This was my fifth stay in this hotel. Main reason I chose it that it has an excellent location in a wonderful neighborhood in Tokyo, with an easy access to all major tourist attractions. There are
four metro lines passing by, and one can easily walk to Ginza/Marunouchi area from the hotel. Just across the street are lively Akasaka and Roppongi areas of Tokyo. Next to hotel is also one of the most picturesque streets - Sakura zaka - especially during sakura season, which is great a pleasure to walk through. Also worth mentioning is the whole ARK hills complex where the hotel is located, with lovely cafes and restaurant. This is my favorite spot to start a day in Tokyo.
As for hotel itself, it still looks great and is maintained perfectly. Best asset is certainly the view one gets from the room, Try to get a room on a higher floor it's really worth it. It really doesn't matter on which side you are - you will either have a view of the imperial gardens and parliament, Tokyo Tower or Mount Fuji (depending on visibility). All are just magnificent. Rooms do tend to be small for standards one would expect from an Intercontinental. I've always stayed in a junior suite, but it also doesn't offer too much space. It's sufficient for stay, but offers very little storage room for your stuff and after a bit of shopping, the room can get crowded.
Service is excellent, and tentative, exactly as one would expect from Japan.
My only complaint is the front desk, which can get very busy, as hotel is huge, which lead to a of frustration during check-in and check-out process. Worth mentioning is that most of the time, priority check-in counter is not working. [Less]