my return from Nagoya. For the 2 different stays, I was assigned a different room and would provide some comparisons. On the first stay, I was assigned the Club King room which is basically similar to what I was assigned previously in June 2013.
This time round I was helped when I entered the lobby by the staff as it was late night and there was only one other guest checking in. The process was also a lot faster and more straightforward.
Room No: 0718 Category: Club King Room
Club rooms are located at the lower floors (floors 6 and 7) as the Regency Club is located on the 6th floor. The room was very nicely furnished and is spacious compared to the standard hotel rooms in Japan. The extensive wood panelling in the room gave it a classy feel but it makes the room feel smaller.
On entering the room, guests will see a small foyer to store luggage or shoes and there will be a wardrobe on the side. The bathroom is standard in size but features simple lines and have an enclosed shower stall with a bathtub. There is also a wooden sliding door on the right enclosing the toilet. The bathtub even has sliding blinds that allows guests to overlook the bedroom while having a soak!
Inside the contemporary lines continued into the bedroom and besides the comfortable king bed, the room features a hidden minibar and a wooden table that doubles as a console. This made the design of the room much sleeker. By the window, there was also a comfortable lounger chair.
For 2 people sharing this room, the size would be just adequate. While I find the room to be nicely designed, the corridor between the bathroom and the wardrobe that leads to the room seems to be a little cramped and dark due to the wood panelling.
Room No: 2310 Category: View Deluxe King Room
When I returned to the hotel for another stay later in the trip, I was assigned a View Deluxe room located on the 23rd floor, though I still retained the Regency Club access from my Hyatt Diamond membership. Initially I wanted the club room again but they only had smoking rooms and upon being escorted to the View Deluxe room to check it out first, I decided to just stick with it for one night.
Unlike the Club room, the View Deluxe rooms are located on the high floors and mine was located on the 23rd floor. The rooms also felt more spacious and has a brighter bathroom. The bathroom layout was similarly odd with the toilet placed in a separate small room with its own sink. The main bathroom has a much larger vanity counter with a separate bathtub and shower stall.
The bedroom has a more spacious layout even though I think both the View Deluxe and Club rooms have the same square footage. There was an open bar by the wardrobe and a luggage stand before the TV console that stretches against the wall. There was also a lounge chair and small table beside the window to take advantage of the magnificent view. On clear winter morning, it was easy to spot Mt Fuji from this room.
Both rooms featured the same bathroom amenities and required a wifi device to be installed in the room before guests could log on the internet on their mobile devices. What was important was that both rooms also had the same automatic TOTO washlet system that can be found everywhere in Japan. The only difference was that the club room design and furnishings seems better. However, I rather preferred the View Deluxe room for the higher floors and more ‘spacious’ feel and the segregated toilet.