'Under the Mistletoe,' Sweet Secrets' Charity Auction, chef hotline at Park Hyatt Tokyo

'Under the Mistletoe,' Sweet Secrets' Charity Auction, chef hotline at Park Hyatt Tokyo Executive Pastry Chef Anthony Stettler

TOKYO —

The Park Hyatt Tokyo this year will introduce Christmas “Under the Mistletoe”—a unique series of interactive events tailored for the holiday season. Beyond its traditions of bestowing good luck on couples kissing underneath, mistletoe is also a symbol of love, peace and goodwill.

“Kissing Under the Mistletoe” Photo Contest

At the hotel’s Delicatessen, there will be with a special bench tucked neatly under an inviting mistletoe arrangement. Visitors will be free to take pictures at this cozy spot starting on Saturday, Dec 1 and continuing through to Tuesday, Dec 25.

Furthermore, the hotel will be hosting a competition on Saturday, Dec 22 and Monday, Dec 24 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. for the most romantic photo taken under the mistletoe display. A professional cameraman will be on site to take photos of friends, family and loved ones who wish to capture a special Christmas moment together. The winning photo from both days will receive a complimentary dinner for two at New York Grill, surrounded by dazzling views of the nightscape.

Following completion of the contest, winners will be announced on the hotel’s official Facebook (facebook.com/ParkHyattTokyo) and twitter (twitter.com/ParkHyattTokyo) pages. Photos from the event may also be introduced via these pages.

“Sweet Secrets” Charity Auction

Executive Pastry Chef Anthony Stettler, creator of Park Hyatt Tokyo’s exquisite line-up of delectable confections, will be offering his services for a one-night culinary experience where he will visit the winning bidder’s home and create his original sweets right before their eyes. The winning bidder will be announced on Christmas Eve, with all profits from the auction to be donated to NPO Charity Platform, a not-for-profit organization that strives to bring together NPOs, companies and individuals committed to creating charitable works and provide guidance on how they can put this benevolence into action. Take this opportunity to indulge in Chef Stettler’s extravagant desserts and see first-hand how he creates these delectable treats.

Bidding period: From Saturday, Dec 1 until 12 noon on Sunday, Dec 23
How to bid: Via Park Hyatt Tokyo’s official Facebook page. Click the auction announcement’s “Like” button before sending your bid via private message.
Charity Recipient: NPO Charity-Platform (http://www.charity-platform.com/)

*The auction winner can choose between being visited in their home or being hosted at Private Dining on the 40th floor of Park Hyatt Tokyo.
*Should the winner’s home be outside the 23 wards of Tokyo, transportation and related costs will be at their own expense.
*The auction prize is valid from Monday, Jan 7, 2013 until Sunday, March 31, 2013. Scheduling and details of the prize will be decided in consultation with the winner following their successful bid.
*Updates on the current bidding status along with photos of the event will be posted to the hotel’s official Facebook
(facebook.com/ParkHyattTokyo) and Twitter (twitter.com/ParkHyattTokyo) pages.
*In the event that funds are not received within one week of the winning bidder being notified, their bid will be deemed invalid and rights will pass to the next highest bidder.

Christmas Ornament Class

Come and try your hand at creating an authentic Christmas decoration from carefully selected flowers, under the professional guidance of Tsuneo Fujiyoshi, creative supervisor for Park Hyatt Tokyo’s interior flower arrangements. Following the class, participants can enjoy the hotel’s limited edition Stollen - a traditional German Christmas sweet, while reviewing the finer points of creating ornaments.

Date: Monday, Dec 10
Time: From 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Venue: Board Room, Park Hyatt Tokyo
Price: 23,000 yen (includes materials and tax)
Reservations: Close Wednesday, Dec 5
Please reserve by email (tyoph.fb-inquiry@hyatt.com) or by phone (Food and Beverage Department on 03-5323-3428, Weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Participants: Limited to 10 persons. In the event of less than 6 participants apply, the event may be postponed.

Chef Hotline

The holiday season brings with it many opportunities to entertain guests at home. In order to help you make those celebratory moments memorable, Park Hyatt Tokyo’s team of chefs will be opening a Chef Hotline for a limited four-day period. Take this opportunity to gain expert advice from Park Hyatt Tokyo’s culinary masters and treat your Christmas dinner guests to something special.

Chef / Date:

1) “Magic of New York Grill”
New York Grill, Chef de Cuisine Stefan Resche
Saturday, Dec 8, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Hotline (Skype): park_hyatt_tokyo
*Languages: English

2) “Sweet Dreams”
Executive Pastry Chef Anthony Stettler
Sunday, Dec 9, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Hotline (Skype): park_hyatt_tokyo
*Languages: English, French, Japanese

3) “Secrets of Girandole”
Girandole, Chef de Cuisine Tsuyoshi Sato
Saturday, Dec 22, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Hotline (Tel): 03-5320-1899
*Languages: Japanese

4) “Kitchen Doctor”
Park Hyatt Tokyo, Sous Chef Koichi Yoneda
Sunday, Dec 23, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Hotline (Tel): 03-5320-1899
*Languages: Japanese
Price: Complimentary

* Telephone and Internet charges for Skype are to be covered by the caller.
* Calls will be taken as received. In the event the line is busy, callers will need to wait until the next call can be taken.

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