WORLDHOTELS has boosted its growing presence in Japan with the announcement that four RIHGA Royal Hotels in Osaka, Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima have joined as affiliates.
With a history spanning more than 70 years, RIHGA Royal Hotels has a proud reputation for first-rate hospitality and excellence and its properties are renowned as “Japan’s private guesthouses”.
The group flagship RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka has joined WORLDHOTELS’ Deluxe Collection. With cutting-edge technology and an elegant ambience, it is often called the “State Guest House of Kansai”. The five-star RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka features 973 guestrooms and a choice of 24 restaurants, bars, and lounges plus extensive conference facilities, and one of the largest ballrooms in Osaka which can accommodate up to 2,000 guests in theatre style and banqueting for 800.
Also joining WORLDHOTELS’ Deluxe Collection, RIHGA Royal Hotel Tokyo is located on the edge of Okuma Garden in downtown Tokyo and is adjacent to Waseda University in the metropolitan Shinjuku area, one of the world’s busiest commercial districts. The five-star hotel provides a taste of culture, tradition and tranquility with a luxurious European-style ambiance, with most of the 126 elegantly-appointed guest rooms overlooking the lovely Okuma Garden.
The long-established RIHGA Royal Hotel Kyoto near Kyoto Station is popular with both business and leisure travellers. The four-star hotel offers 484 guest rooms with traditional Kyoto features such as stone pavements, a green tea plantation and a Japanese Zen garden. A highlight is the top-floor French restaurant “Top of Kyoto” which is the only revolving restaurant in the city, offering a 360-degree panoramic view of the thousand-year-old ancient capital of Japan.
RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima also joins as a WORLDHOTELS affiliate. With a total of 488 guest rooms, the four-star property offers stunning views of the A-Bomb Dome and Miyajima, two UNESCO World Heritage sites, and Hiroshima Castle. Facilities also include French and Chinese restaurants, plus a fitness centre, indoor pool and conference facilities for up to 1,800.
“RIHGA Royal Hotels is renowned for earning the patronage of the Japanese imperial family as well as royalty, heads of state and key government officials from around the world. This partnership significantly strengthens our presence in Japan, an exciting attraction for both the leisure travel and MICE markets,” said Robert Hornman, Managing Director of WORLDHOTELS.
RIHGA Royal Hotels’ Managing Director Executive Toru Kawasaki said: “We are looking forward to extending our marketing and distribution reach globally through a successful long-term strategic partnership with WORLDHOTELS.”