Set to be operational August 1st, this will be Oakwood’s first property in Japan located outside of Tokyo, joining 11 other serviced apartments in the country, as well as a growing portfolio of nearly 60 Oakwood branded properties globally.
Japan has taken the top spot on the Henley Passport Index, now offering its citizens visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to a record total of 189 destinations.
Mitsui Fudosan has signed an agreement with Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts to open Japan’s first Bvlgari Hotel in the large-scale, mixed-use development planned for the Tokyo Station area.
Trainline has announced its entrance into Asia through a partnership with JTB, one of the few Japan Rail appointed global wholesalers. The partnership means that Trainline leisure customers now have full access to the Japan Rail pass, which enables travel on trains across the whole of Japan through one, simple ticket and at a fixed price.
Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo, the first Hyatt Centric hotel in the Asia-Pacific region, has opened its doors. Located on the fashionable Namiki-dori street in cosmopolitan Ginza, the 164-room full-service lifestyle hotel offers travellers a home base in a neighbourhood where even the most avid explorers can stay entertained for days on end.
Hokkaido is already famous for its mountain splendour, and the future of the landscape just got rosier. Fresh from victory at the World Ski Awards, Kamori Kanko and Nisade have announced a partnership that will launch a multi-million-dollar makeover of Rusutsu Resort.
Japan Airlines has celebrated the opening of its second daily non-stop service between London Heathrow and Tokyo Haneda Airport. The carrier held a gate ceremony in London to mark the launch.
Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower is opening in Nagoya on October 2nd. Occupying the 31-36 floors of the impressive newly-constructed Global Gate building in the Sasashima Live 24 region, the hotel has 170 guest rooms, an exclusive club lounge, a restaurant, a gym and a business centre.
The Intrepid Group has opened its first office in Japan to meet a growing demand from increasingly adventurous travellers visiting the country. Inbound tourism to Japan has been growing rapidly, up 16.9 per cent, and the country is expecting to see a further increase in travellers in the lead up to the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
Marriott International, together with Ian Schrager, has announced the signing of two separate agreements with Mori Trust for two new properties in Tokyo. The trust is the largest owner and franchisee of Marriott International hotels in Japan.
Pullman Tokyo Tamachi is being developed as part of the MSB Tamachi mixed-used complex and will open for the fall of 2018. Featuring 143 rooms, the contemporary designed hotel successfully connects the international style of Pullman with a delicate touch of Japanese art and culture.