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Friday, Aug. 20, 2010

HOTELS & RESTAURANTS

Detoxify amid views of Tokyo Bay

The Conrad Tokyo hotel has a new accommodation plan. Conrad Fasting — Reset Yourself, created under the direction of skin care professionals, that comes with a program to cleanse the body with a special diet.

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In the two-night stay package, five specially prepared macrobiotic meals are provided. The dinner on both nights will be room service of sweet vegetable soup. The second day's breakfast is fresh organic fruit juice, followed by green vegetable juice for lunch. The program finishes on the morning of the third day with a recovery meal: boiled vegetables and rice porridge.

During the stay, guests will also engage in light exercises, such as walking in the pool or stretching at the gym at the hotel's Mizuki Spa & Fitness facility. Counseling and spa treatments are optionally available at additional cost.

The hotel rooms offer a comfortable setting with panoramic views of Hamarikyu Gardens and Tokyo Bay to help guests reset and recharge. Complimentary herbal tea and on-demand movies are also available in the room.

Prices start from ¥62,000 per person for single occupancy, and ¥43,500 per person for double occupancy.

The plan is available through March 31, 2011.

The Conrad Tokyo hotel is in the Tokyo Shiodome Building, a one-minute walk from Shiodome Station or a seven-minute walk from Shinbashi Station. For more details or reservations, call (03) 6388-8000.

A feast to beat the summer heat

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The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is holfing a special buffet featuring seasonal spices and herbs at its Top of the Tower restaurant, which offers superb views of the city, until Sept. 17.

Among some 40 kinds of items from appetizers to desserts, the buffet showcases dishes using spices and herbs that help relieve stress and fatigue from the summer heat. In addition, at dinnertime only, smoked items such as sirloin steak, duck and sea bass, are grilled in front of diners.

The lunch buffet, available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., costs ¥5,040 for adults and ¥3,150 for children (4 to 12 years old). For dinner, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the buffet costs ¥7,875 and ¥4,725, respectively, while the buffet with an unlimited drinks plan, including sparkling wine, is available at ¥11,000. Prices include service charge.

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is a three-minute walk from Akasaka-Mitsuke and Nagatacho stations. For more information or reservations, call (03) 3238-0023.

Enjoy a 'sky-high' beer garden

The Hilton Tokyo hotel's popular summer party package, Beer Garden in the Sky, is running through Sept. 15.

The hotel's open-air terrace, tucked away on the seventh floor, provides a spectacular view of the Shinjuku skyline. Toast the summer nights while enjoying drinks in a relaxing atmosphere. The package includes all-you-can-enjoy beverages, special party platters and concierge services.

The package is available for any two hours between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. for groups of between four and 20 people, priced at ¥6,500 per person, including tax and service charge.

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 or reservations, call (03) 3344-5111.

Satiate your aching sweet tooth

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The Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers' Garden Cafe will be offering its Afternoon Snack Buffet on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., until Nov. 30.

The 30-item buffet, which offers entrees with a monthly theme, includes a wide range of sweets, fruits, sandwiches, pastas and salad.

Notable popular choices include strips of jellied kudzu starch with brown sugar syrup and mini maple pancakes.

Guests can enjoy as many glasses of juice as they like at the soft drink bar and they also have the choice to be served coffee, English tea, or French flavored tea.

The buffet costs ¥1,500 for adults, ¥900 for children of elementary school age, and ¥400 for toddlers ages 3 to 6.

The Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers is a one-minute walk from Island Center Station on the Rokko-Liner Line. For reservations and further information, call (078) 857-7011.



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