Showing posts with label Hotel Reviews / Staycation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hotel Reviews / Staycation. Show all posts

Keio Plaza Hotel Soujuan Kaiseki Cuisine Review ( 懐石 蒼樹庵 )

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Be welcomed by a distinctive Japanese garden setting as attentive Japanese servers clad in beautiful traditional kimono await you at Soujuan ( Kaiseki Cuisine ) 懐石 < 蒼樹庵 >, Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo.

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With an emphasis from fresh seasonal ingredients to tableware, the appreciation of the dining ware is part of the entire kaiseki experience, somewhat similar to the traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

What Is Kaiseki?
Kaiseki is a type of art form that balances the seasonal sense, combination of “ fruit of mountain and sea ”, colours of food, three-dimensional effect, harmony with serving wares and timing to serve hot dishes, which renders the hospitable mind of Japanese.

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During my recent stay at Keio Plaza Hotel, a birthday dinner presenting their Kaiseki Hisago Course ( お祝い懐石 ひさご ) at ¥16,000/pax was arranged for me and my family. * Approx: USD 140/pax. Check out the exquisite dishes prepared in our Celebration Menu:
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Dynasty Restaurant Review, Hilton Tokyo Bay’s Shanghai Specialty

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Speaking of Shanghainese cuisine, the distinctive hotel nestled on the shores of Tokyo Bay offers diners a fine dining experience at their Dynasty Restaurant ( 王朝レストラン ), a modern and sophisticated Chinese restaurant located in the basement of Hilton Tokyo Bay.

Your gastronomic delights begin right from the restaurant’s entrance with grandiose marble flooring and well-manicured bonsai plant welcoming you.

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With the dining room richly decked out in teak wood complete with oriental elements amid shades of red and black seatings, the restaurant exudes a cozy atmosphere with special charm.

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If you are the indecisive sort, Dynasty’s set menus that come with a selection of ineffaceable seasonal classics thoughtfully prepared by their chef would be just perfect. We were at the right place at the right time, where Hairy Crabs were in season during our stay at Hilton Tokyo Bay. So the 3 of us opted for their Creative Chinese Course, reasonably priced at ¥8,500 per person. * Approx USD 75/pax.
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Keio Plaza ( 京王プラザホテル ), Tokyo’s First Skyscraper Hotel!

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What would you say to staying in a 45-year-old grand dame situated right in the heart of Tokyo city? Well, together with my family, I had the pleasure of spending couple of nights in Tokyo’s first skyscraper hotel serving the global community since June 5, 1971 – the Keio Plaza Hotel ( 京王プラザホテル )!

Consisting of 2 towers, Keio Plaza Hotel offers both leisure and business travellers a choice of 1,437 rooms, boasting 16 restaurants and 9 bars, 38 banquet rooms and 3 wedding chapels, an outdoor sky pool, fitness room, and even a clinic, all under one roof!

Just like a grandeur standing tall, the 47-floor hotel is just a stone’s throw away from Tokyo’s most accessible transport hub, the Shinjuku Bus Station and Shinjuku Train Station. Flamboyant chandeliers adorned with dazzling Christmas tree illuminated with hues of blue greeted us at the hotel’s main lobby upon our arrival; it was certainly a welcoming sight! Isn’t it such an eye-candy?

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Keio Plaza Hotel Stay in 2014: Hello Kitty Princess Room

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Keio Plaza Hotel Stay in 2016: Plaza Deluxe Room
This would be my second time staying at Keio Plaza Hotel, a 5-star hotel in Japan’s bustling capital. My first was a very different experience, one that's totally out of this world. So I am really pleased to be back again, trying their new Plaza Deluxe Room which was renovated just last spring.
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Hilton Tokyo Bay Review, Disney Resort Official Hotel!

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Offering spectacular views of the oceanic Tokyo Bay with endless horizon is Hilton Tokyo Bay ( ヒルトン東京ベイ ), one of Tokyo Disney Resort’s official hotels.

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Conveniently located within the Tokyo Disney Resort, Hilton Tokyo Bay makes it so easy to explore the two theme parks – namely Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, as well as the Ikspiari Mall with 4 floors of fashion outlets and restaurants.

