InterContinental - ANA , Tokyo (Facts and Tripreport)

Old Apr 8, 07, 5:00 am
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Talking InterContinental - ANA , Tokyo (Facts and Tripreport)

Hello everybody,

the ANA hotel was rebranded on April 1st. 2007.

* Hotel renovated in 2005
* 28 Floor(s)
* 867 Guest Room(s)
* 28 Suite(s)
* 466 Single-Bedded Room(s)
* 373 Double-Bedded Room(s)
* 437 Non-Smoking Room(s)
* Executive Suites
* Executive Floors

ANA TOKYO
InterContinental - ANA
1-12-33 AKASAKA
MINATO-KU
TOKYO, TOKYO, 107 0052
81-3-35051111
http://www.anaintercontinental-tokyo.jp/


I took the chance to stay one night at the InterContinental - ANA in Akasaka at a rate of 27.000yen all incl.

As a Royal Ambassador Member i was upgraded to a suite on the 32 floor without asking.

Arrived at the hotel, very impressive, hotel has been renovated in 2005, everything looks new and shiny. All marks and logos show the Interconti brand .

You enter the spin-door, on the right side there is the concierge, and if you walk into the lobby there are the standard checkin counters. hotel was almost full , i told the staff which "run" to greet me that i am a RA member, he got hectic and shouted i have a RA here, and the duty manager came immediately to greet me, took my baggage and i was escorted to the VIP /dedicated (Royal) Ambassador checkin counter.

There was a letter from the GM ready and waiting for me, and a welcome gift which is a really nice leather name tag for your bag. it looks a bit like the SEN tag, but it is in black and the leather is similar to the Louis Vuitton purse i have so that was a nice present.

Staff told me that the new system is driving them crazy, but everything went smooth.

Was assigned a suite on the clubfloor .

From the homepage pictures of the rooms i had seen i didnt expect too much, so i was surprised when i did enter a very very nice suite, which was i made tons of pictures but i wont go back to the conrad now, as this hotel is the hit!

You enter the room , on the left side there is a HUGE "23"inch TV, well this was a bit too small, looks like they are fooling you , as the suite is so huge and than you have a TV which is smaller than my pc monitor...

you have sofa and two seats, a seperate table and next to the table you have a minibar.

I was told that as a RA i can EAT and DRINK everything in and on the bar.

there was a bottle of red wine, absolut , campari, hennesy , jack daniels. orange juice , coke, diet coke , water, japanese tea, etc.

snacks: pringles , snyders, nuts, snickers, etc.

well i killed all snacks within 1hour...

the location is a bit unconvinient to reach, you have to go with the subway and than walk from TAMEIKESANNO station and it is a long walk to the hotel after you get out of the subway, so dont take the metro if you have a lot baggage.


Club acess to the excellent lounge was included
and the lounge was nice and big. free softdrinks and happy hour with 20 different alocohol.

The breakfast was nice, no HAM that was the only point to critcize and the sausages were still rare.

you had 5 kinds of bread and the best was the croissant with cheese inside, that was really delicous.

and the best thing was, you had fresh ORANGE juice, i love fresh juice, not this package crap.

i have posted some pictures here

http://blog.livedoor.jp/numazucat/ar.../50908996.html

there is another link if you want to see more pictures to a kodak photo gallery at the end of the article.

You can walk to the New MID Town its around 8minutes to walk. and you can walk to the roppongi crossing which is around 10minutes.

Parking fee for one day is 1000yen, you get one movie free as an ambassador .
the cool thing is, they only offer a flat fee for movies 1780yen so you can watch as many as you want and its still free.

internet was amazingly fast, i think its a 1gbit line for the hotel i had 11mb/sec from the apple server when i downloaded itunes.
and it was FREE.




^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

this hotel is one of the best, of course the RITZ is another story , i will go there next month to test it out..

dp
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Old Apr 8, 07, 9:51 am
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Thanks for an excellent report!^ The hotel looks very nice and like a great alternative to the current one.
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Old Apr 8, 07, 9:55 am
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Could we use Ambassador BOGO cert on this hotel?
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Old Apr 8, 07, 10:02 am
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wow! sounds good

I'm definitly looking forward to visit ANA IC soon.

