Swissôtel’s Olympic viewing

Swissôtel Nankai Osaka’s new sports bar, Nambar 10, which opened in October, will turn its attention to the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, through Feb. 23.

The bar, which opened last year in conjunction with the hotel’s 10th anniversary, is poised to experience its inaugural Olympics.

To share the excitement of the Olympics, the bar will offer live broadcasts focusing on events that Japan is competing in. Other key events, including the men’s ice hockey final, will also be shown live.

Additionally, two winter-themed cocktails will be on offer. One is a fruit-based cocktail featuring a glass rimmed with white chocolate, while the other is a nonalcoholic beverage. Each drink will come garnished with a cute snowman holding a Japanese flag. The cocktails are available for ¥1,800 each, excluding tax and service charge.

Swissôtel Nankai Osaka is directly above Namba Station (various lines). For more information and reservations, call 06-6646-5126 or visit www.swissotel-osaka.co.jp.

Conrad Tokyo Valentine’s party

The Conrad Tokyo in Shiodome will cater to women this Valentine’s Day, hosting a “Who Needs Men?” party on Feb. 14 in the hotel lounge.

The hotel’s lounge, TwentyEight, is on the 28th floor and is highly regarded for its modern take on afternoon tea.

For the party, pastry chef Momoko Machida will prepare a variety of chocolate goodies and other morsels using seasonal fruit, including strawberries.

For this unique tea service, customers can enjoy all-you-can-drink champagne and four kinds of cocktails with a splendid night view of Tokyo.

Admission is ¥7,000 per person, and the party runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Conrad Tokyo is hosting many other Valentine’s Day events throughout the hotel, including a Valentine’s Day dinner and special spa offers.

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

Ritz-Carlton opens in Kyoto

The Ritz-Carlton opens its newest Japanese entity in Kyoto on Feb. 7.

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto enjoys a strategic location as an urban resort on the Kamogawa River, close to Kyoto’s popular downtown attractions, including Gion and Kawaramachi-dori. The hotel’s 134 well-appointed guest rooms offer views of the river and the Higashiyama Mountains.

In cooperation with renowned Japanese design boutiques such as Spin Studio, the hotel has fused modernity with the traditions and cultural aesthetic of Kyoto, while incorporating the traditional Meiji house and courtyard within the architectural structure of the building.

The hotel is also proud to be working with the world-famous and award-winning patisserie Pierre Herme Paris. Pierre Herme will bring his popular creations and his work will be showcased throughout the hotel, including in restaurants, meetings, weddings and banquets.

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto is three minute’s walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station (Tozai Line) or six minute’s walk from Sanjo Station (Keihan Line). For more information, call 075-746-5555 or visit www.ritzcarlton-kyoto.jp.

In line with COVID-19 guidelines, the government is strongly requesting that residents and visitors exercise caution if they choose to visit bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.

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