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Sporting a capacious chic lobby, Hilton Tokyo Bay welcomes you with its 823 modish rooms and plush amenities, such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness centre and gymnasium, spa and massage services etc. Guests can choose from a variety of rooms ranging from 35m² to 80m² with a choice of either Disney Park or Tokyo Bay views, which means that every guest room will have a great view.

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As we checked into the elegant contemporary property surrounded by greenery for my week-long vacation, we were instantly drawn into Hilton Tokyo Bay's spacious spanking new look as the hotel was given a face lift from 2008 – 2015; everything looks so clean and neat.
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Instagram Shots in DisneySea, Keio Plaza, Hilton Tokyo Bay

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Hey guys, I am back from Tokyo after spending a week there with my family! Boy, the weather there was chilly. It was at a comfortable level hovering at around 15°C in the first two days, but dropped to 8°C! Nonetheless, the warm hospitality received from the good people at Tokyo DisneySea, Keio Plaza Hotel and Hilton Tokyo Bay was extremely welcoming, keeping the cold at bay.

Tokyo offers many nice spots for Instagrammers to explore, and here are some which I had spotted during my stay in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Arabian Coast
Tokyo DisneySea ( 東京ディズニーシー ), Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Bet you didn’t know DisneySea could be so charming! If you are planning to go to Japan, make Tokyo Disney Resort one of your must-visit destinations, offering you both the Disneyland and DisneySea Theme Parks in one location!
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Tokyo DisneySea 15th Anniversary Celebration, Here I Come!

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Hey folks, I will off to Japan again for a week to check out the Tokyo DisneySea Theme Park and couple of awesome hotels, sharing with you my adventure when I get back. This time, I have the privilege of travelling together with my family, courtesy of Tokyo Disney Resort, Hilton Tokyo Bay and Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo!

A Little About These Properties:

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Tokyo DisneySea ( 東京ディズニーシー )
Starting from November 8 through December 25, 2016, Tokyo Disney Resort will host a variety of Christmas-themed special events, programs and activities at Tokyo DisneySea Park, Tokyo Disneyland Park, the Disney Hotels, the Disney Resort Line and Ikspiari, and I am so glad to be part of this Christmassy event!
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Bintan Nelayan Beachfront Bar & Seafood Dining Review

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Boasting an exquisite backdrop that opens out to the South China Sea and the neighbouring Riau islands, Nelayan Beachfront Bar and Seafood Restaurant ( previously known as Rice ) marks a desirable dining venue for almost any occasion.

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Perched on the magnificent Pasir Panjang Beach in Bintan Lagoon Resort, Nelayan presents diners with alfresco seating options dining under starry skies or in air-conditioned comfort.

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bintan lagoon resort nelayan beachfront bar review
Be welcomed by a cascading waterfall feature enhancing the entrance of the beachfront restaurant as you arrive. Your appetite inkling begins with the welcoming long bar fronting the restaurant, suggesting the perfect gambit for a glass of icy cold beer, or perhaps their mocktails and house pours. Tantalizing culinary delights offering both Western and Indonesian cuisines await you as you unwind in the charismatic beauty of the beachfront restaurant.
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Bintan Lagoon Resort’s Activities and Haskell's Cafe Review

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When my kid was younger, it was always Bintan equals to Club Med or Golf; it is just another boring place without these. Boy, how wrong was I! I have to admit the last time we visited Bintan was probably more than a decade ago, and thanks to the good people of Bintan Lagoon Resort, my family and I had the chance to rekindle the lost memories we left behind in the sunny tropical island.

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Our recent Bintan Lagoon Resort Staycation is not as boring as you think. Our Day 1 kicked off with a exhilarating Land Activity, trying out their ATV ( All Terrain Vehicle ) operated by Action Challenge. We opted for a Single Seat Quad Bike (Rp 665,000 for 30 minutes) and a Double Seat Quad Bike (Rp 910,000 for 30 minutes), with a guide taking us into the forested area after our safety briefing. *100,000 Indonesian Rupiah is approx USD 7.65 or SGD 10.60.

