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Renewed rooms at InterContinental Tokyo Bay; complete tasks, stay at Hilton Shinjuku for free; special French Courses at Park Hyatt

InterContinental Tokyo Bay renewal

The InterContinental Tokyo Bay Hotel in the waterfront area of the capital has renovated its executive levels, from the 18th to 24th floors, and opened these new rooms in April to offer more exclusive services to its customers.

The rooms are installed with high-quality beds with premium bedclothes to let customers enjoy a good night’s sleep. The design and style of each room has also been renovated.

The 20th to 24th floors of the hotel are the Club InterContinental Floors that cater to customers with “first-class” services. Special security systems are installed on the 21st and 22nd floors, and the suites and deluxe rooms on the 23rd and 24th floors have additional special features. Also, customers can enjoy breakfast and dinner at the expanded lounge exclusively for guests staying on those floors.

The 18th to 19th floors of the hotel are the Executive Floors and offer what the hotel calls “business class” services. Customers can check-in and out at a special counter, use a meeting room and enjoy breakfast.

The InterContinental Tokyo Bay Hotel is adjacent to Takeshiba Station on the Yurikamome Line or an 8-minute walk from JR Hamamatsucho Station. For more information, call (03) 5404-3956.

Complete 50 missions, stay for free

This year, the Hilton Tokyo in the Shinjuku district of the capital marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the hotel chain in Japan. In celebration of the long accomplishment as the first foreign hotel operator in Japan, since 1963, the hotel is offering some special anniversary plans.

One of the special accommodation plans is called Golden Mission, which is offered through March 31, 2014. Through the plan, customers will attempt to complete missions offered by the hotel through the use of Facebook.

At check-in, customers receive 50 missions to clear through the stay, and if customers complete all the missions, the bill for the accommodation and meals will be free.

The missions will vary from easy to complicated, such as to upload a picture and their impression of French toast at the Marble Lounge or upload a picture of a night view from the room.

The Hilton Tokyo is a 2-minute walk from Exit C8 of Nishi-Shinjuku Station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line) or a 10-minute walk from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station (various lines). For more information or reservations, visit www.hiltononline.jp/50 .

Choose from two French courses

From May 8-11, in cooperation with Air France, the Park Hyatt Tokyo will welcome guest chef Eric Trochon from Paris and offer special dinner courses at the hotel’s French restaurant Girandole on the 41st floor.

Trochon is a member of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (Best Craftsmen of France) and teaches at the Ferrandi, a cooking school in Paris, while working as a food consultant as well as food stylist.

The special dinner features the taste of the Saint-Germain des Prés area, where there is a newly opened restaurant called Semilla whose menu Trochon supervises. He will prepare two courses called Traditional and Modern. With his exquisite skills and unique sense, he will offer authentic dishes such as sautéed foie gras and warm artichoke broth for Modern.

Both courses are available from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at ¥7,000 per person including a glass of wine and tax, but subject to a service charge. An à la carte menu is also available.

The Park Hyatt Tokyo is a 12-minute walk from Shinjuku Station and an 8-minute walk from Tochomae Station on the Toei Oedo Line. For more information and reservations, call (03) 5323-3459 or visit www.tokyo.park.hyatt.com .