The very first edition of Michelin’s world-renowned culinary
and hotel guide, the Michelin Guide Tokyo 2008, has recognised the Conrad
Tokyo as one of Tokyo’s leading luxury hotels and has awarded the hotel’s
distinguished China Blue restaurant one Michelin star.
The Guide highlights the Conrad Tokyo for its “blending of legendary Conrad
elegance with modern Japanese design elements”, placing it in the highest hotel
award category with just six other luxury hotels. It also draws attention to the
Conrad Tokyo’s “panoramic views of the Hamarikyu Gardens, Tsukiji market and
Tokyo Bay” and remarks on the “stylish’” swimming pool overlooking the modern
urban landscape of Shiodome. The use of modern Japanese design aspects such
as stone and wood are also acknowledged as “skilfully arranged to create
a refined and elegant space” throughout the guestrooms.
Furthermore, China Blue, the hotel’s avant-garde Chinese restaurant, garnered
exceptional praise with one Michelin star denoting “a place offering cuisine
prepared to a consistently high standard”. One of only five Chinese restaurants
named in the Guide, China Blue received special recognition for its level of
comfort and service, the highest accolade among the one-star Chinese restaurants.
China Blue was also the sole Chinese starred restaurant to be awarded the
coveted symbols for “an interesting wine list” and an “interesting view”. Both
symbols were pictured in red reflecting that “the establishment is considered
particularly pleasant”. Aspects such as the character of the building, décor, the
setting, welcome and services all contribute to this special acknowledgement.
Andréewitch, the Conrad Tokyo’s new General Manager, said, “We are delighted to receive such a high accolade in the prestigious
Michelin Guide as we pride ourselves on a unique sense of place and consistent luxury service
standards. Our guests appreciate the Japanese character, the distinct design of
the hotel and the spectacular views.”
Commenting on the China Blue award, a delighted Head Chef, Albert
Tze, added, “I am most honoured that our cuisine has been recognised by Michelin with the
confirmation that China Blue offers some of the best contemporary Chinese
cuisine in Asia. This award serves to reaffirm the passion present in our staff and
the precision with which we carry out our duties, in our restaurants and
throughout the hotel.”
was recently awarded the title of “Culinary Art Master” by Les Amis d’Escoffier Society,
he torks with classic Chinese ingredients subtly blended with new ingredients,
presented in a contemporary nouvelle way, to create a fresh approach to Oriental
Michelin President and CEO, Bernard
Delmas, said, “The choice of Japan as the first country in Asia for Michelin was simple.
It reflects the high standard of food in the country and the love for quality that is
inherent here. People travelling to Japan will now have a clear and simple guide
of the very best the city has to offer.”
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