Chocolate delight at Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency Tokyo will hold the “Camprini Sweets Fair” from Jan. 26 to Mar. 31, inviting French chocolatier Christian Camprini, who holds the title of a M.O.F (Best Craftsmen of France). Combining traditional techniques with modern style, Camprini’s artistic desserts made with citrus fruit recall the fresh scents of the Mediterranean Sea. The fair features the “Camprini Sweets Set,” comprised of three dishes produced by Camprini and Hirokazu Sato, himself a master pastry chef. The set will be served at the Caffe restaurant on the second floor from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last order) for 3,564 (including tax and service charge) per person. From Jan. 29 to Jan. 31, Camprini will welcome guests to Caffe. Sweets are also available in the lobby’s Pastry Shop.

The Hyatt Regency Tokyo is one minute from Tochomae Station (Oedo Line), four minutes from Nishi-Shinjuku Station (Marunouchi Line) and nine minutes from Shinjuku Station. For more information, call 03-3348-1234.

Ritz-Carlton offers berry good buffet

The Ritz-Carlton Osaka is offering a Strawberry buffet at its Italian restaurant Splendido through March.

Guests will enjoy eating their fill of strawberries at the buffet, which boasts 50 strawberry items, from standard favorites such as roll cakes, tarts and mousses to made-to-order pancakes and crepes, as well as a chocolate fountain, which is popular among families with children. In addition to various sweets, the buffet also serves risotto, pizza, and sandwiches using strawberries, which are not only for used for desserts, but also in as a seasonal ingredient in some non-dessert dishes in Italy, the birthplace of the restaurant’s new chef Oriana Tirabassi.

The strawberry buffet is available every day from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for 4,500 (tax included, service charge not included) per person.

Along with strawberry buffet, The Ritz-Carlton Osaka is also offering cocktails featuring the fruit at The Bar on 5th floor.

The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka, is seven minutes from Osaka Station. For further information and reservations, call 06-6343-7020 or visit www.ritz-carlton.co.jp.

Peninsula Spa soothes, pampers

The Peninsula Tokyo’s popular spa facility, The Peninsula Spa, on the sixth floor of the hotel has launched a cutting-edge “Life stage” facial treatment using beauty essence and skin moisturizer by British spa brand ESPA.

Facing Kokyogaien National Gardens and Hibiya Park, the spa offers a convenient location in a comforting environment, far away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. Customers can enjoy a holistic treatment combined with ancient therapies from the West and East with Ayurvedic medicine provided with the hotel’s well-known hospitality in tranquil surroundings finished with Japanese decor, including “washi” paper doors.

Through April 30, the spa is offering services at a 15 percent discount for six selected treatment menus such as the Ultimate Life Stage facial treatment for 28,000 (normally 32,500); and aromatherapy body massage for 25,000 (normally 29,500).

The Peninsula Tokyo is connected to Hibiya Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda and Hibiya lines, and the Toei Mita Line; or three minutes from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station or Yurakucho Station. For more information or reservations, call the spa at 03-6270-2299 or visit peninsula.com/tokyospa/jp

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