Luxurious stay at Mandarin Oriental

The renowned five-star Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is offering a limited “Spring Retreat” accommodation package through May 31.

The package consists of a one-night stay and spa treatment, which includes 50 minutes of foot therapy using the finest essential oils; American buffet breakfast at the hotel’s Italian restaurant K’shiki or the Oriental Lounge; and a bonus seasonal pound cake. The package is available for ¥83,750 per person for stays in Mandarin Grand rooms (tax and service charges excluded), with views stretching over Shinjuku toward Mt. Fuji in the distance. Prices vary according to room type.

During the same period, the hotel is offering a “Helicopter Flycation” package, which includes a private helicopter tour of Mt. Fuji and a night’s stay in one of the upper floors’ Oriental Suites, with views of Japan’s iconic mountain and the elegant Imperial Palace and gardens. During 80 minutes of sky cruising on a Eurocopter, guests will fly above the shoreline of Sagami Bay off Kanagawa Prefecture and over Lake Ashinoko, Shizuoka Prefecture, to reach Mt. Fuji. Available from ¥775,000 for two people.

The Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is adjacent to Mitsukoshimae (Ginza, Hanzomon lines) and Shin-Nihonbashi (Sobu Line Rapid) stations. For more information and reservations, call 03-3270-8800 or visit www.mandarinoriental.co.jp/tokyo .

British star chef returns to Shangri-La

The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo will welcome back Michelin star chef Gary Rhodes from April 20 to 24, and will offer “Rhodes Returns to Tokyo,” in a sensational culinary journey of Great Britain’s classic dishes.

Rhodes, who owns four restaurants, has attained six Michelin stars. He was also awarded in 2006 the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to the hospitality industry. As an ambassador of British cuisine, Rhodes will enchant guests with a unique taste of British cuisine at the hotel’s bars and restaurants.

Traditional English afternoon tea will be available for ¥4,900 at The Lobby Lounge on the 28th floor from April 20 to 24, and a four-course dinner priced at ¥13,000 will be served at the hotel’s Piacere restaurant from April 21 to 23.

As a grand finale, Rhodes will prepare a Gala dinner, which includes five dishes and a wine paring, of British and European cuisine on April 24, in the Shangri-La Ballroom for ¥22,000 per person.

The Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo is two minutes from the Nihonbashi Exit of Tokyo Station (various lines). For more information and reservations, call 03-6739-7888 or visit www.shangri-la.com/jp/tokyo/shangrila .

Dog cafe reopens at Westin Tokyo

The popular dog cafe at the Westin Tokyo has reopened and will remain open through Oct. 31 on the patio of its casual, international buffet restaurant The Terrace.

Leading to the Westin Garden, the patio is surrounded by lush greenery and a wide variety of seasonal flowers, creating a comfortable space for guests and their dogs to enjoy. The Terrace also has a la carte options and offers breakfast menus and all-day selections featuring pasta, seafood and soup. The Terrace is open from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The hotel is also offering various products under its “Well-Being Movement” on its online shop, including the “Heavenly Dog Bed” which is available for ¥24,500 for the medium size and ¥30,800 for the large size.

The Westin Tokyo is in Yebisu Garden Place, seven minutes from Ebisu Station (Yamanote, Saikyo, Shonan-Shinjuku and Hibiya lines). For more information or reservations, call 03-5423-7778 or visit www.westin-tokyo.co.jp .

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