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Grand Hyatt party plans; Southern Tower winter stays; Conrad Tokyo wine school

Grand Hyatt party plans

December and January mark the busiest party season of the year. The Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi is offering party plans with all-you-can-drink menus at its restaurants.

Steak restaurant The Oak Door has a two-hour dinner course with a 90-minute drinks plan, through Feb. 28, that uses fresh seasonal ingredients from appetizers to dessert. Diners can enjoy the chef’s special menu at ¥12,000 per person, including tax and a service charge.

The Chinese restaurant Chinaroom is serving three types of dinner courses (¥15,000, ¥18,000 and ¥23,000 per person) with a 120-minute drinks plan, through Jan. 31. Chef Takashi Nakazato’s menus include the restaurant’s popular dim sum. The courses are available from four people to 30.

At the all-day-dining French Kitchen’s private room, guests can enjoy a buffet-style party at ¥8,000 per person, including a 110-minute drinks plan, a glass of sparkling wine and a room charge. The plan is available through Jan. 31, from 15 to 35 people.

The plans are not available between Dec. 21 and Jan. 5.

The Grand Hyatt Tokyo is about a 3-minute walk from Roppongi Station (Hibiya and Oedo lines). For more information and reservations, visit tokyo.grand.hyatt.com .

Southern Tower winter stays

For some of the best illuminations and shopping in Tokyo, Shinjuku is one of the capital’s hot spots in winter. The area’s Hotel Century Southern Tower is offering a winter accommodation plan, through

Feb. 28.

When checking in, guests can choose from three warming amenities: a blanket, an LED candle light, and a coffee mug and hand towel set.

In addition, the plan includes a breakfast buffet at the hotel’s Tribeks restaurant and a shopping coupon that can be used at the Odakyu and Takashimaya department stores in Shinjuku.

It costs from ¥16,600 for single occupancy and from ¥21,400 for double occupancy. A plan without breakfast is also available.

Prices include taxes and a service charge.

The Hotel Century Southern Tower is a 2-minute walk from Shinjuku Station (various lines). For more information, call 03-5354-2172 or visit www.southerntower.co.jp .

Conrad Tokyo wine school

The Conrad Tokyo will again hold its popular wine seminar, led by the hotel’s head sommelier Satoru Mori, starting from January.

Mori has won numerous awards and was a quarterfinalist at the 14th World Sommelier Competition in Tokyo in March. He joined the Conrad in October and this will be the first seminar taught by him.

The wine seminar offers classes for three levels: advanced, intermediate and beginner, and each level is composed of four seminars. Through the lessons, the sommelier teaches the techniques of blind tasting and pairing, and much more about oenology based on his extensive experience. In the final class, guests can enjoy wines while reviewing the classes over a special dinner at the hotel.

The advanced course will start in January, and seminars will be held Jan. 22, Feb. 5, 12 and March 12, from 7 p.m. The course is ¥38,000 per person, including all four classes and the final dinner.

The Conrad Tokyo hotel is in the Tokyo Shiodome Building, a 1-minute walk from Shiodome Station (Yurikamome and Oedo lines) or a 7-minute walk from Shimbashi Station (various lines). For more information or reservations, call 03-6388-8745.