Intercontinental Yokohama Grand is a five-star luxury hotel located in the bay-side Minato Mirai district of Yokohama. This hotel’s extensive facilities include a fitness center, spa, six restaurants serving a variety of local and international cuisines, and a range of on-site shopping facilities. This is also the only hotel in the Greater Tokyo Area with its own cruise boat.
Easily spotted from a distance, Intercontinental Yokohama Grand resembles a great white sail and is an iconic landmark of the Yokohama skyline.
Intercontinental Yokohama Grand has 594 guest rooms and suites over 31 floors. Rooms have stunning views over either the city or Yokohama Bay and come with single, double or twin beds.
All rooms come with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and LAN cable internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a refrigerator, an electric kettle, a telephone, a safe, nightwear, ironing equipment, a hair dryer, tea, coffee, mineral water, and slippers.
Private bathrooms have a bathtub and shower and are supplied with fresh towels, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shaving sets, combs, and cotton wool buds. In-room dining is available for a fee.
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Breakfast & Dining
Intercontinental Yokohama Grand has 6 restaurants and two lounge bars. Breakfast is available at the Ocean Terrace and Nadaman restaurants.
Ocean Terrace on the 1st floor serves a buffet breakfast from 6.30 to 10.00 (last entry at 9.00) and also has a variety of a la carte options including American and Continental style breakfasts. This restaurant is also open for lunch between 11.00 and 15.00 and dinner between 17.00 and 21.30.
Nadaman is a Japanese restaurant on the 4th floor serves a Japanese style breakfast between 7.00 and 11.00. For lunch and dinner this restaurant serves a range of Japanese cuisine which includes sushi, teppanyaki grilled food, and gourmet kaiseki course meals. Nadaman is open for lunch from 11.30 to 14.30 (until 16.00 on weekends and holidays). It is open for dinner from 17.00 to 21.00 (from 16.00 on weekends and holidays).
In addition to these restaurants there are French and Italian restaurants on the 2nd floor, a Chinese restaurant on the 31st floor, and a floating seafood restaurant on nearby Pukari Pier, all of which serve lunch and dinner.
Light meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be enjoyed in two lounge bars on the 2nd floor and the 31st floor.
Other Services & Facilities
Intercontinental Yokohama Grand has a 24-hour Front Desk with English speaking reception staff. Luggage can be stored before checking in and after checking out.
There is a foreign currency exchange machine on the 2nd floor near the Front Desk.
The hotel Business Center is located on the ground floor and is fully equipped with computers and printers.
There is a spa on the 4th floor where guests may enjoy a variety of reflexology and beauty treatments and a jacuzzi.
The Fitness Center on the 4th floor has a swimming pool, fully equipped gym, jacuzzi and sauna. The fitness center must be booked in advance and while the gym can be used free of charge, there is a fee for using the other facilities.
This hotel has a gourmet souvenir shop on the 2nd floor selling wines, local snacks, hotel-made breads and cakes, as well as chocolate and baked sweet assortments.
Intercontinental Yokohama Grand has its own cruise boat, Le Grand Bleu, which runs from the Pukari Pier directly in front of the hotel. Cruises run five times a day in the afternoon and evening and take in all the main sights of Yokohama Bay including the Cosmo Clock 21 Ferris Wheel, the Nippon Maru sailing ship, Osanbashi pier, and the Akarenga Soko (Red Brick Warehouses).
Other facilities in this hotel include an on-site florist, a photography studio, a beauty salon, and an art and design shop.
Intercontinental Yokohama Grand is a 7-minute walk from Minato-Mirai Station on the Minatomirai Subway Line, 14 minutes from Sakuragicho Station on the JR Negishi Line and the Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line, and a 10-minute taxi ride from Yokohama Station.
Intercontinental Yokohama Grand is directly connected to the Pacifico Yokohama convention and exhibition center and is convenient for the Cosmoworld amusement park, the Cup Noodles Museum, and Yokohama Landmark Tower. Here is a map showing the hotel’s location.
Article and original photos by Michael Lambe. All rights reserved.