Tokyo’s famed Park Hyatt hotel to undergo renovation

As the hotel celebrates its 30th anniversary, Park Hyatt Tokyo is beginning a complete renovation of the property, with reopening planned for 2025.

This transformation project will span all of the hotel’s guest rooms and facilities. Jouin Manku design agency is leading the renovation project.

Enhancing the original design

Starting this month, celebrated design firm Jouin Manku will embark on bringing a fresh take on the design philosophy of the hotel’s original John Morford designed interiors to the property.

In a joint statement, Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, co-founder and CEO of Jouin Manku, said: “We are sincerely grateful that our studio has been given the rare opportunity to renovate Park Hyatt Tokyo and set the stage for this prestigious hotel’s much-anticipated future.”

“We are excited to work with the hotel team to create a uniquely elegant design experience for guests, all in keeping with John Morford’s original vision. We thank the Park Hyatt Tokyo team for the trust they have placed in us.”

Marking two milestones

The design agency plans to bring a fresh, modern feel to this property occupying the top floors of a modern skyscraper in Shinjuku. The 177-room hotel, home to three restaurants and a 47th-floor pool, is known for its part in Sofia Coppola’s 2003 film Lost in Translation, which marks its 20th anniversary this September. The renovation comes at a significant time as the hotel also approaches its 30th year.

“As Park Hyatt Tokyo approaches its 30th anniversary next year, we are delighted to work with the wonderful team at Jouin Manku and our hotel’s associates to make this renewal a success,” said Fredrik Harfors, general manager of Park Hyatt Tokyo.

“We are grateful for everyone’s patience and understanding as we embark on a journey to enhance the guest experience at our hotel. Drawing inspiration from the trailblazing legacy of Park Hyatt Tokyo, we are committed to creating an elevated atmosphere that will continue to shine as a beacon of understated luxury for decades to come.”