Marriage Proposals Staged at HotelsSupportive Plans in Kyoto Successively11 October 2015 - Business/Company
Hotels in Kyoto have launched dining plans one after the other for assisting marriage proposals. High-class restaurants with beautiful night views stage scenes like a TV drama, leading to a happy-end to the proposal. Hotels aim to later be the venue for wedding ceremonies or wedding anniversaries.
Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto, in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, taking advantage of having the only restaurant with a 360-degree panoramic view of Kyoto City, started dining plans for marriage proposals in June. After providing a sparkling wine toast and French cuisine using seasonal ingredients, the staff brings a bouquet of flowers to the table at a sign from a customer to boost surprise and deep emotion of the scene. Additionally, hotels accept various requests, such as preparing an engagement ring. The plan costs from 25,000 yen.
More than 10 couples have already made use of the plan, which has a 100% success rate. After a marriage proposal has been accepted, the hotel provides accommodation coupons to customers who reserve it for their wedding receptions, leading to further use of the hotel.
Kyoto Tower Hotel, in Shimogyo Ward, emphasizes its night view from 100 meters aboveground. An exclusive plan for an observation room commanding a panoramic view of Kyoto City began in July. LED candle lights illuminate the floor area romantically. After a marriage proposal is accepted, cocktails for toasts are provided. Five couples favorably used this plan in August, and the number of users will double this month as it gains momentum.
Kyoto Century Hotel, in Shimogyo Ward, which has had this type of plan since 2012, has meal plans including a lending service for the hotel chapel, offering dessert with a hidden engagement ring, and other plans.
Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto, in Sakyo Ward, which is selling a plan where one of the couple confesses his or her love for the other after a meal, said expectantly, "We want people to incorporate the custom of spending their anniversary at a hotel into daily life."(translated by Galileo, Inc.)