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Relaxing chocolate massage

The Hotel New Otani will introduce a new “Chocolate Time” accommodation plan for women.

From Jan. 16 to Feb. 15, the plan offers guests a relaxing time through esthetic massage using chocolate (60 or 90 minutes), one night stay at the hotel, a cake set — created by the New Otani’s skilled pastry chefs — or one drink at the bar lounge and breakfast. Massaging with chocolate helps moisturize and tone the skin.

After the massage, guests can enjoy the luxury of staying in the hotel for the night rather than going home. For breakfast, guests can choose to have breakfast from either room service or in the restaurant. As a bonus, the plan includes extending check-out until 2 p.m. and the breakfast can be changed to lunch.

The price for this plan varies depending on room type.

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is three minutes from Nagatacho or Akasaka-Mitsuke stations. For more details, call 0120-112-211, or visit www.newotani.co.jp/tokyo/fitness/plan/ladies/stay .

Waffle Wednesday comes to Tokyo

Sarabeth’s is offering a delicious way to get through the week with the American tradition of Waffle Wednesday. On Wednesdays through Feb. 11 (and on Valentine’s Day), Sarabeth’s will feature “Chocoholic” waffles in honor of Valentine’s Day. The eatery will serve soft waffles made with chocolate chips and cacao powder in the waffle batter, served with whipped cream, raspberries, bananas and chocolate fudge sauce that has a hint of red wine. Chocoholic waffles are available for ¥1,450 (tax included) and will be offered at the Lumine Shinjuku, Shinagawa, and Daikanyama locations.

Sarabeth’s has been referred to “The Breakfast Queen of New York” for its rich and healthy breakfasts. The restaurant was also chosen by Zagat as the top dessert restaurant in New York.

For more information or reservations, visit www.sarabethsrestaurants.jp .

Renowned chef at Imperial Hotel

The Imperial Hotel is holding Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris Week from Jan, 19 to 25. Inviting Laurent Andre, the executive chef of Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris, La Brasserie, the restaurant representing the Imperial Hotel is preparing a unique French menu for guests. Raffles has won recognition as being one of the best hotels in Paris, and La Cuisine, Raffles iconic restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star.

Lunch will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with courses available for ¥6,200, ¥8,300 and ¥10,500. A dinner course is available from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and is available for ¥10,500 and ¥13,500.

During Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris Week, On Jan. 22, an original dinner course by executive chef Andre is available for ¥25,000 (food and wine included). Space is limited to 70 people and reservations are necessary. Prices include tax, but not service charge.

The Imperial Hotel Tokyo is three minutes from Hibiya and Uchisaiwaicho stations, or five minutes from Ginza and Yurakucho stations. For more information and reservations, call 03-3539-8073.

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