On September 26, 2023, Hilton Tokyo (Shinjuku Ward, General Manager Felix Bush) will host a one-night-only collaboration event.
On the 2nd floor at Bar & Lounge ZATTA, Hilton Tokyo will be offering original cocktails using "Ki no Bi," a Japanese premium craft gin by Pernod Ricard Japan Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Bunkyo Ward, CEO Tracy Tawan). These cocktails include "Ki no Bi Gin & Tonic," "Ki no Bi Sei Martini," and "Ki no Bi Negroni," available starting from October 1st (Sunday) until November 30th (Thursday) for prices starting at ¥2,000.
From left to right, the three original cocktails being offered are the "Ki no Bi Gin & Tonic," the "Ki no Bi Sei Martini," and the "Ki no Bi Negroni."
These three unique cocktails are crafted using the following ingredients: "Ki no Bi Kyoto Dry Gin," a Kyoto-made craft gin that specializes in blending Kyoto and British traditions; "Ki no TEA Kyoto Dry Gin," a new craft gin created through a collaboration between the gin distillery in Kyoto and the renowned Kyoto Uji tea shop "Hori Shichimeien"; and "Ki no Ume Kyoto Plum and Berry Liqueur," a liqueur that transcends the boundaries of Western and Japanese spirits.
On October 20th (Friday), there will also be a one-night-only collaboration event featuring Masashi Sakuma, the manager and bartender at the first-ever brand house by Kyoto Distillery, "Ki no Bi HOUSE." He will be the guest bartender for this special event.
From left to right, the cocktails are "Ki no TEA Mizuwari" and "Wake Up and Stay Up."
During the event, in addition to the three original cocktails mentioned earlier, two special cocktails crafted by Mr. Sakuma will also be available. The first is the "Ki no TEA Mizuwari," a long cocktail that offers a simple yet deep tea aroma for a full sensory experience. The second is the "Wake Up and Stay Up," an Espresso Martini based on "Ki no Bi Sei" with adjustments to match the traditional English Navy Strength. Both cocktails transcend the boundaries between Japanese and Western spirits, and Mr. Sakuma's deep knowledge of both the traditional English bar scene and Kyoto's rich traditions uniquely shines through in these distinctive creations.
Mr. Masashi Sakuma, Guest Bartender
Profile of Guest Bartender, Mr. Masashi Sakuma
With a career spanning 10 years, Mr. Masashi Sakuma has excelled in the British bar scene. He served as the Head Bartender at ROKA in London. He supervised the drink strategy at the Kyoto Distillery, encompassing a wide range of cocktails from classic to innovative Japanese-style cocktails.
Overview of Ki no Bi Original Cocktails
Venue: Bar & Lounge ZATTA (Hilton Tokyo 2F)
Duration: October 1st (Sunday) to November 30th (Thursday)
Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm (Last order for food at 9:00 pm, drinks at 9:30 pm)
Friday, Saturday, and the day before holidays: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm (Last order for food at 10:00 pm, drinks at 10:30 pm)
Price: (Please provide the pricing information if available.)
Limited-Time Original Cocktails (From October 1st to November 30th)Ki no Bi Gin & Tonic ¥2,000
Ki no Bi Sei Martini ¥2,100
Ki no Bi Negroni ¥2,100
Special Cocktails by Mr. Masashi Sakuma (Available only on October 20th)
Ki no TEA Mizuwari ¥2,100
Wake Up and Stay Up ¥2,100
Reservations: [Insert reservation link]
Hilton Tokyo Overview
Hilton Tokyo, one of the hotels under the globally recognized hotel chain Hilton Hotels & Resorts, opened its doors on June 20, 1963, in Nagatacho. It marked the first-ever foreign-owned hotel in Japan, just a year before the Tokyo Olympics. On September 1, 1984, the hotel relocated to its current location in Shinjuku, within the bustling Shinjuku subcenter, adjacent to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and close to Shinjuku Central Park. It is a first-class hotel renowned for its excellent facilities and high-quality service, often referred to as the "Hilton Standard."
The hotel comprises rooms spanning from the 8th to the 38th floor, offering a total of 830 rooms, including suites. These rooms seamlessly blend international sophistication with Japanese aesthetics in their interior design, and all rooms are equipped with both wired and wireless internet access.
