Revisiting small hotel listings now that borders are about to reopen

Starting October 11, Japan’s inbound tourism restrictions introduced during the pandemic will be fully lifted with entry procedures returning to pre-pandemic norms. With inbound tourism about to kick into high gear, let’s take an updated look at the smaller hotels that have been listed for sale recently. A note to readers: you won’t find information published online about larger or higher quality assets available for purchase as information on those listings cannot be shared publicly.

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Shibuya Upper West Project Details Released

On July 21, Tokyu Corporation and L Catterton Real Estate (a US-based investment company) released details of their planned redevelopment of the Tokyu Department Store in Shibuya. The joint venture will see a 164.8-meter tall mixed-use high-rise containing retail, a small luxury hotel, and high-grade rental apartments.

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Seibu confirms hotel portfolio sale to GIC

On June 30, Seibu Holdings confirmed that it would be selling 31 of its hotel and golf facilities to an affiliate of Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC. The sale price is 147.1 billion Yen (approx. US$1.09 billion thanks to a historically cheap Yen), with Seibu posting an 80 billion Yen gain on the sale.

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