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Old Apr 17, 18, 6:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Red259 View Post
I have an award stay coming up at this hotel for 2 nights. Currently have gold status. I was thinking about picking up the hilton card to get diamond status but not sure the difference between gold and diamond make it worth the AF. I'll have some other hilton stays this year where I can use the status but this would likely be the only conrad I'm going to have stays at based on my destinations.
My first ever stay at this property was also my first time in Japan. As a Gold at the time, I did not receive an upgrade from the city view room I booked, did not have access to the lounge, but did get free breakfast. The second time around I was Diamond, and did get an upgrade to a bay view room. The standard rooms at this property are fantastic, and view wise, at least for me, there isn't much of a difference. The city skyline of Tokyo holds its own when it comes to views. As for lounge access, I popped in one time during my second stay just to check it out. Most of my travels are personal, so lounge access doesn't mean much for me since I'll most likely have dinner plans, especially in a city like Tokyo. As for whether or not to get the Aspire, if your sole purpose is to get Diamond status, then I personally wouldn't go for it.
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Old Apr 17, 18, 9:45 pm
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I had a two night stay here at the end of August, booked on two different award reservations, and as a Gold we were upgraded to a bay view. I'm not sure the big annual fee is worth the extra status, but I've never had anything beyond gold. Enjoy your trip!
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Saribo View Post
I had a two night stay here at the end of August, booked on two different award reservations, and as a Gold we were upgraded to a bay view. I'm not sure the big annual fee is worth the extra status, but I've never had anything beyond gold. Enjoy your trip!
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Old Apr 20, 18, 9:25 pm
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Originally Posted by ponickka View Post
Stayed at the Conrad Tokyo in April 2017 (spouse and two kids) and the we were all able to take advantage of the diamond benefits (breakfast and lounge).

Child Age: 4 & 6
That's because your kids were 4 & 6. Their policy is that kids staying free who're 6 & over will each incur a charge of 3500yen + tax/surcharge. For your 6yo, they probably waived it since he/she is right at the borderline age-wise.
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Old Apr 20, 18, 9:34 pm
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Since I've been confused by their surcharge policies in the past, I thought I'd get this clarified once and for all in advance of my upcoming stay in a couple months.

- Children 17 and under stay free if they don't require additional bedding.
- Any child 6 & over staying for free will incur a charge of 3500yen + tax/svc (~4300yen total) each for lounge access (which would include free breakfast), if staying for free with Diamond adult guest.
- Also, if you wish to get an extra bed, it will cost 7500yen + tax/svc. Not complimentary for Diamond.
- However, you can choose to make your booking such that you count your child (or one of your two children) as an adult... ie, book 3 adults. In that case, in exchange for paying the room rate for that child (ie, counting your child as an adult), you will get the 3rd bed at no extra charge and there will be no 3500yen lounge access fee for that child.

I wish Conrad in Jpn (and Hiltons in Jpn, in general) didn't try to nickel and dime you so much. Although Conrad Tokyo is superior to Conrad HKG in many ways (breakfast buffet, lounge offerings), Conrad HKG is more flexible and generous in most aspects.
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Old May 8, 18, 4:42 pm
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I'm contemplating staying here in a few months, our first return to the Conrad Tokyo since we were there during the Tohoku disaster. We had fond memories of this hotel, and the wonderful treatment by the staff. At the time, Gordon Ramsey has a Michelin-starred restaurant that was out-of-this-world, and they also catered the food in the lounge.

I've browsed through recent threads and wonder whether what kind of experience we might have on returning here, and hope the community can give me some input:

1. How nice is the lounge? When I read that it gets crowded, this did not seem like the same lounge that we experienced. Never more then 10 or so people, and never a waitlist. The food in the lounge used to be exceptional.

2. Ramsey's restaurant closed down. Are there any good restaurants within the hotel that you would recommend?

3. Does the rooms appear to have updated beddings and furnishings? Seven years ago when we last stayed, everything was gleaming.

Many thanks for your insights.
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Old May 8, 18, 5:38 pm
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1. The lounge is nice enough with pretty good food offerings. They have added a new section across the original lounge, so seating is probably doubled than before. My favorite time at the lounge is 3PM when they serve afternoon tea (scones and ice cream), but others can chime in about alcoholic beverages as I don't drink.
2. Can't comment about in-house restaurants, but the all day dining and lounge always seem busy during afternoon/evening. I think it's quite popular for business people in the area.
3. I think everything is still the same as before - immaculately maintained.

This property is still my favorite Conrad in the world - although that may change when I visit Osaka later this year.
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Old May 13, 18, 9:28 pm
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Another question for the community: Does anyone have any experience taking the limousine bus from the Conrad to Narita? I wonder whether there are many additional stops in the city before heading to NRT?

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Old May 14, 18, 12:06 am
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Originally Posted by 747FC View Post
Another question for the community: Does anyone have any experience taking the limousine bus from the Conrad to Narita? I wonder whether there are many additional stops in the city before heading to NRT?

Many thanks!
I took the narita bus a few weeks ago, it stopped at 3/4 other hotels in the area and then straight to Narita.
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Old May 17, 18, 1:38 pm
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Concierge Email

If anyone has the email for the concierge, I'd appreciate it if you could post. Thank you.
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Old May 17, 18, 3:54 pm
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If anyone has the email for the concierge, I'd appreciate it if you could post. Thank you.
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Old May 17, 18, 4:20 pm
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Old May 21, 18, 4:26 am
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I'll be arriving pretty early (11am). In case the room isn't available, does anybody know if I'll be able to take a shower in the gym? I'm a Diamond if that helps.
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Old May 21, 18, 7:58 am
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I'll be arriving pretty early (11am). In case the room isn't available, does anybody know if I'll be able to take a shower in the gym? I'm a Diamond if that helps.
Being a Diamond does help, and as such shouldn't have a problems showering at the gym.
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Old May 21, 18, 3:38 pm
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Just completed a two night stay here as gold. I had to use my free night certs. My property of choice in Tokyo is the Andaz Tokyo and I have also stayed at the Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt in Tokyo for some comparisons. I used the app checkin which gave me a choice of two rooms total. Neither was an upgrade. Upon checking in I asked if an upgrade was available and I was able to get upgraded and obtain lounge access. The only trade off was that I had to give up the king size bed and accept two smaller beds instead. A small sacrifice to obtain a nicer room and lounge access. The room felt slightly dated. I've been in several high end hotels which much more modern fixtures. Everything was in working order and clean but it just felt half a step behind the competition when it came to the fixtures. The view was ok but mostly of nearby building. The view at the Andaz was much better. That being said the view if you are facing the water looks like it would be amazing based on the view from the executive lounge. The lounge wasn't too crowded most of the time. It did fill up during breakfast but there were still seats available. The breakfast offerings were a bit lacking but there was a chef to cook omelettes/scramble eggs etc. The snacks during the cocktail hour were alright. The latest checkout they could give me was 1pm.

The staff in the lounge was good and gave me some solid recommendations for different types of japanese food as well as logistics advice. Felt they did a better job with this than the other properties I have stayed at in Tokyo with really going out of their way to find the best restaurant for the type of food and price range and times I was looking for. In terms of location I was much happier than with some other properties. Here there is a metro stop literally right outside the door and the hotel is located right between ginza and shimbashi. Shimbashi is a good area for nightlife as its where the office workers go after a long day and even on a Sat night there were a ton of people around. More of a local vibe than tripping over tourists in shinjuku. This was not a bad property at all and for using my two free nights I felt like it was an outstanding return.

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