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ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kobe ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kobe Naoki Watanabe appointed as head chef of authentic Italian restaurant “Restaurant & Bar Level 36”

Shin-Kobe Holding Co., Ltd.
[ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kobe] Naoki Watanabe appointed as head chef of authentic Italian restaurant “Restaurant & Bar Level 36”
ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kobe (General Manager: Megumi Hara, Location: Chuo-ku, Kobe City) has appointed Naoki Watanabe as the head chef of the authentic Italian restaurant “Restaurant & Bar Level 36”, effective June 1, 2024. I’ll let you know what I did. Mr. Watanabe, who has built up a career as a chef all over the country and has over 10 years of experience as a head chef at top hotels, will help Restaurant & Bar Level 36 to create dishes that make use of locally sourced ingredients and are loved by a wide variety of customers. We hope that we will continue to provide this.
[Image 1:×1920.jpg] After graduating from vocational school, Watanabe began his career as a chef at Daiichi Hotel Tokyo. Watanabe, who has always loved Italian food, visited Italy on a trip and realized once again the depth of Italian cuisine, and decided to pursue it. In his late 20s, after training in Italian cuisine at Sabatini, a long-established Italian restaurant with its main branch in Rome, Italy, he spent 10 years as a head chef at hotels in Tokyo and Osaka, and Aroma Fresca in Nagoya. . I have now been appointed as the head chef of Level 36, our hotel’s restaurant and bar.
[Image 2:×1600.jpg] The appeal of Italian cuisine, which uses locally produced,
high-quality ingredients to deliver dishes that convey the four seasons, is that “we do not overdo the ingredients when preparing our dishes, and we use simple cooking methods that bring out the best of their characteristics, allowing us to cook dishes in the shortest possible distance. “It’s about creating the best dish.” Restaurant & Bar Level36 is located in Shin-Kobe and is frequented by a wide variety of customers, so we want to convey the goodness of Italian cuisine while catering to everyone’s tastes. With the motto of “slow food,” which originated in Italy, we would like you to enjoy your meal while enjoying the view of the lush greenery from the
“We want to create menus that allow you to experience the four seasons through your meals, using locally sourced, seasonal, high-quality ingredients.We want to share the wonders of Hyogo ingredients not only with our traveling customers, but also with local residents. We aim to be a restaurant that will make you rediscover your senses.”
Restaurant & Bar Level 36 36th floor Tel 078-291-1133 Hours: 5:30pm – 9:00pm (L.O. 8:30pm)
*Closed: Sunday to Monday Restaurant details:
[Image 3:×1152.jpg] Contact information regarding this matter
ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe
marketing communications
Daniela Hartati
Tel: 078 291 1155 Fax: 078 291 1154
◆About ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe:
ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe is a 37-story high-rise hotel adjacent to Shin-Kobe Shinkansen Station, and is known as a landmark hotel in Kobe. Not only is it a convenient location, but it also has extensive facilities for banquets and weddings, including a banquet hall that can accommodate up to 2,500 people for buffet parties. In terms of lodging, we boast 592 guest rooms, the largest in Kobe city. Furthermore, the club floor, which consists of 76 rooms over 4 floors and a private lounge located on the top floor of the hotel, offers a higher level of service. As the highest-rise hotel in Kobe City, it is also known as a spot where you can enjoy the beautiful night view of Kobe. On January 20, 2010, it was rebranded as ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel, a co-branded hotel between global luxury hotel brands Crowne Plaza and ANA Hotels.
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As one of the world’s largest premium hotel brands operating in cities, airports, and resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts offers a comfortable time away from your daily routine, whether you are staying for business, leisure, or leisure. We offer a comprehensive range of services to ensure you get the best possible service. In addition to our in-room Sleep Advantage(R) program, we also offer 24-hour fitness, healthy food options, and more to ensure you have a fulfilling stay experience both on and off duty. In Japan, the ANA Crowne Plaza brand currently operates in 20 cities across Japan (Kushiro, Chitose, Sapporo, Akita, Appi Kogen, Niigata, Toyama, Kanazawa, Narita, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yonago, Matsuyama, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kumamoto) with more than 5,000 rooms, and its network continues to expand throughout Japan. For more information, please visit the brand’s official website and other SNS sites
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