Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its first Curio Collection by Hilton hotel in Japan, and third in Asia Pacific, KYUKARUIZAWA KIKYO. Located in the scenic and historic destination of Karuizawa in Nagano prefecture, the mountain village hotel features 50 spacious guestrooms elegantly designed as havens for rejuvenation, and amenities such as a wellness spa, public bath, sauna, fitness center and an elegantly designed wedding chapel set in a beautiful courtyard. The hotel will be managed by Tokyo Stay Service Co. Ltd. under a franchise agreement between Hilton and Tokyu Land Corporation.
“Having recently celebrated the opening of our 50th Curio Collection hotel, we are excited to introduce the brand to Japan as we continue to expand our portfolio of handpicked, distinctive hotels and resorts around the world,” said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “Japan is a key market for us, and we are confident that tourism will continue to flourish in the country as travelers explore beyond popular urban areas like Tokyo and Osaka. Karuizawa, known for its rich foliage and ski slopes, is the perfect location for a Curio Collection hotel, offering travelers the authentic experience they crave.”
Guests can also look forward to memorable dining experiences at French restaurant SONORITÉ, which brings together the best of Shinshu (Nagano’s traditional name) produce and French cuisine techniques. Helmed by Chef Ryu Nakanishi, who has extensive experience at Michelin-starred restaurants in Lyon, France and Ginza, Tokyo, the restaurant offers guests classic dishes with modern elements, enhanced by a unique combination of regional ingredients.
“I am honored to serve as the first general manager of Japan’s first Curio Collection by Hilton hotel. Together with my team, we look forward to welcoming our first guests to KYUKARUIZAWA KIKYO, and showing them the light and warmth of hospitality as they recharge and rejuvenate amid the hotel’s tranquil surroundings and Karuizawa’s bountiful nature” said Yoshiaki Sugiki, general manager, KYUKARUIZAWA KIKYO, Curio Collection by Hilton.
The hotel, which is approximately 15 minutes by foot from the JR Karuizawa train station, is also a short walk from historic Karuizawa, a popular tourist destination because of its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful scenery.
KYUKARUIZAWA KIKYO, Curio Collection by Hilton is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.
For more information or to make reservations, travelers may visit the hotel’s website on www.kyukaruizawakikyo.curiocollection.com. More information on recent and upcoming Curio Collection by Hilton openings is available at news.curio.com/openings.
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