Five months after the launch of the first DoubleTree by Hilton in Naha, Okinawa, Hilton Worldwide announced that they will be launching the Hilton Okinawa Chatan, their 11th property in Japan. With nearly 5.5 million visitors a year in the resort island, it was a natural choice for the Hilton brand to enter the Okinawa market, according to Andrew Clough senior vice president of development for the Middle East & Asia-Pacific.
The hotel is set to open in 2014 and will have 346 rooms, that of course will carry the trademark luxury and comfort of the Hilton hotels. It will be located in Mihama, right across the Mihama American Village, considered to be one of the largest shopping complexes in Okinawa. The hotel will have nine floors and will include two restaurants a lobby lounge, spa, gym, indoor and outdoor pools, plus a business centre and 530m² function room.
Tourism plays a large role in the economy of Okinawa and brings in around US$5 billion annually. Clough is confident that the Hilton Okinawa Chatan will bring stiff competition to the other local and international hotels in the area.
Dave Horton, Global Head of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, says that his new hotel is another important chapter as the brand strengthens its presence in the Asia Pacific Region. “This hotel will deliver the world-class hospitality synonymous with our brand and Hilton Worldwide”, Horton adds.
[ via Travel Daily Media ]