Within the hotel, you can find a variety of dining options, including the Japanese restaurant "Jyuni Saku," the Chinese restaurant "Dynasty," "Metropolitan Grill," Bar & Lounge ZATTA, and the dining floor TSUNOHAZU, which hosts six different restaurants and bars. Additionally, the hotel boasts 21 banquet and meeting rooms, with the capacity to accommodate up to 600 guests for formal banquets and 900 guests for standing receptions. Other amenities include a wedding chapel, indoor pool, gym, sauna, outdoor tennis courts, and an underground parking facility, making it a versatile hotel with ample features.
For more detailed information about Hilton Tokyo, please visit their website at hiltontokyo.jp.
Hilton is a global leader in the hospitality industry with approximately 7,300 hotels (with over 1.1 million rooms) operating in 123 countries and territories worldwide. Committed to being the world's most hospitable company, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its 100-plus-year history. It is recognized as one of the top companies in Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" and has been consecutively named a global leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, a leading ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investment benchmark, for six years.
To enhance guest experiences, Hilton has been at the forefront of adopting industry-leading technologies, such as digital key sharing, pre-selected complimentary room upgrades, and "Confirmed Connecting Room" functionality. Among its 22 global brand portfolios, Hilton operates six brands with 25 hotels in Japan, including Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, LXR Hotels & Resorts, and Hilton Garden Inn.
Hilton takes pride in its award-winning guest loyalty program, "Hilton Honors," with a membership of over 165 million members. Hilton Honors members who book directly through Hilton's official reservation channels can earn points that can be redeemed for stays and experiences. Additionally, Hilton offers a free Hilton Honors app (https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/hilton-honors/id635150066), allowing guests to choose rooms, utilize digital check-in, and access digital keys (please note that digital key functionality may not be available at all hotels in Japan). For the latest information, please visit their website.
Pernod Ricard Overview
Pernod Ricard is the world's second-largest (※1) wine and spirits manufacturer and a leading company in the global spirits and wine market. In the fiscal year 2022, the consolidated sales reached 10.71 billion euros. The group holds 17 of the top 100 spirits brands in the world (※2) and boasts a diverse portfolio of over 240 premium brands sold in 160 countries, making it one of the industry's prominent and wide-ranging product providers.
Pernod Ricard's product lineup includes brands such as Absolut Vodka, Ricard (Pastis), Ballantine's, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute, The Glenlivet (Scotch whisky), Jameson (Irish whiskey), Martell (cognac), Havana Club (rum), Beefeater (gin), Malibu (liqueur), Maison Mumm, Perrier-Jouët (champagne), and many more.
Pernod Ricard operates as a decentralized organization with approximately 19,480 employees, consisting of six "Brand Companies" and "Market Companies" established in various markets. The company's strategy and commitment are built on three core values: "Entrepreneurial Spirit," "Mutual Trust," and "Strong Ethical Principles," guiding its business operations accordingly.
Furthermore, Pernod Ricard is committed to sustainable development, as evidenced by its support for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its roadmap, "Sustainability & Responsibility Roadmap to 2030 – Good Times from a Good Place." The company aims for sustainable growth while actively promoting responsible drinking. Its efforts in this regard have earned recognition, including a Gold rating from EcoVadis and its status as a leading company in the United Nations Global Compact.
Pernod Ricard is listed on NYSE Euronext (Ticker: RI, ISIN Code: FR0000120693) and is a member of the CAC40 Index and Euro Stoxx 50 Index.
(※1), (※2) Sources: IWSR 2021
Pernod Ricard in the Asian Market
Since entering the Thai, Hong Kong, and duty-free markets in 1983, Pernod Ricard has expanded its business presence in key countries, including Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Currently, the company operates 16 subsidiaries in these major markets. In each of these countries, Pernod Ricard conducts its wholesale distribution business, leveraging the exceptional marketing and sales activities of its local entities under the direction of the group's regional overseeing companies.
About Pernod Ricard Japan Co., Ltd.
Pernod Ricard Japan Co., Ltd. was established in 1990 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pernod Ricard Asia S.A.S. Since then, it has been engaged in the distribution of alcoholic beverages, primarily focusing on the group's products, in domestic liquor stores and the duty-free market. Over the years, Pernod Ricard Japan has achieved remarkable growth in the sale of alcoholic beverages in both the domestic and duty-free markets. Now, after 32 years since its inception, Pernod Ricard Japan possesses an outstanding portfolio in the spirits and wine sector and continues to evolve as a leading company in the domestic market.