When Japan was announced as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics, hotels — both local and international — jumped at the chance to build and expand their brands in the capital city of Tokyo. The lack of luxury hotels in Tokyo and the surrounding areas gives high-end brands the perfect opportunity to stake claim in the bustling city, expecting an influx of approximately 40 million people for the games.
One such chain is Marriott, which plans to build two of its high-end Edition hotels in Tokyo, one in the Toranomon area and the other in the Ginza neighborhood, the first of the brand’s properties in Japan. By 2019, InterContinental Hotels Group will open the doors to a spa and resort in Beppu, in the south of Japan.
The Olympic Games provide a viable reason for hotel chains to start breaking ground on new properties, but Japan would benefit from these new hotels regardless as the Asian nation has seen growth in visitor numbers in recent years and expects these numbers to continue increasing into the next decade, with an anticipated 60 million tourists by 2030.
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Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas launched an e-gift offer allowing guests to dream of and prepare for their next escape. Through June 28, e-gift purchases receive an exclusive 30 percent extra value. The e-gifts can be used for all Anantara services, including dining, spa and signature experiences. E-gifts purchased by June 28 are valid for 12 months. Purchase an e-gift.
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