InterContinental Tokyo Bay
As the name suggests, InterContinental Tokyo Bay is located with unique views of Tokyo Bay, and also Rainbow Bridge which dominates the vista from many of the rooms and suites. This luxury hotel has a regular shuttle to the JR Line trains and is directly linked to the New Transit Line offering convenient links to the city and beyond; the Airport Limousine Bus also stops at the hotel for guests wishing to connect to Narita Airport. We’ve always enjoyed our stays with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts around the region and prior to arrival were looking forward to another ‘InterCon Experience’, during previous stays we’ve been impressed with vegan items listed on the menus, clearly labelled breakfast buffet items and the vegan friendly Agraria bathroom amenities that are on offer.
Check in was a smooth affair with staff thanking us for our loyalty as IHG Elite members. Unusually for a hotel of this size and class there was no swimming pool but there was a 24 hour Fitness Room available, however due to a packed schedule we were unlikley to make use of this facility.
The Vegan Food
There were multiple dining options at InterContinental Tokyo Bay but during our short stay we would only be sampling two of them, evening canapes in the Club InterContinental Lounge and breakfast from Chef’s Live Kitchen, the all day buffet restaurant. We enjoyed Asahi Beer (which is vegan) in the New York Lounge on the ground floor and were pleased to see a vegan a la carte section on their menu including salad, soup, pasta and grilled vegetables. The staff in the Club InterContinental Lounge were helpful in explaining which options were vegan friendly; there was a hot dish of beans and tomatoes and also a selection of salads, but we were more than happy with vegetarian sushi and serve youself Asahi beer on draft as we were going out for dinner upon leaving.
The following morning, we headed to Chef’s Live Kitchen for breakfast, deciding it would offer more choice than breakfast in Club InterContinental Lounge and how right we were! Everything on the breakfast buffet was labeled making it easy to find vegan options, one of us loved the salted plums and we both loved the toasted soy bean flour spread, it was smooth and creamy with a delicious toasted flavour. It was clearly marked vegan (see the small leaf) but the peanut butter wasn’t vegan due to containing milk.
We were served tea, coffee and juice to our table whilst we went off and created a healthy salad plate from the extensive salads and fruits available, there were also individual packets of seaweed for that extra protein hit. Hot buffet items included fried hash browns (naughty but nice), various cooked vegetables and a tasty bean casserole. A special order of vegetable fried rice with spinach was the perfect end to our veritable vegan feast for breakfast at InterContinental Tokyo Bay.
The Vegan Essentials
As with all InterContinental hotels and resorts, Agraria bathroom amenities were available, it is not often that we can use the bathroom amenities when staying at a hotel due to animal derived ingredients and animal testing, so this is a real positive when staying with InterContinental. Non feather duvet and pillows were available upon request which meant we had a great night of feather free sleep in the super comfy bed!
The Vegan Food Quest Verdict
InterContinental Tokyo Bay has very good reward availability for IHG members, offers superb Tokyo Bay views and convenient transport links, despite not being in the centre of Tokyo everywhere is within easy reach. Expect excellent customer service and rest assured that there are vegan options on some of the menus and the labelling system at the buffet breakfast is very good indeed, certainly making this a vegan friendly luxury hotel!