Shima Kanko Hotel offering royal suite used by Obama at G-7 summit


How about staying in a luxurious suite occupied by U.S. President Barack Obama during the Group of Seven summit?

Shima Kanko Hotel in the city of Shima, Mie Prefecture, the venue for this year’s summit of the seven major industrialized countries, will launch special plans Tuesday to let guests stay in rooms used by Obama and other world leaders at prices starting at ¥500,000 per night for two people with dinner and breakfast.

For the ¥500,000 premium plan, guests can stay in the same 96-sq.-meter Royal Suite on the sixth floor of Shima Kanko Hotel The Classic that Obama used May 26 and 27, according to the hotel, which is situated on the island of Kashikojima.

Guests can eat a dinner based on the dishes served to the G-7 leaders at a round table actually used during the summit.

Butlers will serve guests during their stay at the hotel. Included will be arrangements for guests to visit Ise Shrine, which was visited by the G-7 leaders, and other sightseeing spots, as well as special activities such as cruising around Kashikojima.

The special plans will be available until the end of March 2017.

The hotel is also offering dining-only plans.

A plan that does not include sitting at the G-7 round table will serve the same dinner as the premium plan for ¥38,000 per person.