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Japanese restaurants and hotels look to Champagne for inspiration, enticement

May 28, 2008

This year the Yokohama Royal Park Hotel will celebrate its 15th anniversary by holding special events and accommodation selections, along with themed menu courses throughout the year. In their first floor cafeteria the special lunch menu features local seasonal vegetables and other regional varieties blended into internationally influenced dishes such as vegetable crepes and handmade carrot pasta.

In keeping with the local products with an international flair theme, the luxury restaurant on the 64th floor will feature varieties from regional areas in France, in particular the Champagne region. And of course, champagne suitable for each dish has been prepared for the anniversary celebrations. As well the 2nd floor bar will feature an original label whiskey unique to the hotel. Only 150 bottles of the Suntory Yamazaki 15 year old are available, for ¥31,500 each.

In Western Japan in Kyobashi, Osaka, Ysf Management Office has begun renewal plans for their unique sofa lounge. The plans include the addition of elements of Western-style design and a brighter atmosphere, all while keeping a relaxed and comfortable setting. The sofa lounge space is intended for use by couples or small parties, and also for young, single women to enjoy and relax. The key features of the lounge are the decadent desserts and their extensive selection of fine champagne from Perrier Jouet, Laurent Perrier, Mumm Demi-Sec to compliment their extensive dessert offerings, and Moet et Chandon.

The Park Hyatt in Shinjuku, Tokyo has put together a luxury package plan for the spring season. The main features of the plan are the hotel's premium location and facilities which include first class dining and drinking on the top floor of the hotel with an 8m window which affords a night view of the Tokyo cityscape. The luxury suite rooms start at just ¥162,900 for two people per night and include the spa, dining, and champagne at the rooftop bar.

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