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Friday, Nov. 30, 2007
HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
Champagne, sachertorte and Deep Purple covers for Christmas
Hyatt Regency Tokyo
Special Christmas spa
From Dec. 1 to 25, the Hyatt Regency Tokyo will offer a Christmas Spa Package featuring champagne treatment at its popular Spa and Wellness Joule on the 27th and 28th floors. At the fitness facility, guests can enjoy swimming, exercise, etc., free, before or after the treatment.
Christmas Spa Package
Before receiving a facial, head and foot treatment (60, 20 and 20 minutes each), guests can relax with a champagne thalassa footbath (20 min.).
Premium Spa Package
In addition to the Christmas Spa Package treatments, guests can enjoy the luxury of a 30-minute champagne bath.
Spa & Wellness Joule
Open: Spa 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Pool 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fitness 5 a.m.-9 p.m.
*The pool and fitness facility are open from 7:30 a.m. on Sat., Sun. and holidays.
Reservations: (03) 3348-1234
Access: A nine-minute walk from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station; there is a direct connection from Exit A7 of Tocho-mae Station.
Hotel Nikko Tokyo
World Christmas sweets
From Dec. 1 to 25, the Lounge & Bar Veranda will offer an afternoon tea featuring traditional Christmas desserts from European — stollen from Germany, "buche de Noel (yule log)" from France, "sachertorte," a chocolate-coated chocolate sponge cake from Austria, and ginger cookies from Norway. An original Christmas cocktail using champagne and strawberries will also be available.
World Christmas Afternoon Tea
Dec. 1-25, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Price: Afternoon tea ¥2,100 (including coffee or tea)
Original cocktail ¥1,680
Lounge & Bar Veranda
Reservations: (03) 5500-5500
Access: There is a direct link between the hotel and Daiba Station on the Yurikamome Line.
Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so
Traditional Italian Christmas dinner
An Italian Christmas dinner served at the hotel's Il Teatro restaurant will be traditional, but with original and creative touches. The courses use ravioli pasta, essential for Christmas in Northern Italy, and panettone as the traditional Italian Christmas dessert.
La Vigiglia Course
Dec. 1-25, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Dec. 22-25, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
A Christmas carol choir will visit each restaurant in the hotel from Dec. 22 to 25.
Reservations: (03) 3943-6936
Access: A 10-minute walk from Edogawa-bashi Station on the Yurakucho Subway Line
At the newly renovated Marble Lounge, delicious menu selections range from traditional breakfast fare to a special Christmas dinner buffet and midnight Christmas dinner course, as well as a tempting dessert buffet stretching almost as far as the eye can see. The lounge also features magic shows and clown performances to entertain the children this Christmas holiday season. Between Dec. 22 and 25, Christmas carols will make the festive atmosphere just about perfect.
Festive Brunch Buffet
Dec. 2, 9 & 16, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Price: ¥5,000 adults/¥2,600 children
Christmas Brunch Buffet
Dec. 23 & 24, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Price: ¥6,000 adults/¥3,100 children
Christmas Cake Buffet
Dec. 15-25, 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
Price: ¥3,500 (including coffee or tea)
*Exclusively for Dec. 22-24, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hilton Christmas Buffet
Dec. 21-25, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Price: ¥9,240 adults/¥5,040 children
Midnight Christmas Dinner Course
Dec. 22-24, 6:30 p.m.-3 a.m.
Dec. 22 & 25, 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 23 & 24, 6 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Reservations: (03) 3344-5111
Access: A two-minute walk from Exit C8 of Nishi-Shinjuku Station or a 10-minute walk from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station.
Royal Park Hotel
Toward New Year's
After Dec. 26, Japan begins to get ready for the end of the old year and the beginning of a new one. At the Royal Park Hotel, four restaurants will offer special menus for the yearend, and to make the moment memorable as you welcome in the new year, there will be a countdown party at the Royal Hall.
Yearend Thanks Week Menu
From Dec. 26 to Dec. 30, French restaurant Palazzo, Teppanyaki Sumida, Japanese cuisine Genjikoh and Chinese cuisine K-ka-en will each offer special course menus to thank customers for their support throughout 2007.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Price: From ¥10,500 to ¥16,800
Countdown Party 2008
On New Year's Eve, the hotel will be holding a dance party that will remind you of the disco years. So dust off the flares and dig out those platform shoes that you always knew would come back into fashion. An oldies cover band, "Scar Face Project," will be rocking the house with R&B and disco classics, including songs from the Eagles, Deep Purple, and Earth, Wind & Fire, and professional dancers will help to keep the temperature of this disco inferno rising to midnight. Before the party starts, you can enjoy a buffet between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. For those who wish to visit a temple after the party, there will be a bus going to Senso-ji Temple.
Royal Park Hotel
Reservations: (03) 3667-1111
Access: A five-minute walk from Ningyo-cho Station on the Asakusa Subway Line, and there is a direct link between the hotel and Suitengu-mae Station on the Hanzomon Subway Line.