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Japanese hotel pipeline looks strong in 2020

Japan’s hotel pipeline is in good shape for the coming decade and has several impressive openings that travelers will appreciate.

Japan is entering the new decade in force, according to figures and statistics taken from the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database.

We take a look at what’s going on in the pipeline from Japan and take a look at what projects to watch out for.

2020 sets the tone for the decade in Japan

Studying the numbers from the TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database reveals a lot about the health of a country’s hospitality industry, and based on statistics and projections pulled from the database, it appears that Japan is falling behind. doing well at the start of the new decade, with a total of 81 projects underway. (16,471 rooms).

2020 is shaping up to be a busy year for Japan’s hospitality industry, as 39 of the total pipeline projects will open this year, bringing 6,823 new rooms to the country.

20 hotels will open in 2021, while 2022 will welcome 12 new properties, and 10 more in 2023 and beyond. All new hotels in Japan will be in the first-class luxury segment, with 46 4-star properties and 35 5-star properties opening in the coming years.

The majority of the hotels in the pipeline are either under construction or in the pre-planning phase, with some in the pre-opening phase, setting the stage for various openings over the next 12 months.

Top cities and brands

Perhaps not surprisingly, most openings are limited to major Japanese cities, with Tokyo boasting 10 new hotels, Osaka six, Okinawa and Kyoto five each, and Yokohama four.

The brand spread extends to both local and international groups, with the most popular brand being Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott with 15 new openings on the horizon, followed by Hilton Hotels and Resorts with five properties due to open, according to the Ritz-Carlton. three and Nikko Hotels International with two.

Notable hotel projects in Japan

The Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba is the largest ongoing project in Japan. 884 rooms are spread over 30 floors in this 4-star renovation of an existing property. Aimed at business travelers visiting Tokyo for work, the hotel has 17 banquet and meeting rooms, nine restaurants and bars, two wedding chapels, a health club, an outdoor pool and a treatment clinic. of beauty.

Hoshino Resorts OMO7 Osaka Shin-Imamiya is a new 5 star construction project currently under construction. The hotel, scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2022, will be next to a train station in Osaka, making it an ideal base for exploring the many highlights of this captivating city. The property is intended to unleash the tourism potential of the region and to celebrate Osaka’s local history and culture.

The Hilton Okinawa Sesoko Resort is a 300-key project slated to open in the middle of this year. A newly constructed 5-star hotel and resort located in a prime position near the Okinawa coast, the property offers panoramic ocean views and is perfect for special occasions, such as weddings and large events.

Finally, the Kimpton Tokyo Shinjuku is an urban property in central Tokyo that will open in the second quarter of 2020. With 162 rooms, meeting and event rooms for up to 300 people, three locally inspired restaurants and a fully equipped wellness center. studio, guests will find everything they need to enjoy both the Kimpton experience and the frenetic energy of the Japanese capital.

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