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Best Western adds four new hotels in Japan

May 20 (Thu ), 2010
Best Western adds four new hotels in Japan

Best Western International has added four new hotels to its growing portfolio in Japan – the 242-room Best Western Hotel Fino Sapporo (Sapporo), 145-room Best Western Hotel Fino Oita (Oita), 72-room Best Western Naha Inn (Okinawa) and 168-room Best Western Fukuoka Nakasu Inn (Fukuoka).

The four new hotels join Best Western’s existing portfolio of seven hotels in Japan, located in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagasaki, Hirosaki, Sendai, Takayama and Wakayama, further establishing the brand’s position as one of the country’s fastest expanding hotel chains. Another two properties are also set to soon join Best Western in Osaka and Sapporo in July and November this year.

“Japan boasts a diverse array of tourism destinations and enchanting culture, backed up by strong government support for the tourism industry and impressive infrastructure, transportation and communication systems,” said Best Western International’s Vice President Operations for Asia and the Middle East, Glenn de Souza. “We are thrilled with the new additions to the Best Western family in Japan, which significantly reinforces our presence in what is a key destination for our brand. Adding up to 11 hotels in Japan in strategic cities, it will position Best Western as the second largest international brand in the country.”

Best Western Hotel Fino Sapporo is centrally located in Sapporo, a major gateway city to the state of Hokkaido, famous for its natural beauty and ski resorts. Shopping, seafood dining and breathtaking golf courses are also enjoyed.

Best Western Hotel Fino Oita enjoys a convenient location between state government offices and a shopping/dining district in Oita city. Situated along the Seto Ocean, the seafood is abundant and the hotel is also close to the Beppu Hot Springs area, one of the world’s second largest outputs of hot spring water.

Best Western Naha Inn is in Naha, the capital city and business, shopping and entertainment centre of Japan’s renowned beach resort on Okinawa. Naha’s main street Kokusai Dori and the monorail are a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Best Western Fukuoka Nakasu Inn is centrally located in Fukuoka, Kyushu island’s largest city known for its blend of beautiful green spaces and big city feel. There’s wild nightlife, plentiful shopping, traditional shrines and historical sights to visit and a unique cuisine to enjoy.