Nangoku Corporation, a general trading company located in Kagoshima City, announced that they have signed an agreement with Marriott International for a Sheraton-branded hotel to be built as part of a large redevelopment of a city block. This will be the 2nd Sheraton to open in Kagoshima Prefecture and the 10th in Japan.
The 223-room hotel will be built on the site of the former Kagoshima City Transportation Bureau rail yards. Construction of the 19-storey hotel will start in 2018 with a scheduled opening for early 2022. The 2.5 hectare redevelopment site is 1.2 kilometers east of Kagoshima-Chuo Station.
The 50 billion Yen (approx. 455 million USD) redevelopment also includes a hospital, 130-unit condominium and retail facilities.
The Nikkei Shimbun, January 6, 2018.
The Mainichi Shimbun, December 25, 2017.