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Published on : Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Hilton is all set to start its new sea front property in Okinawa in 2016. It will comprise of 190 rooms. The new agreement so signed with Dijaya Land Development Sdn Bhd will entrust them with responsibility of managing Okinawa Kin in Kin. This is going to be a part of integrated resort development undertaken in the eastern side of the mainland of Okinawa faxing the Kin bay and a pacific ocean. This provides an ideal place for luxury travelling set amidst beaches.
Guy Phillips, vice-president, development, Asia-Pacific, Hilton Worldwide said, “Having operated in Japan for half a century, Hilton Worldwide today operates ten properties located in key leisure and business locations across the country, from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south, with one more to open next year in Chatan, Okinawa,” he further added, “Hilton Okinawa Kin will be our 12th property in Japan, and presents an opportunity to fly another Hilton flag in a key destination for our iconic, flagship brand. Backed by a strong partner like Dijaya Land Development Sdn Bhd, we are confident that this hotel will perform well and continue to deliver quality hospitality experiences synonymous with the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand.”
The hotel will be at 48 km distance from Naha International Airport. The 12 storey Hilton will be accessible directly from Naha city. The hotel has chosen in ideal travel destination spot as Kin is very famous for its sightseeing that includes Churaumi Aquarium, Okinawa National Ocean Park, Kokusai Street, Shuri Castle, Statue of Himeyuri and the northern resort areas.
Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resortssaid,“Our story in Japan began in 1963 with the opening of the Tokyo Hilton in Akasaka as one of the first truly global hotel brands to commence trading in the country. This remarkable journey continues to this day as we continue to expand into key destinations in Japan, and Hilton Okinawa Kin will continue our legacy in world-class hospitality alongside its sister properties located in key cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka as well as the Hilton Okinawa Chatan, which will open next year.”
Apart from it being the most sought after travel destination for the local and domestic people of Japan, it has grown in popularity in from Korea, Taiwan and China. Dato’ Dickson Tan, group managing director, Dijaya Land Development Sdn Bhd said, “The Hilton Okinawa Kin will be part of the first integrated resort development of its kind in Okinawa and we are confident that it will be well placed to meet the demands of both domestic and international travellers looking for world-class accommodation in Okinawa.
Okinawa exhales as the largest tourism industry hub that welcomes about 5.9 million travelers round the year. Hilton’s beach front investment in Okinawa will add a boost to its tourism.
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