Conrad Tokyo’s Sommelier Awarded as the Contemporary Master Craftsman
TOKYO - Satoru Mori, our multi-award-winning Executive Sommelier of Conrad Tokyo, was selected to receive the 2017 Contemporary Master Craftsman awards. The Contemporary Master Craftsman system, under the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan, is intended to honor technicians with outstanding skills who are recognized as leaders in their fields.
Mori, who was ranked 8th at the 15th Contest of the Best Sommelier of the World last year, joined Conrad Tokyo as Head Sommelier in 2013. He brings an encyclopedic knowledge and passion for wine to Conrad Tokyo. A native of Japan, he originally graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Political Science from Nihon University in 2000, but decided to pursue the world of oenology, obtaining Wine Expert and Sommelier qualifications from the prestigious Japan Sommelier Association in September 1998 and 2003 respectively. He graduated with his Senior Sommelier qualification from the same organization in April 2011 and in April 2013, was awarded an International Sommelier qualification from the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale.
Mori, who is also fluent in English, has dedicated his career to sharing his knowledge and love of wine, drawing on his extensive international experience including over a decade at the acclaimed Restaurant La Tour d'Argent at Hotel New Otani Tokyo. He has also honed his skills working with leading chefs and sommeliers in Sydney and Adelaide in Australia, and Napa, California.
In addition, in France, he trained at the prestigious La Tour d'Argent Paris in France, Hotel de Bourbon in Bourges, and Abbaye Saint Ambroix, a Le Guide Rouge, 1-star restaurant.
Mori commented on this award "it is such an honor and privileged to have sommelier as a profession recognized in this way. I will continue to thrive, committed to offering the best wine cultural experiences here at the Conrad Tokyo and beyond." Neil McInnes, General Manager of the Conrad Tokyo said, "on behalf of the entire Conrad Tokyo team, I am thrilled for another great achievement for him and proud to have him on our team. With Conrad Tokyo celebrating 13th year since opening, I am confident that he will continue to play a key role in further offering our guests a fully immersive, inspiring dining experience here at Conrad Tokyo."
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Conrad Tokyo is a luxurious modern icon with breathtaking bay views just minutes from the shopping and entertainment centers of Ginza and Roppongi. Awarded the highest level of comfort for hotels in Tokyo in the Michelin Guide for ten consecutive years, Conrad Tokyo is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers seeking a contemporary sanctuary in the heart of Tokyo. Conrad Tokyo was recently chosen as the "Gold List 2013" in Condé Nast Traveler and awarded the "Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice", recognizing it as one of the "Top 25 Hotels in Japan", and "Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Japan." For further information, please visit www.conradtokyo.com and connect with Conrad Tokyo at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, and www.twitter.com/conradtokyo.
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