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Friday, April 29, 2011
HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
Golden Week plan at New Otani Tokyo
Through May 7, the Hotel New Otani Tokyo offers a Golden Week special accommodation plan.
The Green Comfort Stay plan is available for quality, standard or deluxe rooms. Prices range from ¥15,000 to ¥31,000 per person.
The deal includes complimentary daily breakfast (room service also available if preferred) at the Nadaman, Satsuki or Garden Lounge eateries in the hotel. The breakfast can be exchanged for lunch.
Also, on May 1, 3, 4 and 5, for an additional ¥3,000, guests can switch breakfast to brunch at the international cuisine restaurant Trader Vic's, which will be hosting authentic hula dance performances.
The price includes tax and service charge. Also, 10 percent of the cost of the plan will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society to help the areas devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is a 3-minute walk from Nagatacho or Akasaka-Mitsuke stations. For more details, call (03) 3238-0028, or visit www.newotani.co.jp/tokyo.
Special family fun and feasting event
The Hotel East 21 Tokyo, part of the Okura Hotels and Resorts group, will offer a special Golden Week Family Buffet in the East 21 Hall on the first floor on May 4 and 5, the second time it is holding such an event.
In addition to the special buffet prepared by the hotel's top chefs, a balloon art performance and a look-alike show are prepared for children's enjoyment.
Also, on a first-come, first-served basis, children can participate in workshops to experience the feeling of being a chef or bartender by decorating a cake or making a nonalcoholic cocktail.
With reservations, the price of the buffet is ¥6,000 for adults and ¥2,500 for children ages 4-12. Without, the fee is ¥6,500 for adults and ¥3,000 for children ages 4-12. The price includes a nonalcoholic drink bar, tax and service charge.
The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with doors open from 4:30 p.m.
A part of the proceeds will be donated to victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami through the Japanese Red Cross Society.
The Hotel East 21 Tokyo is a 7-minute walk from Toyocho Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line. For more information or to make a reservation, call (03) 5683-5731.
Packing a lunch for a city picnic
The Park Hyatt Tokyo is providing a special Park-To-Go lunch box at its Delicatessen shop through May 8.
As its name suggests, the lunch box is suitable for outdoor dining such as a picnic during Golden Week.
Packed in a stay-cool bag is a range of fresh dishes of the day, such as grilled focaccia with raw ham and mozzarella, frittata, Cobb salad and seasonal fruit. Also, a 200-mililiter bottle of Champagne from renowned maker Gosset and a 500-mililiter bottle of water are included in the lunch box.
The price is ¥2,600 including tax.
The Park Hyatt Tokyo is a 12-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station, or an 8-minute walk from Tochomae Station on the Toei Oedo Line. For further information, call (03) 5322-1234, or visit www.parkhyatttokyo.com.
Pamper your nails before teatime
From Mother's Day, May 8, until Aug. 31, the Hilton Osaka will offer a nail care and afternoon tea package.
At the nail salon Naila West, which is adjacent to the hotel, guests can enjoy a luxurious 45-minute nail treatment and coloring service, including hand massage.
For afternoon tea following the nail course, guests can have sparkling wine at the hotel's lobby lounge, The In Place.
The afternoon tea buffet offers 25 dishes, including panini, coleslaw and fruit parfaits, with coffee and tea.
The package is available at ¥8,500 per person, including tax and service charge.
The Hilton Osaka is a 2-minute walk from Osaka Station. For more information and to make a reservation, call (06) 6347-0310.