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bintan lagoon resort atv double quad bike review
Our 4-wheeled quad bikes took us travelling on an adrenaline-pumping ride through dirt tracks and jungle trail. Although the sweltering heat was unbearable, the ride was surprisingly cooling. The heat only kicked in when we stopped for our photo shots.

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The ATV activity was kinda interesting for me since I have never been on a motorbike. The two guys were also having a ball of a time especially Jonathan who has the quad bike all to himself. This is definitely a must-do when you are in Bintan. Don’t worry if it is your first, it was ours too! There will be a clear safety briefing and basic instructions on how to handle the four-wheelers. There will also be an ATV Staff accompanying you for the adventure.
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Bintan Lagoon Resort Weekend Getaway, Escape From City Life

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Nelayan Beachfront Bar and Seafood Restaurant
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Nestled among over 300 hectares of gardens overlooking the South China Sea is Bintan Lagoon Resort, recently awarded for Best Resort & Service Excellence in the Indonesian Tourism Industry Awards For Excellence 2016.

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Escape from the hustle and bustle city life of Singapore with just a short ferry ride from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Bintan Lagoon Resort is your ideal weekend getaway be it with friends or family.

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Image Credit: Bintan Resorts
Stretching from the Straits of Malacca to the South China Sea, Bintan is the largest island in the Riau Archipelago. Due to its tropical aura and white sandy beaches with endless line of land and sea activities not forgetting the four magnificent championship golf courses, Bintan Island has become a popular tourist destination that is much coveted by both local and international travellers as well as golf enthusiasts from all over the world.

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Nelayan Beachfront Bar and Seafood Restaurant
This time round, I had the pleasure to indulge in a 3D2N weekend staycation with my family at the popular Bintan Lagoon Resort, the largest integrated resort on the island of Bintan.
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Instagram-Worthy Spots in Bintan Lagoon Resort, Indonesia

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Bintan lsland is the largest of 3,200 islands in the Riau Archipelago and the third largest of 27 provinces, with Bintan Lagoon Resort being the largest integrated resort on the island with over 300 hectares of lush greenery that includes two championship golf courses.

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Be it an outdoor adventure, rejuvenating in their Kedaton Spa, spending a lazy afternoon frolicking in the resort's swimming pools or dining in their cosy restaurants, Bintan Lagoon Resort offers holiday makers the Sun, Sea and Water!
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Jamala Wildlife Lodge, Canberra All-Inclusive Luxury Lodge

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With the first Singapore Airlines direct flight taking off from Singapore to Canberra on 20 September, plan for a unique stay in Australia’s capital with the ultimate animal encounter at the National Zoo and Aquarium’s luxury accommodation offering, Jamala Wildlife Lodge.

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Just 10 minutes from the centre of Canberra, Australia’s only combined zoo and aquarium offers visitors an all-inclusive luxury lodge experience with behind-the-scenes tours and animal encounters. Bathe while a bear grazes on the other side of the window, relax on your lounge while looking into the face of a lion, feed the giraffes or get ready for dinner while sharks swim by.

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National Zoo and Aquarium founder and owner Richard Tindale said Jamala visitors had the chance to relax in five-star African-inspired accommodation hubs while experiencing close encounters with the resident wildlife. “The aim here is to try and get people immersed in the world of wildlife in a luxurious and fairly unique surrounding,” he said.
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Ovolo Southside Hotel, Hong Kong's Warehouse To Wanderlust

Nestled in the revamped Wong Chuk Hang ( 黃竹坑 ) area is Hong Kong’s first New York-style warehouse conversion Design HotelTM. The Ovolo Group’s latest project in Hong Kong, Ovolo Southside ( 奥公馆酒店南區 ), has recently opened as the first warehouse-to-hotel conversion in the Pearl of the Orient!
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Wong Chuk Hang is Hong Kong’s hot new destination for contemporary art and creative spaces with dozens of exquisite modern galleries hidden inside a close network of industrial buildings steps from Ovolo Southside. Ovolo Southside has undoubtedly become intrinsic to the development and rebranding of this once industrial neighbourhood, into a destination for art, culture and fashion.
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Ovolo Central, Hong Kong Luxury Lifestyle Hotel ( 奧華酒店, 中環 )


