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Winning “Luxury Travel Guide Award 2016” in Two Categories, Both Firsts in Japan

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AGORA Hospitalities Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Aya Aso, Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo), dedicated to the vision of “A Collection of Beautiful Japan,” is engaged in transforming hotels and ryokan (Japanese inns) to offer a higher-value experience and deliver the beauty of Japan to the world. AGORA Hospitalities operates the AGORA Hotel Alliance, which won the Luxury Travel Guide Award 2016 for “Luxury Hotel Group of the Year for Japan.” Among the Alliance hotels is Kyu Karuizawa Hotel, which also won a Luxury Travel Guide Award 2016, in the “Luxury Rural Retreat of the Year for Japan” category. In both cases, it is the first time a Japanese enterprise has received an award in the category

AGORA Hospitalities Co., Ltd. President & CEO, Aya Aso expressed her delight at the awards as follows: “On behalf of the entire Group, I am honored to receive those globally recognized awards. We intend to build on this achievement to continue attracting people from all over the world to a wide range of beautiful Japanese destinations. It is also a great honor for the Kyu Karuizawa Hotel to receive this prestigious accolade in its first year of operation, and gives the hotel tremendous encouragement moving forward.”

【Luxury Hotel Group of the Year for Japan】

This award is presented to hotel groups and alliances that operate multiple facilities. Nomination of individual hotels within a group can lead to positive overall assessment of the entire group. A total of 5 Hotel Groups were nominated in Japan, of which the AGORA Hotel Alliance became the first in Japan to earn the award.

◆ AGORA Hotel Alliance Total no. of hotels: 12 / Total no. of guest rooms: 938

Hotels : hotel AGORA Regency Sakai (Osaka, Sakai Guest rooms: 241)

hotel AGORA Osaka・moriguchi (Osaka, Moriguchi Guest rooms: 175)

AGORA Fukuoka Hilltop Hotel & Spa (Fukuoka Pref., Fukuoka Guest rooms: 48)

AGORA PLACE ASAKUSA (Tokyo, Taito Guest rooms: 145)

Nojiriko Hotel EL BOSCO (Nagano Pref., Shinano Guest rooms: 50)

Furuyu Onsen ONCRI (Saga Pref., Saga Guest rooms: 38)

IMAISO (Shizuoka Pref., Kamo Guest rooms: 45)

ABURAYA-Ryokan (Nagano Pref., Suwa Guest rooms: 37)

Kyu Karuizawa Hotel (Nagano Pref., Kitasaku Guest rooms: 50)

KAKUJORO (Aichi Pref., Tahara Guest rooms: 10)

IZUTSURO (Aichi Pref., Tahara Guest rooms: 10)

Matsumoto Hotel Kagetsu (Nagano Pref., Matsumoto Guest rooms: 89)

【Luxury Rural Retreat of the Year for Japan】

This award recognizes hotels in locations away from urban centers where guests can relax in natural surroundings, and which offer outstanding service, premium quality, and an extensive range of amenities to enjoy. A total of 6 hotels were nominated in Japan, of which the Kyu Karuizawa Hotel became the first in Japan to earn the award.

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