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Celebrating 20 years; water view of Tokyo; Shangri-La catering

Celebrating 20 years

The Park Hyatt Tokyo is marking its 20th anniversary this year. To thank all its customers and celebrate this milestone year, the hotel is holding a year-long anniversary fair throughout the hotel.

At the hotel’s renowned New York Grill restaurant, chef-de-cuisine Federico Heinzmann will offer his personal menu in a dinner course called “Federico’s Style,” from April 11 to 24.

Heinzmann was appointed as the chef-de-cuisine at the New York Grill & Bar in February. Born in Argentina, he has built his culinary reputation while working at many of the hotel’s restaurants including the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires’ Gioia Restaurante & Terazzas, the Duhau Restaurante & Vinoteca and most recently at the Cornerstone restaurant at the Park Hyatt Seoul in 2012.

With his indisputable skill and deep Latin American passion, he will create delicious and exclusive dishes.

The four-course dinner will be available for ¥16,000 per person excluding tax and service charge. Heinzmann’s creations will also be available a la carte.

The Park Hyatt Tokyo is eight minute’s walk from Tochomae Station on the Oedo Line. There is also a free shuttle bus available from Shinjuku Station. For more information and reservations, call 03-5323-3458 or visit tokyo.park.hyatt.jp .

Water view of Tokyo

The Edo Period (1603-1867) was an interesting time for the country and during a time of an isolated society under one family, many unique practices were that can still be seen around the capital. The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is offering special cruises to re-live the past on April 26 and 27.

During the Edo Period, canals were maintained in every direction and were used to move supplies about. The cruises focus on these canals. Customers board boats at the Nihonbashi Pier, which is now open to the public, and enjoy views of Tokyo from a new and different perspective.

There are two options, with a tour on April 26 traveling on the Sumida, Nihonbashi and Kanda rivers, and one on April 27 taking guests on the Onagigawa River and Kita-jikken River, which runs beneath the Tokyo Skytree.

After the cruises, customers can enjoy a special lunch back in the hotel’s Japanese restaurant Kato’s Dining & Bar. The lunch features the three big “fast foods” of the Edo Period, which are soba noodles, tempura and sushi, and customers can bask in the afterglow of their “Edo cruise” while enjoying the hotel’s renowned Japanese garden.

The tours start from 9 a.m., and is available for ¥9,000 for overnight guests and ¥9,500 per person for nonguests.

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is three minute’s walk from Nagatacho or Akasaka-Mitsuke stations (various lines). For more details, call 03-3221-2857 or visit www.newotani.co.jp/tokyo .

Shangri-La catering

The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo has begun offering the catering service “Catering’s Finest by Shangri-La,” allowing customers to enjoy the hotel’s exquisite dishes and services anywhere they like.

The hotel is marking its fifth anniversary this year, and the hotel has steadily gained popularity and is regarded as one of Tokyo’s leading luxurious hotels.

In order for more customers to enjoy their service anywhere on any occasion, the hotel is pleased to offer not only their delicious dishes prepared by hotel chefs, but also cutlery and flowers.

The hotel can handle a variety of occasions to suit customer needs, including breakfast, break times during conferences, cocktail receptions and house parties.

The hotel has Japanese, French, Italian and Malaysian chefs who are ready and more than capable to take care of customers’ every need.

During work breaks, for instance, they will prepare sandwiches, chocolates and many other kinds of snacks and serve them with coffee and tea.

The hotel is certified according to ISO-14001, 18001 and 22000, proving they offer the highest-quality dishes, beverages and services.

The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo is two minute’s walk from the Nihonbashi Exit of Tokyo Station (various lines). For more information and reservations, call 03-6739-7888 or visit www.shangri-la.jp .