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.

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

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