September 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) celebrates the opening of 18th ANA Crowne Plaza hotel in Okayama, Japan. The ANA Crowne Plaza Okayama is conveniently located right in front of Okayama train station that is less than an hour from Osaka or Kobe by Shinkansen.
Okayama prefecture is another attractive destination for tourists with rich historical sites, such as Okayama Castle (over 400 years old – built in 1597) and Okayama Korakuen (over 300 years old – built in 1700) , which are only 10 minutes by car from the hotel. Okayama is famous for a variety of local products including Bizen Pottery, high quality fruits (Muscat Grape and Peach), Japanese sake and farm products.
ANA Crowne Plaza Okayama, with 219 rooms, 4 function rooms and 4 restaurants and bars rebranded on 1 September, making it the third ANA Crowne Plaza in Chugoku region in Japan after Hiroshima and Ube.
Fergus Stewart, Head of Japan, IHG commented “We are honored to introduce the 18th ANA Crowne Plaza to Okayama. We are sure that the hotel as only international hotel brand in Okayama, will well position themselves by combining Crowne Plaza’s global knowledge with the hotel’s local trust developed for the last 10 years.“
IHG is the largest international hotel operator in Japan with 32 hotels across four brands, including 7 InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, 18 Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts and 4 Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts.
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