Hilton Worldwide, ANA celebrate 25 years of New York/Tokyo flights

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and Japan-based airline ANA will introduce new culinary offerings from the executive chefs at Conrad Tokyo and Conrad New York, which are available in-flight between Tokyo and the United States, as well as in ANA Suite Lounges at Tokyo´s Haneda (HND) and Narita (NRT) Airports beginning March 1, the companies said.

The partnership honors the 25th anniversary of ANA´s first direct flight from Tokyo to New York and celebrates both cities´ vibrant cultures with a curated playlist and an in-flight destination video.

From March 1 to May 31, 2016, business class passengers on ANA flights between Tokyo and the United States will enjoy meals created by Chef Antonio Cardoso, executive chef of Atrio, Conrad New York´s Mediterranean-inspired wine bar and signature restaurant.

The new in-flight menu features a variety of satisfying dishes, including Moroccan rubbed swordfish grill with farro salad, red pepper conserva and young corn and red wine braised short rib. For desserts, chocolate panacotta with sweet blueberry compote and ricotta cheese cake with meyer lemon curd will be served. The menu will be updated on a seasonal basis, and is available on ANA flights departing from Narita Airport to all US destinations excluding red eye and Honolulu flights.

A three-course seasonal menu created by Chef Cardoso will also be offered on ANA business class flights departing from New York´s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport to Narita Airport between June 1 and August 31, 2016. Menu highlights include roasted branzino filet served with ratatouille vegetables and tomato saffron sauce, rosemary and herb-crusted beef tenderloin served with gratin of potatoes and seasonal vegetables, yuzu panacotta and dark chocolate mousse cake.

First class and ANA Diamond Service passengers traveling through the ANA Suite Lounges at Haneda and Narita Airports this year will be offered a special menu designed by Chef Albert Tse, executive chef of China Blue at Conrad Tokyo. The seasonally-inspired Chinese menu will be offered from September 1 to November 30, 2016.

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a global hospitality company, comprised of more than 4,600 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with more than 758,000 rooms in 100 countries and territories.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) was founded in 1952, and flies on 81 international routes and 112 domestic routes. The ANA group has 35,000 employees and a fleet of about 240 aircraft.