DoubleTree by Hilton Debuts in Okinawa, Japan

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    Hilton Worldwide has opened the DoubleTree by Hilton Naha in Okinawa, Japan – the tenth Hilton Worldwide hotel in Japan and the first in the fast-growing, upscale DoubleTree by Hilton brand portfolio. Located in Naha, the capital city of Okinawa, the 227-room hotel is directly opposite the Okinawa Monorail station in Asahibashi, 11 minutes away from Naha Airport by monorail and 500 metres away from the local ferry terminal.”DoubleTree by Hilton is delighted to continue the expansion of our Asia Pacific presence by introducing another rewarding hotel experience with the DoubleTree by Hilton Naha. This new addition is our first in Japan and an extraordinary milestone for our brand’s global growth. It continues our growth strategy to provide outstanding hotel offerings in gateway countries and cities around the world,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.

    “We are thrilled at the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Naha. With close to 50 years of proud history in Japan, this latest opening is our tenth and further reinforces Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to growth in this wonderful country with our diverse and outstanding portfolio of hospitality brands that includes DoubleTree by Hilton,” said Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. “The DoubleTree by Hilton, Naha will contribute to making Okinawa a great place to visit for business and pleasure.”

    Located along Higashimachi, DoubleTree by Hilton Naha is just one kilometre from Kokusai Dori, the premier shopping district in Naha, and various Okinawa government and business centres such as Okinawa City Hall, Tax Bureau, Commerce Authority and the Electricity Supply Bureau. The Shuri Castle, formerly a royal palace during the time of the Ryuku Kingdom and presently a world heritage site, is five kilometres away.

    The 12-story DoubleTree by Hilton Naha will offer a 40 square-metre meeting room, a salon, a laundry and car parking facilities. Guests can also enjoy their meals at The Riverside Restaurant and Cafe, the hotel’s all-day dining outlet serving an international cuisine.

    Daniel Fountain / 09.06.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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