The stars are shining brightly for IHG’s hotels
in Japan, with the addition of a record 4th Michelin Star to its
restaurant trophy cabinet.
ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka is the latest hotel
in the group to earn a prestigious Michelin Star for ‘Maison
Tateru Yoshino’, impressively taking the accolade in its first
year of opening, and making it the first Crowne Plaza branded
hotel in the world to earn a Michelin Star.
The restaurant joins InterContinental Osaka’s ‘Pierre’
restaurant, headed by IHG’s home grown Chef de Cuisine Susumu
Okubo, which earned One Star for a second consecutive year, and
legendary chef Pierre Gagnaire’s self-named restaurant at ANA
InterContinental Tokyo, which has earned Two Michelin Stars for
the seventh year in a row since it opened in 2010.
Earning a Michelin Star is no easy task, it
means consistently creating innovative food, providing the highest
standards of service, and being truly passionate about the guest
experience. These three restaurants exemplify the best in dining
experience, drawing on the latest gastronomic techniques and
trends, as well as adding Chefs’ own personal flair to the food,
service and ambience.
Chef Tateru Yoshino from ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka,
who is famous for preparing traditional French cuisine
incorporating an array of select vegetables to artistically accent
each course, said, “It is a huge honour to earn a coveted Michelin
Star in our restaurant’s first year. Our service team’s attention
to detail provides each guest with a memorable dining experience
for lunch or dinner, and the striking white and gold interior by
designer Toshio Nagao creates an elegant and sophisticated space
inspired by my native Kikai Island.”
InterContinental and ANA Crowne Plaza. Hans
Heijligers, CEO of IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan reflected on the
achievements, saying “This is truly brilliant recognition for the
amazing culinary talent we have in our hotels. There is good
reason why so many Japanese guests and visitors, including myself,
count these restaurants amongst their favourites.”
IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan, the Joint Venture
between IHG and airline ANA, currently has 33 hotels operating
under five brands in Japan.