It is a coin word that combines Staycation, a Stay stay and a Vacation vacation, which we often hear recently, and is a new standard for a trip to stay at a nearby hotel without spending a long time. Staying at a nearby hotel doesn’t just mean staying there. This time, I used Hotel New Otani for staycation. The hotel has 37 restaurants, a 400-year-old Japanese garden, a historic teahouse and a retro-modern outdoor pool, and the prestigious hotel that was also the location of Sean Connery’s 007 James Bond series. Then, you can enjoy all the fun of such a trip at once. This time I stayed at Executive House Zen.
Staycation, the idea of vacation in your own city.It brings to mind the feeling of just sitting at your local hotel or staying home.Imagine a vacation destination with 37 restaurants, a 400 year old Japanese garden once owned by a samurai, a 60’s retro modern swimming pool, a place where James Bond (Sean Connery) has been filmed, a tea house, scrumptious cakes and….
The Executive House Zen is an exclusive two-floor hotel within the Hotel New Otani, an oasis within an oasis.
Beautiful rooms, with beautiful views.
Executive House Zen has an exclusive lounge where dining presentations are offered six times per day, from breakfast to after-dinner libations, which include Pierre Herme croissants and macarons. Who can resist?
Of course, besides the lounge, there are 37 restaurants including Michelin stars such as TOUR D’ARGENT TOKYO, TRADER VIC’S TOKYO, Kyubey and Pierre Hermé Paris.
This is a buffet dining VIEW AND DINING THE SKY with a 360-degree view. You can experience a buffet with a wonderful view of Tokyo under thorough infection control such as disinfectant, temperature check, contact surface cleaning. At almost all stations, including roast beef, sushi, desserts, oven pizzas made of bricks, and tempura, the staff cooks them right in front of you, so it’s great for hygiene. For my kids who love buffets, I enjoyed delicious food as if it was heaven beyond the sky.
If the lounge isn’t enough there are 37, really 37! restaurants to choose from including Michelin stars like Tour TOUR D’ARGENT TOKYO, TRADER VIC’S TOKYO, Kyubey, Pierre Hermé Paris and much more.
Speaking of heaven, we would like you to try Patisserie Satsuki’s new extra super shortcake inside. As you probably know on TV and other media, the cake made with carefully selected fruits and chicken eggs fed only with brown rice will be a special memory of your trip.
Speaking of heaven a heavenly cakes await you.
A vast Japanese garden that inherits the history from the Edo period. Appreciate the carps at the Kiyozumi pond in the garden, touch the garden stones, and think about the lanterns.
Currently, the hotel is holding night illuminations every day.
Still need to move? The 400 year old Japanese garden spans 10 acres. Stunning by day or at night.Can you count the 350 koi in the Seisen pond? Or find the Kasuga lantern from the Kamakura period (the years 1183-1333!) more antique lanterns and treasures are there to discover.
Lastly strike a pose James Bond style before you go.Part of the James Bond classic “You Only Live Twice” was filmed here.
I’m sure you will love the mix of iconic style and luxury at the Executive House Zen at the Hotel New Otani.Opened in 1964 for the Tokyo Olympics it’s still to this day an olympian of luxury.
If you’re looking for a staycation this summer, head to Hotel New Otani Executive House Zen at Preferred Hotels. We hope you all have a wonderful time in this hot summer.
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