In its first year of opening, Maison Tateru Yoshino, in has been awarded a prestigious Michelin Star – in the process making the Japanese hotel the first of the Crowne Plaza brand to earn a Star.
For IHG the new ‘star’ is an extra special accolade, giving the hotel group a fourth Michelin Star across three of its restaurants in Japan.
Maison Tateru Yoshino joins ‘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 eponymous restaurant at , which has earned Two Michelin Stars for the seventh year in a row since it opened in 2010.
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.”
from InterContinental Osaka’s Pierre restaurant said: “I would like to thank all our guests and the team at Pierre for their continuous support. Getting our second consecutive Star embeds Pierre’s reputation as one of the best restaurants in Osaka. We will continue to work hard to offer innovative dishes using carefully selected seasonal ingredients, which are sourced without compromise, while also delivering a luxurious and highly personalised service experience.”
ANA InterContinental Tokyo’s iconic added “Anyone who has visited the restaurant knows to expect something unforgettable – contemporary French cuisine in elegant surrounds with the breath-taking 36th floor view of the Tokyo metropolis and Tokyo Tower as a backdrop. Creating that touch of magic has been our goal for the past 7 years and we are excited to continue it for many years to come.”
IMAGE: Pierre Gagnaire at ANA InterContinental Tokyo