DoubleTree by Hilton Toyama to Open in 2022
Hilton to debut its first property in the Hokuriku region in northwest Japan
October 17, 2019 // Franchising.com // TOKYO and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced that the company entered into a management agreement with Ikeda Hotel Management Co., Ltd. to open DoubleTree by Hilton Toyama in 2022. This is the first property for Hilton in the Hokuriku region, located in northwest Japan.
Toyama is well connected with various popular day trip destinations, including the Kurobe Alpine route, famous for massive snow walls, the traditional villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama, and the Noto Peninsula. Thanks to the Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train), connecting Tokyo with Toyama in about two hours, Hilton sees an opportunity to capture growing demand from international travelers.
“We are thrilled to conclude this agreement between Hilton and Ikeda Hotel Management,” said Guy Phillips, Senior Vice President, Development, Asia & Australasia, Hilton. “We see a growing demand from international travelers in Toyama and believe that DoubleTree by Hilton will be ideally suited to serve business and leisure demand in the market.”
“We are delighted to announce our first property in the Hokuriku region of Japan during our 100th anniversary year,” said Timothy Soper, Vice President, Operations, Japan, Korea, and Micronesia. "DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing global portfolio, with more than 565 properties in 47 countries around the world. We currently operate three DoubleTree hotels in Okinawa, with the DoubleTree by Hilton Toyama set to become the first on the main island of Japan. We look forward to welcoming guests in Toyama with our signature hospitality and famous, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie.”
The new 201-room hotel will offer guest facilities, including a restaurant, bar, function/meeting space, public bath, and fitness area. Located in front of Toyama Station, the hotel is also within close proximity to government offices and major tourist attractions.
“It is an honor to develop the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in the Hokuriku region with Hilton,” said Masatomo Ikeda, CEO of Ikeda Hotel Management Co., Ltd. “We would like to welcome guests from all over the world to DoubleTree by Hilton Toyama, which represents a new symbol of our city, located in front of Toyama Station. The new hotel will offer great value through Hilton’s well-established global network, and we believe it will contribute to the local economy by stimulating local tourism demand, creating job opportunities, and by collaborating with local companies.”
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 565 upscale hotels with more than 130,000 rooms across six continents. Over the past 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has maintained its philosophy that it’s the little things that make a big difference, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the local community. Thanks to the dedication of its Team Members, DoubleTree by Hilton ensures the absolute best experiences for guests and continues to be a symbol of comfort through contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings, and meetings and event spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,900 properties with more than 939,000 rooms, in 114 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 94 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
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