Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. announced that it signed a sales partnership agreement with Shiroyama Kanko Co., Ltd., also a Japanese hospitality company, which makes the company’s Hotel Shiroyama Kagoshima the latest addition to Okura Hotels & Resorts as of April 1st.
The 365-room luxury resort in Kagoshima City is located on a hilltop in the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu region, Japan’s southern island, which provides stunning views of Kinko Bay and Sakurajima, a well-known active volcano. Its facilities include 13 different dining options, 18 banquet and meeting rooms and several specialty stores, including a tax-free shop for foreign visitors. The hotel is also known for its spa and outdoor hot spring (traditional Japanese onsen) facilities, where guests can enjoy the magnificent view while relaxing in the bath. As a new Okura Hotels & Resorts property, the hotel now offers special perks to members of One Harmony, Hotel Okura Co.’s loyalty program.
With its natural beauties and vibrant cultures, Kyushu has become an increasingly popular destination for foreign visitors. The ratio of international guests at Hotel Shiroyama Kagoshima has also been growing, and with Okura’s global network, it intends to penetrate international markets further. Kagoshima occupies the southernmost tip of Kyushu. There are direct flights between Kagoshima and four Asian cities: Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Taipei, all relatively short trips. Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. operates eight properties in Kyushu.
Hotel Okura Co.’s overseas expansion includes The Okura Prestige Bangkok and The Okura Prestige Taipei, opened in 2012. Okura’s subsidiary, JAL Hotels Co., Ltd., opened Hotel Nikko Guangzhou in 2014, and will open Hotel Nikko Suzhou and Hotel Nikko Taizhou this year (all in China), and Hotel Nikko Bangkok in 2018. Okura will add a Manila property in 2018 and The Okura Prestige Phnom Penh in 2019.
Hotel Okura Co., Ltd.
Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., founded in 1958 and headquartered in Tokyo, opened Hotel Okura Tokyo, its flagship, in 1962. The company has extensive business operations in hospitality and related industries and manages Okura Hotels & Resorts, a network of 26 hotels in/outside Japan. Its subsidiary, international hospitality company JAL Hotels Co., Ltd., manages 47 hotels in two groups: international luxury hotel group Nikko Hotels International, and Hotel JAL City, mid-priced business hotels in Japan.