The Hotel New Otani is offering an accommodation plan especially for groups of women through March 15.

The plan allows four female guests to stay in a suite to enjoy “joshi-kai” (women-only party) to commemorate special occasions such as White Day and graduation ceremonies.

In a suite measuring 88 sq. meters, there is a spacious living room and dining room to leisurely talk into the evening while enjoying delicious melon shortcake created by the hotel’s patisserie Satuski alongside a bottle of champagne, which are delivered to the room. Guests can choose to have breakfast from either room service or in the restaurant.

As part of making the plan flexible, checkout can be extended until 2 p.m. and the breakfast to be changed to lunch.

A one-night stay in a suite connected to a standard twin room is ¥100,000 (consumption tax and service charge included) for four people.

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo is three minutes from Nagatacho or Akasaka-Mitsuke stations. For more details, call 0120-112211, or visit www.newotani.co.jp/tokyo/fitness/plan/ladies/stay.

InterContinental celebrates Hokuriku

From Feb. 28 through May 14, the Hotel InterContinental Tokyo Bay will run a promotion event featuring food from the Hokuriku region, which is booming with the upcoming opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen line.

Commemorating the third anniversary of the Chef’s Live Kitchen on the third floor, Master Chef Isamu Tsukuda, in collaboration with buffet critic Toryu, is preparing a buffet created with fresh vegetables from Kaga (present day’s Ishikawa Prefecture) and seafood from the Japan Sea. The buffet will have around 20 dishes, such as beef cheek cream soup with watermelon radish and spring cabbage; traditional Kaga-style Kakinoha-zushi (pressed sushi); and bouillabaisse of Hokuriku sea robin.

The lunch buffet is available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for ¥3,725 (tax and service fee excluded) per person. The dessert buffet is from 3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and the dinner buffet is from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Prices vary depending on buffet and are slightly higher on weekends.

Additionally, a variety of promotional events are taking place at other restaurants in the hotel.

The Hotel InterContinental Tokyo Bay can be directly accessed from Takeshiba Station (Yurikamome Line). For more information and reservations, call the Chef’s Live Kitchen 03-5404-2246 or visit www.interconti-tokyo.com.

Capitol Tokyu strawberry fair

The Capitol Hotel Tokyu in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district is holding the Strawberry Fair 2015 at its all-day dining and lounge space Origami through March 31.

A popular annual event, the fair offers guests the chance to enjoy strawberries in everything from main dishes to dessert.

On the menu, a new dish, a “marriage of strawberries and foie gras,” which pairs savory baked foie gras with caramelized strawberries on mashed potatoes, is available at ¥3,499. There is also a ¥3,200 lunch course that combines pasta with strawberries.

Pancakes, parfaits and various drinks made with strawberries are available in both the dining and lounge areas.

Dining is available from 11 a.m. to midnight. The lounge is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and food is served from 11 a.m.

The Capitol Hotel Tokyu is directly connected to Tameike-Sanno and Kokkai-gijidomae stations (various lines). For more information, call the restaurant at 03-3503-0872 or visit www.capitolhoteltokyu.com/en/

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