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Nikko Expands Properties in China

JAL Hotels, operator of the
Nikko Hotels International group of luxury international hotels, continues
to expand in the booming Chinese market with the addition of Dalian and
Tianjin hotels. “China is one of the most important markets for our group,” states Mr.
Shosuke Machida, President of JAL Hotels Co., Ltd. “Our first priorities
as target locations for growth in China are the 13 cities where Japan
Airlines, our parent company, has air routes, including both Dalian and

Currently operated as the “Hilton Dalian”, the Dalian property will be re-
opened and managed by Nikko Hotels as “Hotel Oriental Palace Dalian” on
April 20, 2005.

Located at the center of Dalian, Hotel Oriental Palace Dalian was built in
2000 and is situated in a city landmark complex that consists of office
and residential towers as well as a shopping mall. The five-star hotel has
372 guest rooms. Its facilities include multiple banquet and dining rooms,
a business center and a health club.

Dalian, located at the southern tip of Liaoning Peninsula, has a
population of 5.9 million and is a major international port city in the
northeastern part of China.

Construction on the Tianjin property, “Hotel Nikko Tianjin,” is expected
to be completed by the end of March 2007. The hotel is scheduled to open
in early July of that year.


Hotel Nikko Tianjin will be a five-star hotel with 373 guest rooms and
luxury facilities such as restaurants, a bar, a banquet hall, meeting
rooms, an indoor pool, a spa & fitness room, and a business center. The
hotel will be built as part of a commercial complex, “The Exchange,” on
Tianjin’s main boulevard, Nanjing Avenue.