National | HOTEL SPECIAL 2014

One-of-a-kind Pokémon Hotel Experience

For young “Pokémon Trainers” around the world, The Peninsula Tokyo is now the newest hunting field to test their skills.

This month, the hotel launched a unique accommodation plan called the “Pokémon Hotel Adventure: The Power of Ten,” in collaboration with the Pokémon Company. An exclusive collaboration of this kind is unprecedented in Tokyo, and the result is a fun, innovative, customized interactive Pokémon hotel experience.

Guests aged five and up are welcome to don a Pikachu hat and, equipped with a Poké Ball, a magnifying glass, a copy of “The Pokémon Times,” a detective’s journal and a map, set forth on a fun and imaginative hotel-wide quest to seek out various Pokémon characters hiding throughout the elegant property.

This interactive plan has been designed exclusively for the hotel by the Pokémon Company. It is offered in both English and Japanese, and those customers who book the package can enjoy playing a deputy investigator while following the trail to seek out the missing characters at the time of check-in.

The activity begins once registered guests have collected their set of adventure goods at the front desk. Reports published in the latest issue of “The Pokémon Times” suggest that some Pokémon characters have begun to disappear on the hotel premises. Lucario has been assigned to the case as special investigator along with a senior detective, but they need the guests’ help to solve the mystery and locate where the characters are being magically transported. The hunt for the lost Pokémon characters concludes in a secret chamber deep within the hotel, specially designed for the climactic ending. Advanced optics technology creates an augmented experience of reality with a “magic mirror” that makes this adventure fun and exciting for participants of all ages.

Upon completion of the experience, players will be rewarded with an original Pageboy Pikachu doll, which is not available for purchase.

Offered room types are the Deluxe Room (¥100,000) and Deluxe Suite (¥200,000). Each room type will be available for triple occupancy. Prices are subject to a service charge, tax and per-person Tokyo accommodation tax. All rates are quoted are on a per room, per night basis and are valid for single, double or triple occupancy. A fourth occupant is permitted if three years of age or younger.

The package plan includes Pikachu hats and dolls for two, American breakfast for three and complimentary use of the hotel’s fitness facility and swimming pool. The “Pokémon Hotel Adventure: The Power of Ten,” is a wonderful opportunity for families to experience the magic and imagination of the Pokémon world, and for children of all ages to realize their dreams of becoming Pokémon trainers.

Pokémon is not all that is happening at The Peninsula Tokyo this autumn; as the leaves start to turn vibrant shades of red, yellow and orange, the hotel will also decorate the hotel interior with a seasonal motif, offering a big fall welcome to customers.

From Nov. 1 to 9, nine magnificent maple trees will be placed in the hotel lobby. Each stands nearly three meters tall and they will be illuminated with Japanese washi paper lanterns and surrounded by 64 yellow and orange flower table arrangements.

By day, Tokyo and the world can pass under the lobby’s maple-leaf canopy while being serenaded by traditional Japanese shakuhachi flute music. By night, guests are treated to a serene setting with flickering washi paper lanterns, ivory walls and wooden lattices which echo the senbongoshi wooden lattice architecture of old Kyoto, the nation’s former capital that remains the center of Japanese culture even today.

During this time, the hotel’s lounge restaurant, The Lobby will offer an Autumn Leaves Afternoon Tea inspired by the season, priced at ¥3,900 per person.

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