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REVIEW – Conrad Tokyo
August 19, 2016
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Tokyo Sights
August 19, 2016


  • Location: Tokyo – Japan
  • Loyalty Program: Hilton Honors
  • Status during stay: HHonors Gold (via Amex Platinum)
  • Room Type: King Hilton
  • Rate Type: Hilton Employee 50% discount


The Conrad was fully booked for the second night in Tokyo, my final night of the trip. So, I stayed in the Hilton Shinjuku instead.

This property is much more of a ‘normal’ hotel. The lobby is constantly thrumming with people. Tour buses and airport buses are perpetually filing through the driveway but in a way you feel more like you are in the heart of Tokyo. The Conrad is a wonderful sanctuary, away from it all. The Hilton Shinjuku is almost the exact opposite.

At this stage of the trip I was beaten down by jet-lag, the constant stress of travel, no sleep and all the booze. As such I hope you will forgive my rather meagre selection of Hilton photos:

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The Lobby.

King Hilton Room


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Mini bar, TV etc.
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Cool chair, with paper wall and window shades.

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The view from my room.

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HISTORICAL NOTE: This is the first shot I ever posted to Instagram.

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The breakfast buffet was really extensive and we managed to get the best table in the house, right by the waterfall.


At this stage, all I was thinking about was ANA First Class flight home, so I didn’t exactly go to town. Note the amazing, 3 cylinder, gold, coffee machine in the background.