Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with ORIX Corporation for a Hyatt Centric hotel and Hyatt House hotel in Kanazawa, Japan’s north coast in the Hokuriku region. The hotels, expected to open in mid-2020, will mark Hyatt’s first joint development and first Hyatt House hotel in Japan.
“We are delighted to announce the first Hyatt Centric and Hyatt House hotel combination in Japan,” said Hirohide Abe, senior vice president of Hyatt, Japan and Micronesia. “The opening of these hotels will allow us to meet the expectations of travelers from within Japan and abroad while providing the local community of Kanazawa with new concepts, products, and services that fit the personality of their beloved city.”
At this location, the Hyatt Centric and Hyatt House brands will offer a hotel experience that will offer an array of services and amenities that will meet the needs of our guests, whether traveling alone, with family, for business, or for leisure. This combined experience will enable guests to enjoy the benefits of both brands in one location.
Chosen for their sought-after locations and locally inspired designs, Hyatt Centric hotels serve as a launch pad for guests to explore and discover the best of the destination. Hyatt Centric Kanazawa will occupy the entire 14-story left tower and will offer approximately 250 guestrooms, a restaurant, a rooftop bar, a fitness center, and meeting facilities.
The Hyatt House brand is rooted in extensive consumer insights indicating that guests seek stylish, comfortable, seamless experiences that accommodate their lifestyles and familiar routines. Hyatt House Kanazawa, set to be the first Hyatt House hotel to open in Japan, will occupy floors three to seven of the 15-story right tower. The hotel will offer about 90 apartment-style suites equipped with kitchens for extended-stay and long-term guests, a gym, and a multi-purpose social space that includes a restaurant, a lounge, a bar, and a business center. Every suite will include a kitchen, dining table, sofa, and washing machine, and all other essentials needed to provide a modern home away from home experience. Guests will be able to buy local specialties at the market and prepare it back in the comfort of their own hotel room. Hyatt House hotels propose a comfort-stay where guests can relax and fully enjoy the attractions of this historical city while keeping their own lifestyle while traveling.
Located next to JR Kanazawa Station, the key stop on Japan’s newest bullet train route, the hotels will provide convenient access to many of the country’s finest historical landmarks. Additionally, the hotels will be in close proximity to Kanazawa’s rich culture and history, including the city’s 16th century castle, sweeping traditional gardens, natural hot springs and expansive scenery.
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