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Friday, Aug. 17, 2012
HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
Indoor pool accommodation plan in Yokohama; outdoor terrace sushi dining; Champagne happy hour for ladies
Summer Breeze plan in Yokohama
This year, the Pan Pacific Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu marks the 15th anniversary of its opening and is offering a special summer accommodation plan called Summer Breeze, through Sept. 30.
The one-night accommodation plan includes various summery features: free one-time access to the hotel's indoor pool offering splendid views of the Yokohama seaside, Hawaiian bath and shower gels in the complimentary amenity kit, a breakfast buffet at the hotel's Cafe Tosca restaurant, which offers bread from French bakery Maison Kayser, and late checkout at noon.
The pool is available only to those aged 18 and older.
The plan is available from ¥10,500 per person, including tax and a service charge.
The Pan Pacific Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu is a 1-minute walk from Minatomirai Station (Minatomirai Line) or a 10-minute walk from Sakuragicho Station (JR and Yokohama Municipal Subway). For more information or reservations, call (045) 682-2222 or visit pphy.co.jp.
Dine on sushi in the open Tokyo air
In celebrating its ninth anniversary, the Grand Hyatt Tokyo in the Roppongi area has opened an outside terrace dining area at its sushi restaurant, Roku Roku, located on the sixth floor.
The hotel says that this feature makes it the first luxury hotel in Tokyo to have a sushi restaurant with outdoor terrace seating, a reminiscence of the Edo Period when sushi was served at outdoor food stalls.
The terrace seating area will offer sushi and Japanese dishes encompassing contemporary flair, with seasonal cuisine such as lobster Caesar salad, sake lees dip with vegetables and special terrace futomaki (thick sushi rolls). Lightly grilled dishes are also available a la carte from ¥800.
As an opening promotion for August, a bottle of premium Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne, usually ¥55,000, will be available for ¥20,000 to guests who book a seat in the terrace area. Also, guests who are dressed in yukata (informal cotton kimono) will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne and a sparkler, a summertime tradition.
The Grand Hyatt Tokyo 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.
Ladies-only Champagne happy hour
To offer women a relaxing evening, the ANA InterContinental Tokyo is offering a new ladies-only happy hour plan called Ladies Champagne Social, at the hotel's Champagne Bar through Nov. 30.
From 5-9 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, ladies can enjoy bottomless beverages, including two kinds of Champagne and nine Champagne cocktails, as well as sparkling wine, red and white wines and draft beer.
The plan includes a choice of two amuse-bouches out of 10, such as salmon marinade, vegetable quiche, and chicken and mushroom cream stew. Additional food items can be added at ¥550 per item.
The plan is available at ¥3,950 per person, including tax and a service charge. You must arrive by 7 p.m. to qualify for the plan.
The ANA InterContinental Tokyo is a 5-minute walk from Tameike-Sanno Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza and Nanboku lines. For more information or reservations, call (03) 3505-1185 or visit www.anaintercontinental-tokyo.jp.