Friday, April 13, 2012

Park Hyatt Tokyo, Lost in Translation

Animal print, cocktails, friends, Tokyo skyline: blissful

My dear friend (and food enthusiast) Sophia is visiting from Australia, and this week has been a complete haze of cherry blossom flowers, sushi, cocktails, Easter eggs, nail polish, shopping bags and waking up clutching on water bottles.

As part of our week of Tokyo decadence, we hit the infamous Park Hyatt Tokyo in Shinjuku, which was featured in Lost in Translation. My all-time favourite bar is called The Peak Lounge, and is located on the 41st floor. It features a sky-lit bamboo garden as the centerpiece, dim lighting and plush seats. Needless to say, it offers a stunning view of Tokyo, especially at nighttime.

I have been there a few times, and every single time it feels so magical, chic and relaxing. Despite its swanky reputation, it's surprisingly affordable, as they offer a special weeknight package, complete with a selection of delectable cocktails and finger foods.

Sophia and I were on a mission to try most of the cocktails on the list, along with some raspberry-flavoured sparkling wine. All the cocktails are beautifully presented, the service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is delightful. We snacked on some duck fat French fries, as well as a plate of chocolates and pralines.

It was such a wonderful evening and great way to catch up with one of my closest friend. In fact, we both believe we belong at the Park Hyatt Tokyo and should spend our lives lounging around posh hotel bars.

Park Hyatt Tokyo entrance, how LIT 
View from The Peak Lounge, rivals La Pausa's

Vivian, Lost in Translation

I just love this (men's) Swarovski ring, courtesy of my friend Derek

Duck fat fries: unappealing name, but delectable 
Pralines et chocolat

Elevator shot: I had to.


Principessa said...

Are they fried in duck fat?

Vivian said...

Yes, exactly! The taste is amazing!! Probably not so healthy.... haha.