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Skin-care spa treatment plan; Shot in the arm for tequila bar; Christmas at The Westin Tokyo

Skin-care spa treatment plan

As temperatures drop, the air is getting drier, and fall and winter can be harsh seasons for skin recovering from the summer sun. In response to this, the Hyatt Regency Tokyo in Shinjuku is offering a spa treatment package featuring the French luxury skin-care line Biologique Recherche.

The package is part of the French Touch 2013 promotion that offers various plans featuring French cuisine and culture throughout the hotel.

The 120-minute spa package includes body and facial treatments.

Before the treatment, customers will be given a special skin diagnosis and therapists will choose suitable care products for each individual. The package includes complimentary use of the hotel’s fitness facilities as well as a spa meal.

It is available only for women and costs ¥43,000, including tax. From December, a Christmas spa plan will also be offered.

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

Celebratory shots at Tokyo tequila bar

Located in the middle of Roppongi, one of the most cosmopolitan areas in Tokyo, the Agave tequila and cigar bar will mark its 15th anniversary Nov. 2.

In celebration of the anniversary, the bar will hold a party on the day. Along with its diverse selection of cocktails and tequilas, it will open a custom-made barrel of tequila shipped from Mexico especially for the event. There will also be live music performances.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the first 100 guests will receive a special Agave T-shirt. Admission is ¥5,000 per person with an all-you-can-drink plan.

The bar offers more than 300 kinds of tequila and 28 kinds of cigars from Dominica and Cuba.

Agave is open from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (last orders 1:30 a.m.) from Monday to Thursday, and opens until 4 a.m. (last orders 3:30 a.m.) on Friday and Saturday. It is closed on Sunday and holiday Mondays.

Agave is a 2-minute walk from Exit 2 of Roppongi Station (Oedo and Hibiya lines). For more information and reservations, call 03-3497-0229 or visit www.agave.jp .

Christmas at The Westin Tokyo

The Westin Tokyo in Yebisu Garden Place is launching its hotel-wide Christmas promotion, which runs through Dec. 25.

For the holiday season, the hotel has prepared 10 kinds of Christmas cakes, produced by the hotel’s executive pastry chef Kazuo Suzuki, including six new ones. The cakes are available at its Westin Deli shop.

The largest, the Train (24 cm × 31 cm, ¥22,500), is a unique decorative shortcake with lots of strawberries and chocolate ornaments on top in the design of a Christmas wonderland. A special crumble (¥4,600) will be offered in a pot so customers can cook it in a microwave at home, and top it with the berries and sour cream that come with it.

Orders must be made by 6 p.m. on Dec. 18, and can be picked up between Dec. 20 and 25 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. only at the shop.

The hotel is also offering restaurant, spa and accommodation Christmas plans. From 6 p.m. on Nov. 1, the Christmas lighting ceremony will be held in the hotel’s lobby.

The Westin Tokyo is in Yebisu Garden Place, a 7-minute walk from Ebisu Station (Yamanote, Saikyo, Shonan-Shinjuku and Hibiya lines). For more information or preorders, call 03-5423-7778 or visit www.westin-tokyo.co.jp .