November 20, 2016

Review: Andaz Tokyo

Introduction Part Two
Planning & Booking
Sheraton JFK Airport
Lufthansa Business Class Lounge JFK
Turkish Airlines Business Class 777-300ER New York (JFK) to Istanbul
Turkish Airlines Istanbul Arrivals Lounge
St. Regis Istanbul
Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge Istanbul
Turkish Airlines Business Class A330-300 Istanbul to Male
Transfer from Male to Conrad Maldives
Conrad Maldives Part One
Conrad Maldives Part Two
Transfer from Conrad Maldives to Male
Singapore Airlines Business Class 777-200ER Male to Singapore
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Singapore
Singapore Airlines Business Class 777-300ER Singapore to Tokyo (HND)
Andaz Tokyo
ANA Suite Lounge Tokyo (NRT)
ANA First Class 777-300ER Tokyo (NRT) to San Francisco

We made it to the Andaz from Haneda in less than thirty minutes.  The cab driver spoke little English but he was able to figure out our designation from the address/screenshot on my phone.

Andaz Toranomon Hills Tokyo
The Andaz is located in a business district called Toronomon Hills.  The hotel occupies the 6 floors of what is the tallest building in Tokyo.  One of the knocks against the property has been the location in that it's a bit further removed from the action.  We found the location to be perfect.  It was easy to get to public transportation and the while the immediate area was a bit more secluded, that was actually kind of a good thing.  After a long day of walking around Tokyo, it was great to return to the tranquility of the Andaz and the surrounding neighborhood.  So we would absolutely return to the hotel upon our next trip to Tokyo.

We took the elevator up to the main lobby on the 51st floor.  We were offered a seat while our "host" checked us in.  The lobby is absolutely stunning.  The entire property from the common areas to the spa to the rooms looks much more like a Park Hyatt than an Andaz.

Check-in formalities complete, our host escorted us down to the 50th floor where we would be staying.  She showed us to our room (5030) and explained some of the features.  There was a welcome note and a bottle of red wine waiting upon our arrival.

Welcome bottle of wine
We were blown away by the room.  First, there was a cool Nespresso setup.

Stocked minibar (non alcoholic beverages are free at Andaz properties).

A gorgeous bathroom with walk-in shower with enclosed bathtub.

Perfectly organized amenities.

Robes, slippers, and pajamas.

The bedroom featured a super comfortable king sized bed, work desk, and couch along the length of the room.

And plenty of power outlets.

But the views though.

We spent time at the rooftop bar enjoying a couple cocktails and the view.

Tokyo is amazing - it just goes on.  And on.  And on...

We also spent time at the rooftop pool/spa which boasted equally gorgeous views with a large lap pool.

And several soaking tubs.

The Andaz Tavern and bar is located on the lobby level.  Again, unbelievable views of the skyline.

After two great days in Tokyo, it was time to complete our RTW journey.  We had pre-purchased limo bus tickets to Narita which was a great way to get to the airport.  Tickets were around $30 USD each and the bus was punctual, clean, comfortable, and featured free wifi.

Next Up:  ANA suite lounge and our ANA first class flight to San Francisco!

Final Thoughts:
I would without a doubt recommend the Andaz Tokyo.  We loved our stay.  The hotel is modern and the staff super friendly.  We liked the location and plan to return.  On a C&P rate (12,500 points and $200 USD per night, you really can't beat this place.

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