Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS

Plan offers range of free-flowing Champagne

Through Aug. 31, the ANA InterContinental Tokyo is home to a limited-time Champagne bar created in cooperation with the prestigious Perrier-Jouet Champagne house.

The interior of the bar was renovated in September under a flower garden theme, inspired by the worldview of Perrier-Jouet that is embodied in the anemones that decorate their distinctive bottle. Limited to just one year, the bar focuses on the brand, serving a variety of Champagne — both by the bottle and the glass — from the 206-year-old Champagne maker.

At the bar, 15 different kinds of Champagne are always on offer by the glass, including Belle Epoque, Blanc de Blancs and Blason Rose. Bottles are also available and can be chosen from the Belle Epoque Collection, comprised of a delightful lineup of vintage (special cuvee) Champagnes, straight from the winery.

Of special note, guests can enjoy the Champagne Social plan, which includes an unlimited flow of Champagne, Champagne cocktails, beer and wine, as well as three dishes. The two-hour plan is priced at ¥6,400, ¥8,600, ¥12,800 and ¥32,000, depending on the type of Champagne chosen.

The ANA InterContinental Tokyo is five minutes from Tameike-Sanno Station. For more information, visit anaintercontinental-tokyo.jp or call 03-3505-1111.

Accommodation plan, spa treatment mark reopening

The Celestine Tokyo Shiba reopened on Nov. 28 in a historic area close to Tokyo Tower and Shiba Park, one of the oldest parks in Japan. It is a location where the residence of Satsuma warriors used to stand during the Edo Period.

The interior design of the hotel is based on the concept of “Cross Over Tokyo,” expressing the fusion of tradition and innovation, as well as Japanese and Western cultures. Incorporated in the interior are two traditional patterns used in kimono fabric: komon from Edo and Ōshima-tsumugi from Kyushu. Art inspired by Satsuma kiriko cut glass decorates the reception area.

The hotel originally opened as the Celestine Hotel in 2002, and underwent a major renovation to provide better facilities and experiences. It is currently the third hotel in the Celestine family after the first in Gion, Kyoto, and a second in Ginza.

Through March 31, the hotel is offering My Celestine Experience, an accommodation plan commemorating the reopening. Prices start at ¥21,300 per person for double occupancy (tax is included). The plan comes with a 50-minute body or facial treatment at the hotel’s Spa Amustas.

The Celestine Tokyo Shiba is one minute from Shibakoen Station Exit A2. For more information or reservations, access https://www.celestinehotels.jp/tokyo-shiba/ or call 03-5441-4111.

Memorable valentine experience in Yokohama

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu is offering the Sweet Valentine Gift accommodation plan, from Feb. 1 to 14.

The plan includes a red shoe chocolate gift, half a bottle of white or pink sparkling wine served in the room in the evening and a late noon checkout the following day (regular checkout is 11 a.m.).

As a red shoe is a symbol of Yokohama, this year’s Valentine’s Day chocolate is a bright red chocolate high heel made by the hotel’s patissier. The 15-cm red shoe is filled with tiramisu-flavored ganache, with the aroma of Yokohama coffee blended into the velvety texture of the ganache. The chocolate shoe is placed on a brick-patterned white chocolate plate sprinkled with cocoa powder.

The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyo is the only hotel in the Minatomirai area offering guest rooms with balconies, and the hotel’s executive twin room with a balcony offers a breathtaking view of the city and harbor.

The rate per person for double occupancy starts from ¥11,300, including tax and service fee. Reservations are required at least three days in advance.

The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu is one minute from Minatomirai Station. For more information or reservations, visit ybht.co.jp or call 045-682-2222.