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Mori Trust to develop luxury hotel near Nara Park

Mori Trust to develop luxury hotel near Nara Park

Mori Trust has won the bid to develop a hotel on the edge of Nara’s Yoshikien Garden and Nara Park. Mori is planning to have architect Kengo Kuma design the buildings, and will be seeking out an international luxury hotel brand to operate the hotel. 

Kyoto hotel industry boosted by foreign tourists

Kyoto hotel industry boosted by foreign tourists

Hotel revenues and occupancy rates in Kyoto are rising thanks to the recent boom in foreign tourist numbers. Even the typical off-season months in winter and summer are now seeing strong demand for accommodation. According to the Kyoto Convention Bureau, a survey of 34 hotels catering to foreign tourists found that the hotel occupancy rate…

Otemachi’s first serviced apartments to open this month

Otemachi’s first serviced apartments to open this month

Otemachi, one of Japan’s top business districts, will see the opening of its very first residences at the end of this month. Until now, there have been no apartments or residential options in the Otemachi and Marunouchi districts. Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo is located on the top 9 floors of the recently completed Otemachi Park Building. The…

Hakone modernist hotel to close next year

Hakone modernist hotel to close next year

Hakone Hotel Kowaki-en will close its doors in January 2018, marking the end of 60 years of operations. The 224-room hotel was designed by modernist architect Yoshimura Junzo and built in 1959. The hotel’s garden dates back to 1914. The hotel closure is due to aging buildings and facilities. The owner and operator, Fujita Kanko,…

Details released for Akasaka Twin Tower Redevelopment Site

Details released for Akasaka Twin Tower Redevelopment Site

Details were released earlier this month on the Akasaka 2 Chome Project near Tameikesanno Station in Tokyo. The project has received special permission under the National Strategic Special Zones Law and town planning approval is expected in 2017 or 2018. Completion is tentatively scheduled for 2022. The 11,866 sqm site is owned by Mori Trust…

Luxury hotel planned for historic site in Nara Park

Luxury hotel planned for historic site in Nara Park

Nara Prefecture is accepting bids from private companies for a hotel development to be located within the Nara Park grounds in Nara City. The 1.3 hectare site is located on the southern side of Nara Park’s Ukimi-do Hall, and was purchased by the prefecture from the national government in 2005. Prior to the Meiji Restoration,…

Yamaha Resort Tsumagoi sold to Kobe-based hotel operator

Yamaha Resort Tsumagoi sold to Kobe-based hotel operator

Hotel Management International (HMI Hotel Group) will acquire the Yamaha Resort Tsumagoi in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka, in March. The seller is Yamaha Corporation. The sale price has not been announced.

Niseko luxury condominium/hotel opens this month

Niseko luxury condominium/hotel opens this month

AYA Niseko, a luxury ski-in ski-out condominium/hotel located on the Grand Hirafu Resort ski slope, opened its doors this month. The 79-unit building is already almost 90% sold out, with the final few apartments expected to sell over the ski season. The majority of apartments were in the 88 ~ 90 sqm range and priced…

400-room hotel planned opposite Olympic Stadium

400-room hotel planned opposite Olympic Stadium

Major Japanese real estate company Mitsui Fudosan and Meiji Shrine are planning to develop a 13-story, 400-room hotel to be located directly across the street from the Olympic Stadium. If approved, construction of the 50-meter tall building could start in January 2018 with completion by mid-2019.

Two 235m towers for Shibaura

Two 235m towers for Shibaura

Nomura Real Estate is redeveloping one of their office towers in Shibaura, Tokyo. The 40,000 square meter site is located just south of Hamamatsucho Station on the Yamanote Line and near Tokyo’s waterfront. The Shibaura 1 Chome Redevelopment Project will include two 235m tall buildings with a total floor area of 580,000 sqm (approx. 6.24…

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