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Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
Halloween at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo
This year, the Grand Hyatt Tokyo is once again offering luxury Halloween treats at its shops and restaurants.
Halloween snacks can be purchased at the Fiorentina Pastry Boutique, while a special Halloween dinner can be enjoyed at The Oak Door, where illuminated jack-o'-lanterns take the place of candles on the tables.
The pastry boutique is selling Halloween treats from Oct. 15 through Nov. 30. Items include its popular pumpkin chocolate jack-o'-lanterns filled with chocolates by Italian confectioner Caffarel (¥3,500) and cookies in various shapes such as bats (¥500). Also available now are seasonal pumpkin tarts (¥580) and zucca (pumpkin in Italian) pudding (¥900).
From 6 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 30 and 31, The Oak Door steakhouse arranges an exclusive Halloween meal (¥8,500) that will include pumpkin gnocchi, cream of mushroom soup, a choice of Australian tenderloin steak or grilled chicken, and pumpkin tart with pumpkin ice cream.
All prices include tax. An additional 10 percent service charge will apply at The Oak Door.
The Grand Hyatt Hotel is about a 3-minute walk from Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya and Toei Oedo lines. For more information, visit www.restaurants.tokyo.grand.hyatt.com.
Night views of Tokyo at Keio Plaza
The Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo in the Shinjuku area is offering a special seasonal accommodation plan to enjoy autumn nights in one of the hotel's luxury rooms, through Nov. 30.
The rooms prepared for this plan are the Plaza Premier rooms from the 35th to the 41st floor to allow guests to enjoy splendid night views of Tokyo.
The rooms are usually available from ¥58,150. However, the plan offers them at ¥14,000 per person for double occupancy, including a room service of breakfast (can be changed to breakfast at a restaurant), taxes and a service charge.
As for other features, guests can enjoy video on demand for free on the 32-inch TV, sample some of the hotel's original chocolates and use toiletries made by L'Occitane of France. Also, guests are allowed late checkout at 12 p.m., use of the Plaza Premier check in and check out counter.
The Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo is a 5-minute walk from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station. For more information or to make reservations, call (03) 5322-8000 or visit www.keioplaza.com.
Private, panoramic views over Tsukiji
The Hotel New Hankyu Tokyo in the Tsukiji district is offering a special dining plan to support businessmen at Kazan, its private dining room with panoramic views of Tokyo.
The Dandy Plan was designed by male staff at the hotel for male guests to enjoy dinnertime with a group while taking in the night views from the 32nd floor of the hotel.
The plan includes 90 minutes of all-you-can-drink alcohol or soft drinks for ¥2,500 per person with a snack plate and an appetizer plate. For ¥4,000 per person, the same plan will include salad, fried chicken, diced steak and mixed pizza, among other dishes.
A 52-inch TV can also be used without charge for the duration of the plan.
The prices include tax, a service and a room charge.
The plan is available from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for at least four people (groups including women are acceptable) and reservations are required at least two days in advance.
The Hotel New Hankyu Tokyo is a 5-minute walk from Tsukiji Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line or a 7-minute walk from Shintomicho Station on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line. For more information or to make reservations, call (03) 5550-5777 or visit www.newhankyu.co.jp/tokyo-j