Kyoto Hotel Okura
The Kyoto Hotel Okura is a 17-story building ideally located in the city center, with 322 spacious guest rooms featuring views of the city, and a variety of excellent restaurants. Many of Kyoto's top restaurants, sights, and shops are within a short walk, making this hotel perhaps the best located in the city.
The Caledonian Sky
The Caledonian Sky, formerly the Hebridean Spirit, is a 114-passenger premier expedition ship newly refurbished in 2012. All cabins have an ocean view, en suite bathroom with walk-in shower and/or bathtub, spacious wardrobe or walk-in closet, safe, mini-bar, individually controlled heat/air conditioner, flat-screen television, and sitting area with sofa. Twenty-three of the suites feature private balconies. The shipís amenities include a dining room, two lounges with bar service, small library and gym, sun deck with comfortable lounge chairs, hairdresser, laundry service, and gift shop. An elevator services all passenger cabin decks. The Caledonian Skyís chefs prepare quality international meals, pre-dominantly Western-style, served in a single open seating. A friendly crew provides exceptional, personalized service, with more than a 1:2 crew-to-passenger ratio. The ship features advanced satellite navigation and communication equipment, roll stabilizers, and a fleet of Zodiac landing craft.
The Palace Hotel in Tokyo has just emerged from an extensive renovation, and is now one of the most appealing hotels in the city, with a prime central location near the Imperial Palace. All group rooms feature balconies with views of the Imperial Palace gardens.