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Just footsteps away from the world renowned Lan Kwai Fong ( 蘭桂坊 ), Hong Kong’s premiere dining and entertainment destination, an award-winning luxury lifestyle hotel stands tall. Ovolo Central on 2 Arbuthnot Road ( 奧華酒店, 香港中環, 亞畢諾道2號 ), way surpassed our expectation with their marvellous service staff, luxurious bedroom furnishings, and of course their host of freebies that came with it during our recent 1-week stay in Hong Kong.

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Strategically located right in the heart of the Central district ( 中環 ), Ovolo Central features 42 spacious guest rooms designed by award-winning Hong Kong firm KplusK Associates. Last Christmas vacation in Hong Kong, #OvoloCentral hosted my family in their " Super Shiny " rooms, right on the top floor of 27th! Let's take a peek into the flagship Ovolo Hotel, which has recently won the HA+D Award for Design Excellence in the Best Hotel Interiors category..........
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4D3N Rosy " Staycation " At DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

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Just like in the movies, romance greeted us as we stepped into our hotel room. No dazzling white sand beaches or crystal clear turquoise waters, but love was in the air with beautiful rose petals scattered all over our room at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru.
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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hello Kitty Princess Room At Shinjuku

Every girl in her childhood has one of those enchanted Disney princess dreams like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, or Sleeping Beauty. Have you always dreamed of being a #Princess too?
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On 1 November 2014, kawaii Hello Kitty-themed rooms blossomed in two of Japan's luxury hotels - the Keio Plaza Tokyo ( 京王プラザホテル新宿 ) and Keio Plaza Tama ( 京王プラザホテル多摩 ), offering the “ Kitty Town ” and " Princess Kitty " rooms, where fairytale dream begins..........
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Keio Plaza Hotel Sky Bar Polestar's Hello Kitty Cocktails


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Boasting some of the finest skyline of the Tokyo city is Sky Bar Polestar ( スカイバーポールスター ), riding on the 45th floor of Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo. The kaleidoscopic from top, chic atmosphere and a wide repertoire of cocktails will satisfy your thirst for adventure.
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Keio Plaza Hotel Hello Kitty Town Room, A Fantasy Comes True


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Fantasy comes to life at the Hello Kitty ( ハローキティ ) themed bedrooms at Keio Plaza Tokyo ( 京王プラザホテル新宿 ) and Keio Plaza Tama ( 京王プラザホテル多摩 ) on 1 November 2014 as the world celebrated Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary! Fervent fans of the Japanese iconic white bobtail cat will fall in love with these special Hello Kitty guest rooms decorated from walls to furniture, right down to charming amenities.
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LEGOLAND® Hotel Malaysia Resort, Rooms Fit For A King!


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This school holiday, delight your children with a family-focused resort with lots of play and exploration! Take them to a kid-friendly hotel and start your holiday adventure with some fun. Located right at the main entrance of #LEGOLAND Park, a stay at Malaysia's LEGO themed hotel will be a night you'll never forget!
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Concorde Hotel Harvest of the Sea Buffet Dinner Winners!

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Have you ever dined at Concorde Hotel's Spices Cafe? What do you think of their buffet spread? Well, this is the 2nd Giveaway from Concorde Hotel Singapore after the 1st that drew quite a tremendous response. Are you salivating already?
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Keio Plaza Hotel Japan Launches Hello Kitty Rooms!


It's Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary ( ハローキティ誕生40周年を記念 ), and fans around the world celebrated the Japanese kawaii icon's birthday with mass parties, and I was exhilarated to be part of this celebration!
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It was a massive event as the world gathered together to celebrate Hello Kitty's 40th Anniversary. So there I was in Tokyo for a week, joining the Japanese media to be among the first to preview the Hello Kitty rooms by Keio Plaza Hotel ( 京王プラザホテル ) launched on November 1, 2014!
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