Pink-ribbon pampering treatment
Throughout October, many iconic buildings throughout the world are illuminated in pink, and the pink-lit Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, is pleased to have some unique offers in support of the Pink Ribbon initiative to raise research funds and improve awareness of breast cancer.
The hotel’s AO Spa and Club is offering a pink-themed treatment. Using the luscious ingredients of strawberries and raspberries combined with locally sourced botanicals, to produce an exclusive oil, the treatment will gently purify and exfoliate the skin.
Customers can pamper themselves while enjoying the stunning view of the Tokyo metropolis from the 52nd floor.
The 60-minute plan, including a foot scrub and body massage, costs ¥20,000 while the 90-minute plan, including a body polish and massage, costs ¥26,000. For each treatment, ¥1,000 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Special pink cocktails are also available at the beer & burger shop BeBu on the ground floor, the Andaz tavern and the Rooftop Bar. For each cocktail sold, ¥500 will be donated to the foundation.
Prices are subject to consumption tax and a 13 percent service charge.
The Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is five minutes from Tokyo Metro Toranomon Station, or six minutes from Tokyo Metro Kamiyacho Station. Schedule is subject to change. For more information, call the AO Spa and Club at 03-6830-7735, or visit www.andaztokyo.com .
Getting into the Halloween spirit
During the month of October, the Rembrandt Hotel Atsugi in Kanagawa Prefecture is holding a Halloween fair and the hotel is providing some fun and delicious offers in celebration of the spooky day.
In the lobby, customers are welcome to guess the weight of a large pumpkin on display. Guests are welcome to lift it to get a better estimate of its weight. Those guests who are able to guess the exact weight will receive a ¥10,000 voucher, which is redeemable at the hotel’s restaurants.
At the cafe dining Palm Tree and the Trufun Chinese restaurant, seasonal buffets made using a variety of autumn ingredients are available. Customers wearing a costume can get 5 percent discount at the hotel’s other four restaurants, Bar Rembrandt or Lobby Lounge.
Children can participate in a cooking class and learn to make pumpkin roll cakes on Oct. 25. Reservations are accepted through 9 p.m. on October 23.
Throughout the fair, the hotel lobby is decorated for Halloween and the staff will be in costume to welcome customers in the spirit of the season.
The Rembrandt Hotel Atsugi is five minutes from Hon-Atsugi Station on the Odakyu Line. For more information and reservations, call 046-221-0001 or visit www.rembrandt-hotel.jp/atsugi .
Sake in the spa
Swissotel Nankai Osaka’s popular spa facility, Purovel Spa & Sport, located on the 11th floor of the hotel has launched a unique facial treatment plan using sake, through year-end.
Based on requests from foreign customers to try Japanese original offers, the treatment has been put together with the of one of the leading sake brands, Hakushika by the Tatsuuma-Honke Brewing Company in Hyogo Prefecture.
Not only as a drink, sake has also been used as a beauty aid, including as a facial lotion, for a long time in Japan, and it is well-known that sake brewers workers have beautiful, unblemished hands.
Using Hakushika’ skin care products Neo3 (neo cube), the spa offers an exclusive facial treatment to moisturize skin, in a room specially decorated for the plan.
The 60-minute treatment is available for ¥9,800 per person including tax and service charge.
A special masu, a wooden square sake cup, designed by Junko Koshino will be given as a gift.
Swissôtel Nankai Osaka is directly above Namba Station (various lines). For more information and reservations, call 06-6646-1114 or visit www.swissotel-osaka.co.jp .
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