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Friday, Oct. 15, 2010

HOTELS & RESTAURANTS

Win a trip during Hilton's Hawaii fair

In commemoration of the first direct flight on Hawaiian Airlines between Honolulu and Haneda Airport in Tokyo, a special "Fly Me to Hawaii" promotion will be held from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7 at the Marble Lounge restaurant in the Hilton Tokyo.

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The fair will offer an authentic Hawaiian buffet, music, hula dance performances and a prize draw.

Guests can enjoy the buffet for lunch, brunch or dessert. The Hawaiian cuisine, specially created by Charles Charbonneau, executive chef of Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii's Big Island, includes such delicacies as soy sauce-glazed Parker Ranch short ribs, steamed mahi-mahi in banana leaf and coconut sauce, huli-huli chicken and Kona lobster with vegetable tempura. The dessert counter will feature the chef's island specialties, including chocolate coconut cream pie, Hawaiian vanilla flan and pineapple tapioca.

The lunch buffet (11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday) costs ¥4,500 (¥2,400 per child); the brunch buffet (11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays and holidays) costs ¥5,950 (¥3,200 per child); and the dessert buffet (2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., every day) costs ¥3,950 (¥2,750 per child).

On weekends and national holidays, Hawaiian DJ Vance K's band, Vance K Band, plays live music hula dancers perform during the buffet. The shows will be held for 30 minutes, from noon, 1 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Prizes for the draw include two trips for two to Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines with stays at the Hilton Grand Vacations Suites at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, Hilton Waikoloa Village on the island of Hawaii or Grand Wailea on Maui, as well as Hawaiian products. The direct flight starts from Nov. 17.

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.

See and taste fall at New Otani

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The Garden Lounge restaurant at the Hotel New Otani Tokyo is offering the autumn version of its "sandwich and sweets" buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays and until 2:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays, through Nov. 23.

Celebrating the flavors of the fall harvest season, the buffet offers dishes featuring seasonal ingredients such as chestnuts and pumpkins, in addition to popular regular items. Burdock salad tortillas, pumpkin soy milk gratin, chestnut chiffon cakes, marron rolls and grape jelly are just some of the many dishes offered.

The lounge commands a spectacular panoramic view of the hotel's Japanese garden. Diners can enjoy watching the crimson autumn leaves in the garden, usually in November, while they dine or when they take a stroll through the garden's paths afterward. The course costs ¥3,300 for adults and ¥1,900 for children (ages 4 to 12).

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is a three-minute walk from Akasaka-Mitsuke or Nagatacho station on the Tokyo Metro subway lines. For more information or reservations, call (03) 5226-0246.

Renewal anniversary at Porto

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On Oct. 16, the Tokyo Prince Hotel's Restaurant Porto celebrates its first anniversary since reopening after renovations, offering a special thanks menu for its dinner buffet guests from Oct. 16 to 31.

In addition to Western, Chinese and Japanese cuisine, and 60 kinds of original autumn dishes including desserts, the thanks buffet will feature foie gras, lobster and a special dessert created by the pastry chef.

The buffet, limited to two hours, is available between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (last order 9 p.m.) and costs ¥4,400 per adult, ¥2,600 per child (ages 4 to 12) and ¥3,400 for those 65 or older. Discounts are available if reservations are made online: www.princehotels.co.jp/tokyo/

The Tokyo Prince Hotel is a one-minute walk from Onarimon Station on the Toei Mita Line or a seven-minute from Daimon or Akabanebashi Station on the Toei Subway lines. For more information or to make a reservation, call (03) 3432-1141.



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