Gatsby-inspired cocktail at Swissôtel
Timed with the release of the film “The Great Gatsby” in Japan, the Swissôtel Nankai Osaka is offering a special cocktail, through July 14.
The hotel is Japan’s only member of the Fairmont Raffles Hotels International group, whose affiliate The Plaza in New York served as a setting for “The Great Gatsby” and is the official partner hotel for the new film.
Inspired by the decadent life of the title character played by Leonardo DiCaprio, the special drink called Party Time is a lemon-tea-based Champagne cocktail made with Moët & Chandon, another official partner of the film.
The cocktail is available at the hotel’s Sh’un restaurant and the Lounge at ¥1,900, including tax but subject to a service charge.
Customers showing a receipt from Sh’un or The Lounge at the box office of Namba Parks Cinema can get a ¥200 discount on a ¥1,800 ticket for “The Great Gatsby,” while those showing the stub from the film can get a 5 percent discount on the cocktail.
The Swissôtel Nankai Osaka is located above Nankai Namba Station. For more information or reservations, visit www.swissotel.com/hotels/nankai-osaka .
Grand Hyatt Fukuoka’s summer bar
Through Aug. 31, the Grand Hyatt Fukuoka in Canal City Hakata is operating a special standing bar called Aperitivo at its lounge Bar Fizz.
Located in the center of the hotel’s atrium, surrounded by glass and water features, Bar Fizz offers a variety of cocktails and wines. For the summer season, the Aperitivo cash bar serves selected sparkling cocktails, wine and beer with light food.
Drinks are available from ¥700 and food starts from ¥500. Aperitivo opens from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from noon to 8 p.m. on weekends and holidays. It will be closed from Aug. 10 to 15.
The Grand Hyatt Fukuoka is connected to Canal City Hakata, a 10-minute walk from JR Hakata Station and a 15-minute walk from Nishitetsu Fukuoka Tenjin Station. For more information, call 092-282-2803 or visit www.grandhyattfukuoka.com .
Royal Park anniversary Spanish fair
As a part of the celebrations ahead of its 25th anniversary next year, the Royal Park Hotel in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo is holding the Spanish Food & Wine Fair 2013 at its Symphony restaurant, through the end of this month.
Sponsored by the Embassy of Spain in cooperation with the National Tourist Office of Spain and All Nippon Airways, the fair is also being held on the occasion of the 400th year of Japanese-Spanish relations.
At the fair, customers can enjoy authentic Spanish cuisine in buffet style prepared by two invited chefs from renowned restaurants in Spain, Oscar Ballesteros Fabregues and Eduardo de la Vega Duque. A variety of Spanish wines will also be available.
The buffet dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for ¥5,250 per person (¥3,150 per child and ¥4,725 per senior aged 65 and over) on weekdays. Guests arriving after 7:30 p.m. on weekdays will receive a discount price of ¥4,200 per person (¥2,625 and ¥3,675). On weekends, the price is ¥6,300 (¥3,675 and ¥5,250). All prices include tax and a service charge.
The Royal Park Hotel is directly connected to Suitengumae Station (Hanzomon Line). For more information and reservations, call 03-3667-1111 or visit www.rph.co.jp .