Fortress to buy operator of Seagaia resort

On May 10, Sega Sammy Holdings announced the planned sale of the operator of Seagaia resort in Miyazaki to Fortress Investment Group.Read more

Japan’s shrinking hotel sizes

Hotel construction may have resumed to a normal pace post-pandemic, but the average floor size per building is shrinking rapidly. Nationwide, the average GFA of a hotel built in 2023 was 72% smaller than the recent high seen in 2018.Read more

Inbound tourism recovery bolsters hotel occupancy and room rates

With Japan's inbound tourism market now starting to exceed pre-pandemic levels, conditions are looking positive for hotel operators. A recent survey by Tokyo Shoko Research (TSR) found that 80% of the hotels were reporting occupancy rates of 80% and higher. Room rates, too, are now seeing pricing higher than 2019 levels.Read more

Business confidence returns to hotel operators as travel spending exceeds pre-pandemic level

Domestic travel spending by Japanese travellers saw a 14.8% increase in 2023 compared to the pre-pandemic level in 2019. According to the Japan Tourism Agency (JTA), travellers spent an average of 63,212 Yen per person.Read more

Luxury apartments and hotel planned for Yokohama high-rise

A high-rise tower containing luxury rental apartments and an internationally-branded hotel is set to open in Yokohama in 2027. On April 10, Sumitomo Realty & Development announced details of what’s planned to go in its 40-story mixed-use project located in the Kitanaka district near Bashamichi Station.Read more

Tsukiji Fish Market redevelopment proposal announced last week

The proposed redevelopment plan for the old Tsukiji Fish Market site in Tokyo was announced last week by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Mitsui Fudosan has been selected to lead a group of 11 project participants.Read more

Developer aims to fill gap in group-stay and long-term hotel market

Just 4% of the hotels in Japan’s major cities have rooms that can accommodate three or more guests. Meanwhile, approximately half of the foreign travelers visiting Japan are coming in groups of three or more. Only a small number of hotel developers have picked up on this mismatch.Read more