The Westin Tokyo – 5 Star Luxury in the Heart of Tokyo
Situated in the quiet upscale area of Yebisu, The Westin Tokyo is a popular 5-star hotel with both business travelers and holiday-makers. The Westin Tokyo has consistently been ranked as one of the best hotels in Tokyo, and it’s not surprising at all. The grand hotel boasts a total of 418 spacious guest rooms and 20 suites decked out in classic European décor that are furnished with luxurious bathrooms and complemented with 5-star amenities and services. The Westin Tokyo is just minutes away from the JR Ebisu Station and steps away from a shopping mall, supermarket, restaurants, brunch spots and bars. The location is truly impeccable and its accessibility to key destinations in Tokyo makes it all the more appealing.
The deluxe room spans a stunning 42-square metres. If you have been to Tokyo, you should be no stranger to small rooms and “cozy” spaces. The Westin Tokyo really took things to another level with their incredibly huge room that comes with a posh bathroom. The room was so big that we were able to include an extra bed (3 beds in total). Even with the extra bed, there was more than sufficient space for our luggage(and I have to emphasize that our luggage were huge), a trolley table, shopping bags and backpacks strewn all over the place.
I was really impressed by the amount of space that we had. You see, I’ve been in Japan a total of 42 days and, apart from certain stays at resorts, I’ve been staying in pretty small hotels and apartments. This was a total breath of fresh air. Adding on to the abundance of space is a glorious view of the city skyline.
I’ve stayed in The Westin Singapore before and I couldn’t stop raving about the Heavenly® Bed. Fluffy, soft, but firm, the beds at The Westin Tokyo were as comfortable as I’ve remembered them to be. I was so excited that before I even brought my luggage in, I jumped onto the bed. If you even need anything at all, you’re just a call away from it, all 24 hours of the day.
The luxurious bathroom has a separate shower, and a bath tub. You can have a good soak in bubbles and hot water if you have time, or just run in for a quick shower if you’re short of it. You can find snug bathrobes and good quality towels, which are absolutely essential to complete the entire bath experience.
The room is equipped with a LCD television, large closet, iron, ironing board, Nespresso machine.
The Westin Tokyo sends guests newspapers every morning, so you can call for room service, and have some breakfast in bed while reading the latest news. We were lucky enough to be treated to fresh handcrafted chocolates that were delivered to our room. And boy, were they adorable, and delicious!
10 dining destinations await you at The Westin Tokyo. If you’re staying at The Westin Tokyo, I’ll recommend that you have dinner at Yebisu and Mai.
Yebisu sits pretty on the 22nd level and is a famous Teppanyaki restaurant. Revel in a theatrical dining experience as skillful chefs whip up a storm right in front of you.
The rich tastes and textures of the Yebisu Brand Beef which is developed by Executive Chef Toshio Numajiri and Yebisu Head Chef Hiroyuki Saito in collaboration with Nozaki Farm in Kagoshima Prefecture will dazzle your tastebuds. This tender, juicy, and absolutely delicious Yebisu beef(a premium Kuroge Wagyu) is only available at Teppanyaki Yebisu. There are two versions of the Yebisu Beef – red and black. The red Yebisu beef is ultra rare, happening in only 1 percent of the cow population. Needless to say, the Yebisu beef was sensational. A perfect medium rare, every bite-sized piece was a taste of heaven. This was definitely one of the best meals that I’ve had in Tokyo.
If you’re craving for sushi and sashimi, Mai is definitely the place to visit.
We dined in an intimate setting where there were about just 8 seats at the counter. Two chefs worked their magic and dished out our omakase dinner item after item. With fresh fish sourced directly from Tsukiji, Mai makes sure that the quality of the offerings here are of top notch quality.
I can tell that my dining partners thoroughly enjoyed dinner and we were so stuffed at the end of it.
The Westin Executive Club stays popular throughout the day (6am – 10pm). Guests of Westin Executive Club level rooms and suites can enjoy light refreshments and accompaniments throughout the day. The Evening Cocktail Hour runs from 530pm – 730pm and guests can indulge in an unlimited flow of alcoholic beverages. Other benefits that guests can enjoy include complimentary WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio access, complimentary filter coffee among your in-room refreshments, and complimentary shoe-shine service.
Our final breakfast at The Westin Tokyo was at Victor’s, an authentic French restaurant that specializes in bouillabaisse and lamb. Victor’s is dressed in an elegant baroque style and offers a breathtaking view of the city. I’ll highly recommend that you pop by Victor’s for an exclusive breakfast.
They have a variety of options that range from eggs, to muesli, to steak. There’s undoubtedly something for everyone here.
After breakfast, we were treated to an exclusive tour of the helipad. Warm sunshine, a soft breeze and a knockout 360 degree view of Tokyo met us the moment we emerged onto the rooftop. This experience will forever by etched in my memory.
The Westin Tokyo is within walking distance of the Yebisu Beer Museum. I’ll suggest that you go on the tour where you can gain a more in-depth knowledge of the history of the iconic beer.
Yebisu beer is only available in Japan so be sure to grab a taste of it! The tour entitles guests to 2 glasses of Yebisu beer. If you can’t get enough of the delicious beer, you will be pleased to know that you can purchase more at the tasting counter.
My 3-night stay at The Westin Tokyo was nothing short of impeccable. Amazing location, wonderful service, delicious food, and comfort at its very best. Truly a five-star experience.