Japan’s first Hilton Curio Collection hotel to open in Karuizawa

Tokyu Land Corporation has entered into a franchise agreement with Hilton Hotels & Resorts to open Japan’s first Curio Collection by Hilton hotel in Karuizawa.

KYUKARUIZAWA KIKYO, Curio Collection by Hilton is the rebrand of the former Kyu-Karuizawa Hotel that was acquired by Tokyu in March 2017. It is scheduled to re-open in spring of 2018. The 39-year old hotel sits on a 5,800 sqm site located 1.2km north of Karuizawa Station. Almost 90% of the 50 rooms are over 40 sqm (430 sq ft) in size.

Karuizawa has 45 hotels, 11 ryokans and 62 pensions. In 2016, the town had 8.465 million tourists, a 0.4% increase from 2015 and a 7.1% increase from 2007. Over half of the tourists visit during the summer months of June, July and August as the town elevated position provides for relatively cool summer temperatures.

Sources:
The Mainichi Shimbun, January 10, 2018.
Tokyu Fudosan Holdings Press Release, June 1, 2017.

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