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Flavors of Italy at New Otani Tokyo

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is offering a special Italian fair featuring seasonal fall flavors at its Western buffet-style restaurant, Top of the Tower, through Nov. 30.

A range of authentic Italian dishes will be available, along with desserts, coffee and tea.

The menu comprises many local dishes from throughout Italy, showcasing the difference in flavors and ingredients used in the north and south of the country due to the geography and weather. For instance, tomatoes and seafood are used in southern Italian dishes such as aqua pazza (poached fish) and caprese (sliced tomatoes and mozzarella), while meat and cheese are used for northern Italian dishes such as lasagna and suppli (fried rice ball filled with cheese).

The lunch buffet, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., costs ¥5,040 per person (¥3,150 per child ages 4 to 12), and the dinner buffet, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., costs ¥7,875 (¥4,725 per child). The prices include tax and a service charge.

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is a 3-minute walk from Nagatacho or Akasaka-Mitsuke stations. For more information or reservations, call (03) 3238-0023, or visit www.newotani.co.jp/tokyo.

Unlimited beer with appetizers

The Hyatt Regency Tokyo’s popular Autumn Casual Beer Plan is back at its restaurant, Caffe, through Nov. 30.

One of the hotel’s seasonal features, the two-hour plan offers all-you-can-drink draft beers with three side dishes. The draft beer selection includes Guinness, Kirin Heartland and Kirin Ichiban Shibori. You can also drink other beverages, such as wine and whisky, to your heart’s content. The dishes include Iberico pork spareribs, mussels steamed with white wine and a baguette with three kinds of dips.

The plan is available for two guests or more, at ¥5,000 per person, from 4 to 9:30 p.m. The price includes tax and a service charge.

The Hyatt Regency Tokyo is connected to Tochomae Station on the Toei Oedo Line, a 4-minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line and a 9-minute walk from Shinjuku Station. For more information, call (03) 3348-1234.

Stay in Yokohama, support Tohoku

The Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel and Towers has been offering the Origami Stay Plan, among other special accommodation plans, through Nov. 30 to support the victims and regions affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.

As a part of the hotel’s support initiative Project Love’s, which runs until the end of 2013, it will donate ¥600 to the Japanese Red Cross Society per night and per room reserved through the special plan.

Also, customers will receive five pieces of origami paper with which to make paper cranes and a free in-room high-speed Internet connection. The paper cranes made by guests will be displayed in the hotel’s lobby.

The plan is available at ¥6,800-16,200 per person, per night, depending on the type of room and date of stay. The prices include tax and a service charge.

The Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel and Towers is a 1-minute walk from the West Exit of Yokohama Station. For further information or reservations, call (045) 411-1111 or visit www.yokohamabay-sheraton.co.jp.