I hope they would offer a nice suite to me ^
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Old Apr 8, 07, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by spunk_tokyo View Post
Could we use Ambassador BOGO cert on this hotel?
Since it is an Intercontinental I see no reason you couldn't.

Just checked and the prices are very nice for when I am going, so I am definitely booking here! I was not willing to pay the premium of the IC Tokyo Bay because I found a great deal at another hotel, but this is worth it to me!^

So did the OP just book the cheapest rate and get that awesome upgrade?
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Thanks for the report. This one should be popular as it is more convenient than the IC Tokyo harbour, and seems to treat SEs quite well. BTW, what were the items on the tray on the bed next to the robe?
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Old Apr 8, 07, 10:10 am
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Somewhat unrelated, but I know there is a tax for hotels in Tokyo. It says there is a 5% tax and 10% service charge, so is that all, or is there even more?
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Old Apr 8, 07, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by lucky9876coins View Post
Somewhat unrelated, but I know there is a tax for hotels in Tokyo. It says there is a 5% tax and 10% service charge, so is that all, or is there even more?
hi

the rate was around 24.000yen + 15% tax.

i think thats a very fair rate, as this hotels goes at same rates with the other IC.

i think the ANA hotel is the real deal in tokyo, perfect location and good prices.

if anybody wants to stay there, pm me, i can contact the manager for you, so you get the upgrade confirmed in advanced (RA and A members )

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Originally Posted by spunk_tokyo View Post
Could we use Ambassador BOGO cert on this hotel?
YES

can be used, second night will be free with BOGO.

all IC benefits applies!

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Old Apr 8, 07, 7:40 pm
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laundry bags

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Thanks for the report. This one should be popular as it is more convenient than the IC Tokyo harbour, and seems to treat SEs quite well. BTW, what were the items on the tray on the bed next to the robe?
hi shareholder,

the items are the nicest laundry bags i have seen so far.
have stolen one , i have to admit..

black bags, with golden letters on it. very stylish,

this hotel is topnotch for the price given, but i am sure they will bump the price up once it is recognized as the better IC than the IC near odaiba.

the location is the best, i mean if you go to roppongi, you can fall into your hotel after party...

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Old Apr 8, 07, 7:42 pm
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standard rooms

btw.

i had a look at the standard rooms on the clubfloor, looked very nice too, it was just a bedroom with a TV and a desk and shower etc.

but that was nice.

one thing about the suite shower i forgot to write, its a 4 way shower, there are 3 front water shower heads so you get water from 4 direction total, i love this stuff.

what impressed me was the fact , that they knew how to treat a RA, and that really everything was done according to the rules, the staff in the lounge was aweseome so was the rest of the hotel staff.

i am somewhat conrad addicted, but this hotel makes the choice very hard for me.



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Originally Posted by derpelikan View Post
the rate was around 24.000yen + 15% tax.
Thanks, so it is 10% service charge PLUS 15% tax?
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Old Apr 8, 07, 11:24 pm
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hi

the rate was around 24.000yen + 15% tax.
Well, the 5% is sales tax, the 10% is "service charge". Never understood what that's supposed to be. The hotel is more expensive because it offers better room and more service, but then you pay for service once more?

Anyway, the 5% sales tax is of course on the (base-rate + 10% service charge), so 24.000 * 1.10 * 1.05, which is slightly more than 24.000 + 15%.

HTB.

Edited to add: and then there's a city tax on hotel rooms over a certain amount (15.000 Yen) which is another 100 or 200 Yen per day.

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what impressed me was the fact , that they knew how to treat a RA, and that really everything was done according to the rules, the staff in the lounge was aweseome so was the rest of the hotel staff.
No wonder, it's Japan after all!
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Old Apr 9, 07, 12:12 am
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sorry

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Thanks, so it is 10% service charge PLUS 15% tax?
of course it is 5% tax + 10% service charge.

the service charge is the tip, which is collected by the hotels in asia directly so you dont have to tip the employees.

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