Halloween is a magical time for children, but families traveling with kids often find it challenging to make sure their little ones get the holiday fun they deserve. When traveling overseas, it can be especially challenging, but for families visiting Kanazawa in Japan’s Ishikawa prefecture this Halloween, the Hyatt Centric Kanazawa offers a curated stay specially designed to capture the spirit of the season.
Every day until the end of October, the hotel serves afternoon tea with a twist — an assortment of Halloween sweets designed to spook and delight with their creativity and whimsy. This special tea menu consists of a variety of sweets showcasing both the artistry of the hotel’s chefs and the flavors of Kanazawa.
Treats include a black cream puff crafted from bamboo charcoal and filled with a delicate pumpkin cream, then topped with a sweet little smiling ghost made of Chantilly cream. A “poisonous” apple mouse consists of an apple jelly filling shaped into an apple and coated with a mixture of raspberries and bamboo charcoal, giving it a sinister glaze that looks like a real apple. The spread also includes a Mont Blanc, a classic French dessert made of a chestnut-flavored purée, but rather than piped into the traditional vermicelli-noodle shape, this Halloween version is molded into a brain for a spooky snack to accompany afternoon tea. The brain sits atop an almond-flavored dough and a Kaga-bocha cream, a roasted green tea unique to the area.
The afternoon tea is available daily at the hotel’s FIVE Grill & Lounge, 12–5 p.m., and is a perfect way to relax and unwind after a day of sightseeing and shopping.
For an adult treat, head to the hotel’s Roof Terrace Bar for a special Halloween cocktail. The Addams Groove, inspired by the family-favorite movie, The Addams Family, is a unique take on the classic gin fizz. Made with black jelly, the drink features a chocolate eyeball and a dried lemon to set a spooky vibe.
The Halloween tea treats aren’t the only reason to schedule your stay at the Hyatt Centric Kanzawa this season. The hotel, which celebrates its third anniversary this year, offers a special deal to guests who book by Oct. 30 for a stay of at least two nights between now and Dec. 29. By using the code LATE and prepaying for your stay, you can get a 20 percent discount off the daily rate.
The hotel is located directly in front of Kanazawa Station, the current end point of Japan’s infamous bullet train. With a seamless blend of Western accommodations and Japanese artistry, these luxurious accommodations are ideally located to connect you with the heart of Kanazawa and give you a jumping off point for exploring all the region has to offer.
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