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Friday, Sept. 4, 2009


Dom Perignon lounge opens

In collaboration with Dom Perignon Japan, the Hilton Tokyo launched Japan's first Dom Perignon Lounge on Sept. 1 in the hotel's first-floor St. George's Bar.

Displaying a series of sensual works of art by world-famous fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld and Amanda Harlech, the lounge aims to reflect the world of Dom Perignon, enchanting customers visually as they enjoy the world-class champagne.

The lounge will offer Dom Perignon 2000 by the glass (¥3,900) and bottle (¥29,000) and Dom Perignon Enoteque 1995 and Dom Perignon Rose 1998 by the bottle (¥68,000 and ¥96,600).

All guests who order Dom Perignon 2000 by the bottle are eligible to become members of the Dom Perignon Club. For every five bottles ordered, members will receive a complimentary stay in a Deluxe Floor Junior Suite with a bottle of Dom Perignon 2000 from room service.

The lounge is open from 6 p.m. to midnight and till 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Hilton Tokyo is a two-minute walk from Exit C8 of Nishi-Shinjuku Station or a 10-minute walk from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station. For more information, call (03) 3344-5111.

A little drama with your lunch

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The Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo will host a lunch that includes a noh drama performance Sept. 12.

The noh luncheon is part of a promotion by Chinese restaurant Nan-en, which runs throughout September, that features the culinary favorites of ancient Chinese Empress Yang Guifei.

Yoshimasa Kanze will perform scenes from the noh play "Yang Guifei," accompanied by the music of a nohkan bamboo flute, and give a lecture on noh and its stories set in China.

After the performance and lecture, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., guests will lunch at Nan-en on delicacies enjoyed by Yang Guifei and her husband, Emperor Xuanzong, such as swallow's nest soup, shark fin, pearl powder and black goat. The lunch runs from 12:40 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is ¥18,000 per person.

The Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo is near Tocho-mae Station or a five-minute walk from the West Exit of JR Shinjuku Station. For reservations, call (03) 3344-0111.

Swinging holiday buffet

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Targeting September's five-day holiday period, the Hotel New Otani Tokyo will be serving a Platinum Jazz Night Buffet from Sept. 18 to 22.

At the Garden Lounge, which commands panoramic night views of the hotel's Japanese garden through ceiling-to-floor windows, guests can enjoy a buffet and unlimited drinks while listening to live jazz. It costs ¥7,000 for adults and ¥3,500 for children aged between 4 and 12.

More than 40 selections will be available, including roast beef carved by chefs, a salad bar and dessert. Drinks include draft beer, wine, sparkling wine and soft drinks. The buffet is ¥5,500 without drinks.

The two-hour buffet is available between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., and the jazz performances will last for 30 minutes from 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. each evening.

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is a three-minute walk from Akasaka-mitsuke Station. For reservations, call (03) 5226-0246.

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