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Thanksgiving Day at Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is celebrating Thanksgiving Day by offering special holiday menus at the hotel’s international cuisine restaurant, ekki Bar & Grill, on Nov. 23 and 24.

A chef from the U.S. will showcase full-blown, authentic Thanksgiving meals using his secret family recipes. The meals feature whole roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and more. Guests can enjoy a range of seasonal dishes from the fall harvest.

A lunch menu, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., will cost ¥3,900 per person, and a dinner menu, from 5:30 to 10 p.m., will cost ¥6,800 per person, including tax and subject to a 10 percent service charge.

The Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is a 3-minute walk from the Yaesu South Exit of Tokyo Station or from Kyobashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line. For more information or to make a reservation, call (03) 5222-5810 or email ekkigro.mar@fourseasons.com.

Try Star Chef meals on the ground

The Swissotel Nankai Osaka has been teaming up with German airline Lufthansa for the last two years in the carrier’s acclaimed Star Chef program for passengers on select flights. The hotel is offering some of the specially produced meals at its Japanese restaurant, meals usually served only to passengers on Lufthansa flights from Kansai International Airport to Frankfurt airport.

The Star Chef is Lufthansa’s in-flight meal project that works with top chefs from around the world to create delicacies for their first- and business-class passengers.

The new menus created by the hotel’s culinary team are offered at the hotel’s Japanese restaurant, Hana-Goyomi, and guests will be able to experience the top-quality menu without having to board a flight.

The menu will be changed periodically. From now through Feb. 29, a range of seasonal Japanese dishes such as scallops and shiitake, and snow crab sushi will be offered.

The menu is available at lunchtime from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and at dinnertime from 6 to 9 p.m. at ¥8,400 per person including tax.

The Swissotel Nankai Osaka is located above Nankai Namba Station. For more information or to make a reservation, call (06) 6646-5125 or visit www.swissotel-osaka.co.jp.

Free Poinsettia cocktail stay plan

The InterContinental Yokohama Grand celebrates the coming of the Christmas holidays with the representative flower of the season, the poinsettia. Through Dec. 21, the hotel offers a special accommodation plan that comes with a free glass per guest of a cocktail called Poinsettia, made with rum, liqueurs such as cassis, and cranberry and grapefruit juices.

Guests can enjoy the red sweet and sour cocktail at either the hotel’s music lounge, Starboard, or the lounge and bar, Marine Blue.

Also, the plan allows guests to enjoy a late check out at noon (usually 11 a.m.), subject to availability.

For women-only groups, a special bath salt will be prepared in the room if requested at the time of making the reservation.

The plan is available from ¥17,000 per room for double occupancy, including tax and a service charge.

The InterContinental Yokohama Grand is a 2-minute walk from Minatomirai Station on the Minatomirai Line. For more information or to make a reservation, call (045) 223-2323 or visit www.interconti.co.jp/yokohama.