Early summer desserts for a sweet reprieve

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS May 21, 2020

Early summer desserts for a sweet reprieve

Desserts and cakes are always a welcome distraction, perhaps now more than ever. The New Otani Hotels group of hotels in Tokyo, Makuhari in Chiba Prefecture and Osaka is running an early summer sweets fair campaign until June 30, with matcha, melon and chocolate ...

Get work done in style in quality rooms

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Apr 23, 2020

Get work done in style in quality rooms

For a productive and peaceful teleworking experience, people need to look no further than the ANA InterContinental Tokyo, where offers focused on working remotely include Half Day (three-hour) and Full Day (nine-hour) plans. The plans are available until June 30 and see up to ...

Flavorful soup and baked goods to go

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Apr 16, 2020

Flavorful soup and baked goods to go

Everyone has the best of intentions, but home-cooked meals tend to lose their appeals after a while. Grand Hyatt Tokyo, in Roppongi, aims to help. The hotel’s Italian Fiorentina Pastry Boutique is offering an array of seasonal soups for takeout, with ciabatta sticks, croissants and ...

Springtime cuisine with a French twist

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Mar 26, 2020

Springtime cuisine with a French twist

Springtime cuisine with a French twist Dishes prepared by executive chef Masahiro Ishihara of Blanc Rouge at The Tokyo Station Hotel speaks of elegant, high-end modern French cuisine. The acclaimed chef sources his produce from all over Japan with menus typically skewing toward prime ...

Refined flavors inspired by the Reiwa Era

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Mar 13, 2020

Refined flavors inspired by the Reiwa Era

For a privately booked banquet, party, wedding, corporate anniversary or group event, the New Otani Hotels group of hotels — specifically, hotel branches in Tokyo, Makuhari in Chiba Prefecture, and Osaka — present a sumptuous Reiwa menu featuring the same dishes that were served ...

Dishes prepared with local tastes for a cause

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Mar 6, 2020

Dishes prepared with local tastes for a cause

The date of the Great East Japan Earthquake, March 11, 2011, is very much etched into Japan's collective memory. Continuing its annual charity event, four hotels of the Royal Park Hotels and Resorts brand are presenting special dishes and course meals where 3 percent ...

French cuisine made with a Japanese twist

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Feb 27, 2020

French cuisine made with a Japanese twist

A comfortable and atmospheric dining experience awaits at Vicky's, a newly opened contemporary brasserie at the Hyatt Regency Tokyo. Vicky's goes well beyond being a French bistro, although it can be that too. Chef Minoru Otaki pours his culinary heart into procuring fresh ingredients from ...

Upscale jazz over dinner and Champagne

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Feb 13, 2020

Upscale jazz over dinner and Champagne

There's never a dull moment in Tokyo with its thriving entertainment scene, reputation as a first-class dining destination and the indulgent combination of both. On March 10, The Peninsula Tokyo's bar and grill Peter will harness the best of the two worlds with "Jazz Night ...

Desserts brimming with style and flavor

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Feb 6, 2020

Desserts brimming with style and flavor

Valentine's Day chocolates in Japan often translate to stunning works of art that belie the simplicity of their components. Such is the case of the creations from the Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel, available for reservations until Feb. 13 and pickup on the big day ...

Chocolate embodying style, romantic fervor

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Jan 23, 2020

Chocolate embodying style, romantic fervor

Some matches are meant to be. That's certainly the case with one of Tokyo's most iconic hotels, The Okura Tokyo, and celebrated Belgian Royal Warrant chocolatier Pierre Marcolini with the release of the Silver Heart Coffret ed. 2020 from Feb. 1 to March 31 ...