Published on : Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Scheduled to welcome its first guests in May 2018, Best Western Plus Hotel Fino Chitose is situated just 3.2km from New Chitose Airport, the main domestic and international gateway to the island of Hokkaido.
This convenient location places guests within easy reach of some of the island’s most desirable business and tourism destinations, including Sapporo, Hokkaido’s largest city and administrative center; and Niseko, the major ski resort and outdoor adventure hub.
The hotel also becomes one of the closest internationally-branded hotels to New Chitose, Japan’s fifth busiest airport. Handling more than 20 million passengers per year, this major air hub provides direct connections to and from major cities all across Asia and beyond, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur.
“With its snow-capped peaks, national parks and fresh mountain air, Hokkaido is a natural paradise for visitors – especially those from Asia’s most crowded cities. So it is no surprise that the island is welcoming a rising number of international visitors, the vast majority of whom travel through New Chitose Airport,” commented Olivier Berrivin, Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ Managing Director of International Operations – Asia.
“With the launch of Best Western Plus Hotel Fino Chitose in May 2018, we will be able to offer travelers a world-class upper-midscale hotel within easy reach of New Chitose Airport. Suited to both business and leisure travelers, including families, this exceptional new property will be ideal for guests wanting to break up their journey to and from Hokkaido, or those seeking a convenient base for their activities on the island,” Olivier added.
Best Western Plus Hotel Fino Chitose will feature a total of 154 guest rooms, including a selection of Japanese-style family rooms for up to four guests. All rooms come equipped with modern facilities including flat-screen TVs, kettles and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel will also feature a 24-hour front desk, daily housekeeping and laundry, supported by Best Western’s world-famous service standards.
The signing of this new hotel comes just weeks after Best Western returned to the island of Hokkaido with the launch of the 60-room Best Western Sapporo Odori-Koen in downtown Sapporo.
Hokkaido hosts a year-round calendar of events, including the famous Sapporo Snow Festival which attracts more than two million people each year. The nearby Niseko area is quickly developing a global reputation for its world-class winter sports, hot spring resorts, golf courses and other outdoor activities.