Cool Biz With Traditional Summer Kimono At Hilton Tokyo

This information originated in American English.

May 29, 2013

TOKYO - This Summer, Hilton Tokyo will again welcome guests in Yukata - Japanese traditional Summer kimono, to deliver cool, refreshing yet heart-warming "Yokoso" to Japan. The hotel's door and guest relations team members will wear colorful Yukata from 8:00am to 10:00am and 5:00pm to 8:00pm from June 1 to August 31, 2013, and a similar service will be offered at the Executive Lounge from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

The Japanese government started a "Cool Biz Campaign" back in 2005 as an energy saving initiative; The Cool Biz dress code advises workers to wear outfits appropriate for the office yet cool enough to endure the Summer heat and humidity. Yukata are made with straight seams and wide sleeves and unlike formal kimono, which are made of silk, yukata are typically made of cotton and are unlined.

Jamie Mead, general manager, Hilton Tokyo says; "We believe that Yutaka are the perfect cool biz costume which Japanese people should be proud of. We hope that guests enjoy an authentic arrival experience being greeted by our team wearing colorful Yukata. The hotel will also offer cold green tea upon check-in during the Summer period".

About Hilton Tokyo
Hilton Tokyo opened on September 1, 1984 and is located in Tokyo's vibrant Shinjuku city center. Overlooking Shinjuku Central Park and just minutes from the heart of the business and entertainment areas, the distinctive S-curved 38-storey hotel is a well-known Tokyo icon. 812 spacious guest rooms are located on the 8th to 38th floors. Comfortably decorated in warm tones with Japanese lacquer and wood details, each room has a writing desk, sofa and easy chair and feature Hilton Tokyo's famous traditional shoji screen window covers. Executive rooms are located on the top seven floors in a ‘hotel-within-a-hotel' dedicated to providing exclusive service. The latter includes personalized private check-in and check-out, a full range of business and leisure services and complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails are all provided within an elegant setting with unbeatable views. Hotel features 7 restaurants and bars including 24/7 Marble Lounge and ‘Le Pergolèse' French Dining. Hotel also features 24/7 Hilton Fitness by PRECOR, 24/7 Business Centre, luxurious take-away shop ‘Chocolat Boutique Tokyo' and ballrooms which can accommodate up to 1200 people. For more information about the Hilton Tokyo, please visit


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Hilton Tokyo
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